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).

nagynolonger Tue 05-Mar-13 05:14:33

The first thing that came to my mind was a shade of the colour green.

A story about Robin Hoods men wearing linden green from when I was little.

I've never heard it used as a name before but there is nothing wrong with it and I can't see why a DC would be teased.

williaminajetfighter Tue 05-Mar-13 05:48:09

I know a few Lindseys (boys). Quite traditional name and not one for teasing!

I know a Linden! But... She's a girl. It is quite a girly name to me, she's Lindy as a nn.

NotTreadingGrapes Tue 05-Mar-13 06:25:55

Boy in my class was called Linden. When he was about 15 his parents allowed him to change it to his middle name which was something like Andrew if I remember rightly.

It sounds nice, but I do think it sounds feminine.

birdofthenorth Tue 05-Mar-13 06:58:00

I know a Linden and Linton, both adult men. Love the name Linden. Also seen it spelt Lyndon after President Lyndon Johnson. Might get called London at school but there's worse things you could be teased with.

ChompieMum Tue 05-Mar-13 07:01:18

V sorry but I think it sounds a bit geeky as a first name. Reminds me of Sheldon reference in when Harry met Sally. For some reason though I really like it as a middle name.

memphis83 Tue 05-Mar-13 07:13:32

I have one but spelt Lyndon. Never heard a bad comment, everyone says how nice it is. Never met one before having him then met two grown up ones the week he was born. Both had never had any negative comments about there name,nd loved it.
Never had anyone tried spelling or saying it as London either.
It was a last minute choice of name and so glad we went for it.

pinkthechaffinch Tue 05-Mar-13 07:17:05

I have an 11 year old Lyndon. He loves his name and has never been teased about it..(high fives Memphis)

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Tue 05-Mar-13 09:44:16

I know a middle aged man called Lindon. When I first met him I thought he had a great name, I love it.

BeeBopDingALing Tue 05-Mar-13 11:22:50

Listen to your DH.

mayanna123 Tue 05-Mar-13 11:49:57

I can't see anything teaseworthy about Linden but to me it is the German plural of Linde (lime tree): eine Linde, zwei Linden.

How about these with a similar feel:
Tristan
Reuben
Quentin
Adrian

silverfrog Tue 05-Mar-13 11:53:54

I love it, but dh vetoed for similar reasons.

He woudl have been fractionally happier with Lyndon, but I don't like that spelling - Linden seems clean, simple and fresh to me.

I haven't ever come across a female Linden, so it doesn't sound girly to me.

MiaowTheCat Tue 05-Mar-13 14:05:11

I wouldn't - but it's the name of our street (and no fucker spells it right there anyway).

Pinkbump3 Tue 05-Mar-13 14:10:29

Dh once had a friend named linden and always thought is was a great name. Sadly he passed away but the few times I have heard it since then I always think of it as a lovely strong male name.

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!

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

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

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.

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

Lyndon Johnson is a wonderful namesake!

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!

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!?!

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

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

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

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

I like it. Could have called DS that.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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

my DD is a dinosaur train fan too wink

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.

WormCanner Mon 11-Mar-13 12:03:46
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!

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

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

It's okay, have heard plenty worse!

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