Zara, Linnea, Sylvie?

What are your opinions on these names? They are 3 new ones I’ve added to my girls list.

[name]Zara[/name] - pronounced Zarr-uh. SO cool in my opinion. Very exotic to my ears, but can you see it on a little white girl? There is also the clothing store with this name where I live (but they sell very nice clothes haha).

[name]Linnea[/name] - Gorgeous and uncommon too, and I love how it connects to my Scandinavian heritage. I’d be concerned with people pronouncing it [name]Lin[/name]-ee-uh or thinking that I “made it up” though.

[name]Sylvie[/name] - I think it’s a lot cuter/more fresh than [name]Sylvia[/name], which I find kind of dated since I knew an older woman named [name]Sylvia[/name].

Wdyt? Any good combos?

I love [name]Zara[/name] and [name]Linnea[/name]. [name]Sylvie[/name] is ok. I like it way better than [name]Sylvia[/name]. Mn ideas:

[name]Zara[/name] [name]Bethel[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Daisy[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Florence[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Hermione[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Isis[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Kismet[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Lily[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Monet[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Natalia[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Opal[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Poppy[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Roxana[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Thisbe[/name]

[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Britt[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Daisy[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Esther[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Freya[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Ginger[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Katarina[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Pia[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Tansy[/name]

[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Annabelle[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Belinda[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Catalina[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Delilah[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Guinevere[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Helena[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Joanna[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Lilah[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Magdalena[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Nicolette[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Oriane[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Parthenope[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]

I like [name]Zara[/name] a lot. [name]Linnea[/name] is okay but I always pronounced it lin-ee-uh but I see it’s suppose to be lin-ay-uh…hmm. [name]Sylvie[/name] is just a nickname to me and [name]Sylvia[/name] is very pretty. I like [name]Sylvie[/name] as a nn for [name]Silvana[/name].

[name]Zara[/name] [name]Elise[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Lorraine[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Willow[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Arielle[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Corinne[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Jade[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Elodie[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Gwen[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Imogen[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Odette[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Magdalene[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Silvana[/name]

I like all three names! I’d say that [name]Sylvie[/name] is my favorite, followed by [name]Linnea[/name] (I always forget how much I like [name]Linnea[/name] until someone mentions it!) and then [name]Zara[/name].

For your concern about a “little white girl” named [name]Zara[/name], you don’t have to look any further than the British [name]Royal[/name] Family - [name]Princess[/name] [name]Anne[/name]'s daughter is named [name]Zara[/name]. :slight_smile:

Combos: I’ve been really loving [name]Joyce[/name] as a middle name lately, and I think [name]Linnea[/name] [name]Joyce[/name] sounds gorgeous. [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Jane[/name] or the previous suggestion of [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Iris[/name] would be fabulous. As for [name]Zara[/name], how about [name]Zara[/name] [name]Helene[/name]?

I love the name [name]Linnea[/name]! It’s gorgeous!
[name]Zara[/name] is pretty cool as well.
[name]Sylvie[/name] is alright. It seems like a popular choice on Nameberry.

I love [name]Linnea[/name]. It’s at the top of my list right now if this little one turns out to be a girl.

[name]Zara[/name] is cool, but I wonder if pronunciation would be an issue. Zehr-a or Zhar-a? Although personally that wouldn’t stop me from using it. I totally think it’s usable and not too exotic.

I really like [name]Sylvie[/name] too. It was in the running for my older daughter’s name but we ended up going with [name]Sylvan[/name] instead. I always figured [name]Sylvie[/name] would be her nickname but at almost 3 we havn’t used it yet. Maybe as she gets older though!

I really, really like [name]Zara[/name] and [name]Linnea[/name]. [name]Sylvie[/name] not so much. I first heard [name]Zara[/name] while shopping in Europe and thought it was such a cool name. I went to school with a girl named [name]Linnea[/name], and once she told people how to pronounce it, there weren’t any issues. I would use either name, but my husband vetoed both of them =(. You really can’t go wrong with either. I also wouldn’t worry about using [name]Zara[/name] because exotic names are becoming more common. Good luck!!

I have to say, I love [name]Sylvie[/name]! I like [name]Sylvia[/name], too…I know most people think it’s dated, but it has a youthful fresh feeling to me, probably because I don’t know any older Sylvias. :slight_smile: To my mind [name]Sylvie[/name] conjures up the image of a sweet little innocent girl. ([name]Tasha[/name] [name]Tudor[/name] wrote a book about a [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Ann[/name] - very sweet children’s Halloween story.)

I like [name]Zara[/name], it means to blossom in Arabic so that is very nice. By the way, [name]Zara[/name] is a fairly common name in the UK so I wouldnt really about a white baby having this name I like [name]Linnea[/name] too. [name]Sylvie[/name] I like the least but its nice

I love all three names. [name]Sylvie[/name] and [name]Linnea[/name] are my favourites.
MN suggestions:
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Elise[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Annalise[/name]

[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Alice[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Hazel[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]

[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Margot[/name]

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Well, I’m Swedish and the proper pronunciation of [name]Linnea[/name] in Swedish would be [name]Lin[/name]-ee-uh:) I like [name]Linn[/name]éa and I like [name]Sylvie[/name], but I like [name]Lydia[/name] even more. [name]How[/name] about [name]Linnea[/name] [name]Pearl[/name] or [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Rose[/name]?:slight_smile:

I love them all! [name]Zara[/name] and [name]Sylvie[/name] are my favorites, but I think all three are stunning, and would actually love to see sisters with the names. :slight_smile:

What about:

[name]Zara[/name] [name]Madeleine[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Zara[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]

[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Celeste[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Linnea[/name] [name]Evangeline[/name]

[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Anais[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Rebecca[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Isabelle[/name]

Good luck!

I looove the name [name]Linnea[/name] but I know what you mean about the [name]Linnea[/name] pronunciation. I had a Swedish/American friend called [name]Linnea[/name] (lin-ay-uh) and my dad would always make comments about linear rules. So ANNOYING!!

I would like to combine two of your choices to [name]Zara[/name] [name]Linnea[/name]. I think it’s a pretty combo.

I know a white girl (27yrold) named [name]Zara[/name] if that helps, and her name suits her. However my vote goes to sylvie :slight_smile:

I live in the Midwest and I know at least 7 [name]Linnea[/name]'s of all ages. No one has ever had pronunciation issues. The name is great and ages really well. Because its such a historical Scandinavian name, I think it feels the most classic, even though it is unusual outside the Midwest.

That being said, I like sylvie the most. It’s adorable!

I like all three, but [name]Linnea[/name] is my favorite. I am kinda biased though because it is very similar to my middle name L’Nae. I think [name]Linnea[/name] is where my parents got the idea, they just didn’t know how to spell it :wink: They had friends who were living in [name]Scotland[/name] at the time and they came to visit and brought pictures of a [name]Loch[/name] [name]Linnea[/name] (?? not sure still if this is the right spelling, but it’s the closest I could figure out). Anyway, my parents thought the [name]Loch[/name] and the name were so pretty that they used it for my middle name and just spelled it like they thought it sounded. [name]Zara[/name] is pretty and a little exotic without being unrecognizable which is nice. I like [name]Sylvie[/name] too, though I can never choose between [name]Sylvia[/name] nn [name]Sylvie[/name], or just [name]Sylvie[/name]. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of those :slight_smile:

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Sylvie[/name] - one of my favorite girl names ever!!!

[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Christine[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Rachel[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Meredith[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Harper[/name]
[name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Jessamine[/name]