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Linnea or Flora

(31 Posts)
InTheBoonies Wed 17-Apr-13 09:07:35

Any thoughts on these two names?

Flora - Down side, the margarine connection.

Linnea - Is it too hard to pronounce?

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Wed 17-Apr-13 09:20:11

love Flora, was going to use it 16 years ago but had the same misgivings because dh laughed for the same reasons.

I wish in some ways i had its lovely. Times have changed. Go for it, its classic(al). if you can have florence you can def have flora.

Linnea (after carl linneaus ?). not one im familiar with. People seem to have problems pronoucing ANY name nowadays , if you like it ,go for it.

thermalsinapril Wed 17-Apr-13 09:26:37

Linnea is very pretty and unusual. Once people have been told the pronounciation it won't be hard to remember.

Not so keen on Flora.

NotTreadingGrapes Wed 17-Apr-13 09:28:28

Linnea are sanitary towels here. <helpful>

How would you pronounce it? Linn-ea (like a line) or Linn-ay-er or what?

I do like Flora though.

Fragglewump Wed 17-Apr-13 09:30:19

I think there's a clothing line called linea isn't there?

Rhienne Wed 17-Apr-13 09:32:37

two friends have had babies in the last week. One Flora, one Linnea! smile

InTheBoonies Wed 17-Apr-13 09:59:48

Oh group mind in action Rhienne grin

Hmm well sanitary towels not good....

It's prounounced Linn-ay-er, I will probably go for Flora as it's more classic and i'm a bit of a nervous ninny about names. But I do think Linnea is lovely.

Gerrof Wed 17-Apr-13 10:02:31

Linnea is rather pretty, is it after Carl Linnaeus?

Flora is also lovely - both pretty names.

InTheBoonies Wed 17-Apr-13 10:21:36

It's a Swedish name in honour of Carl Linnaeus or the pink and white flower Linnaea borealis (also named in his honour).

It's currently a popular name in Norway and Sweden (top ten or near enough).

I have no Scandinavian connection, though I hope that does not matter.

Gerrof Wed 17-Apr-13 11:00:54

I really like it. It's unusual but very pretty.

MoonHare Wed 17-Apr-13 11:36:39

Prefer Flora, most people will see past the margarine thing.

I think you'll get Linn-ee-a as the pn for Linnea and it sounds too much like the word linear, i.e. relating to lines, which would seem odd. It's also a type of equation.

dyslexicdespot Wed 17-Apr-13 11:45:20

I am a Swede and love the name Linnea. Flora is pretty but brings to mind margarine and Fluoride.

dyslexicdespot Wed 17-Apr-13 11:47:06

Also Linnea is one of the prettiest wildflowers.

Gerrof Wed 17-Apr-13 12:16:42

I do prefer Linnea to Flora.

InTheBoonies Wed 17-Apr-13 12:17:53

dyslexicdespot as you are a Swede can I just check I have the pronunciation spot on. Lin-nay-a?


dyslexicdespot Wed 17-Apr-13 12:33:04

Yes, you are pronouncing it correctly. There are some very pretty books by Cristina Bjorkman about a little girl named Linnea. They are very popular in Sweden. Sorry I can't link.

BuntyPenfold Thu 18-Apr-13 22:29:37

Linnea - top of our list. Lovely meaning too.

TheSecondComing Thu 18-Apr-13 22:33:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BuntyPenfold Thu 18-Apr-13 22:40:00

Oh god are they - where? I have never seen them.

InTheBoonies Fri 19-Apr-13 07:14:43

Could some one link to these sanitary towels!

I've tried to find them on google but can't. Do they still exist or is it an old brand people are remembering?

Fudgemallowdelight Fri 19-Apr-13 20:03:20

I think Linnea is a beautiful name. I assumed it was pronounced Lineea though (which I prefer blush

Fudgemallowdelight Fri 19-Apr-13 20:05:00

It is the House of Fraser own brand,default,sc.html but that doesn't matter

Medlers22 Fri 19-Apr-13 20:05:05

My daughter is called Flora and people always say what a lovely name it is!

SingSongMummy Fri 19-Apr-13 20:07:53

Linea is a brand of margarine in Spain! I think Flora is a lovely name - makes me think of La Traviata if that helps!

hollyisalovelyname Fri 19-Apr-13 20:14:25

House of Fraser brand. Don't!smile

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