I know that this topic has received much discussion previously but it’s a matter that really peeves me. Couldn’t somebody please come up with a new and more appropriate (preferably Irish) name for this so-called ‘Irish Bouzouki’? I have no affection for the name ‘Bouzouki’, and in my opinion it really isn’t one. Neither, given the scale is it clear what you mean when you call them an octave mandolin. Long scale octave mandolin is just too long a name and nobody knows what you are talking about. I’ve given it much thought ever since I bought one because it irritates me and whenever anybody asks me what it is I cringe. My imagination can come up with nothing. Just wondering if anybody else cares?