Linden?

(40 Posts)
tinyshinyanddon Tue 05-Mar-13 03:55:40

For a boy? Is it too soft sounding? Dh says he will be teased (but offers no suggestions).

nectarini1983 Wed 13-Mar-13 20:12:43

It's okay, have heard plenty worse!

I know a Lynden, he's Welsh. It's a great name.

NowPlayingZone Tue 12-Mar-13 10:35:04

I knew a Linden, he was fairly effeminate so I always think of the name as such. Don't know why as its quite nice.
Definitely not. Strong name though. A lover, not a fighter!

WormCanner Mon 11-Mar-13 12:03:46
squoosh Sun 10-Mar-13 03:39:57

Linden Hall popped into my mind although I'm not sure why. Could be a place, could be a person. Must google.

my DD is a dinosaur train fan too wink

it's nice. not keen in your spelling though. it's a mans name not sure why your dh sees it at soft? what does he want, T- bone, Stab? Spike? YouTube the song 'a boy called sue' for your dhgrin

tinyshinyanddon Sun 10-Mar-13 02:47:59

Too bad I have a dislike for the letter y. Ah well, 10 days to go I am sure we will figure something out.

Zavi Fri 08-Mar-13 14:16:26

I really like it!

And I don't normally like "surname" names because I think they're chavy but this one isn't.

I would spell it Lyndon though, otherwise the spelling of it is a bit on the made up side - and that is chavy.

Of course he would be called Lyn by his friends after the age of about 7-8.

WormCanner Fri 08-Mar-13 14:11:13

Not in my experience, but when I was young there was a famous athlete called Lynn Davies so the name was familiar for men as well as women.

sausagebaconandtomatobutty Fri 08-Mar-13 07:29:47

Well yes it can be shortened to Lyn but depending on where you live, Lyn for a man would get some very odd looks

WormCanner Fri 08-Mar-13 00:57:39

Can't be shortened? hmm Lyndon is usually shortened to Lyn in my experience
<has Welsh in-laws>

sausagebaconandtomatobutty Thu 07-Mar-13 18:48:20

I know a Linden, Lyndon and Linton

Very individual names but can't be shortened so if they don't suit or dcs don't like them they are stuck

Can't say I'm a fan seem a bit pretentious and or wussy

MrsWolowitz Thu 07-Mar-13 18:42:25

I know a female Linden.

I don't mind it for females but I don't like it for a boy.

WormCanner Thu 07-Mar-13 18:40:41

Lyndon is quite popular in Wales, so what with that and LBJ it won't raise any eyebrows. Linden otoh looks effeminate on the page.

So although it shouldn't matter since they sound the same, I would choose Lyndon for a boy.

skifternavn Thu 07-Mar-13 17:08:35

I wouldn't it is currency if you play SecondLife.

vess Thu 07-Mar-13 11:13:42

I like it. Could have called DS that.

tinyshinyanddon Thu 07-Mar-13 04:03:46

Yes Fran I figured that was a muddle up of Lincoln (which was suggested to me as a possibility but it's just too presidential for me. Linden/Lyndon I can handle

FranKatzenjammer Wed 06-Mar-13 19:13:24

Robin Hood and his men wore lincoln green, not linden green.

MrsP23 Wed 06-Mar-13 18:58:22

I loved this name but my dh would not have it for similar reasons as yours.

Wasn't there a doctor in holby city called linden!?!

HeadingHome Wed 06-Mar-13 02:37:15

I knew an attractive rugby player called Lyndon (not sure of the spelling), so not girly in my mind!

OkayHazel Wed 06-Mar-13 02:19:57

Lyndon Johnson is a wonderful namesake!

tinyshinyanddon Wed 06-Mar-13 01:49:49

Hmm. Well not a terrible response from mnetters which is good. I've had a good response in our "adopted" country so wanted some uk input to check we are not living in crazytown.

peppertree Tue 05-Mar-13 19:22:32

sounds like a name of a house in a 1980's cul de sac

forgetmenots Tue 05-Mar-13 18:06:54

I know a lovely Linden but she is a (very beautiful and nice) woman! Can't imagine it on a boy, but that may be because I know a woman with the name!

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