Irish Clover as Totem: St. Patrick's Day 2015 has receded into the past, so it's time to abandon the three-leaf clover, a.k.a., shamrock, and see if we can find a four-leaf clover. It will bring good luck. Here, it must have worked just a little: He made it to his birthday, and passed away one day later. Since his family name is not of Irish origin, these four-leaf clovers may be simply good-luck totems. Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.