I think it’s beautiful, and I don’t get it either. My husband dislikes [name]Linnea[/name] because he thinks it’s too close to the word “linear.” [name]Even[/name] if that association is there, I still don’t think there’s any valid teasing potential!
I agree with everyone! [name]Even[/name] though I wouldn’t use [name]Linnea[/name] personally, I do like it a lot and would be impressed to meet one. I don’t understand where the teasing potential (or the idea that it’s a bad name in any light) comes from! Did they give any general impression as to why it would be a bad name on the thread? I really don’t get it, lol.
[name]Linnea[/name] is a beautiful name, and there’s a wonderfully gorgeous picture book that is still in print that uses this name. I can’t imagine, in a world where [name]Neveah[/name] is used, that [name]Linnea[/name] would be anything but lovely.
[name]One[/name] of the posts said something like “poor child” so I thought, that I’m maybe overlooking something I just don’t see as a non native speaker. A word I don’t have in mind, a tampon brand, a porn store, I don’t know
Apparently it was just personal taste then. It’s not on my list or anything, I was just so surprised and wondering.
I don’t get it either! Although I first thought it was pronounced with the stress on the first syllable [name]LINN[/name]-ee-ah and I thought it was so pretty. The correct pronunciation is pretty too though- is it [name]Lin[/name]-AY-ah? Either way, I don’t get the hate.
Some of the members of this site are just over dramatic. [name]Linnea[/name] is not a horrible name. I tend to avoid those threads, simply because most of the time the “horrible” names listed are just not the poster’s personal naming style.
It’s actually one of my favorites. I think it must just be personal taste. Usually if there’s a bad association the person will flat out state it. I read the book growing up and I think it’s quite pretty, although I wouldn’t want people tempted to call her [name]Lynn[/name].