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Linnea or Flora

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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?

ZenNudist Sat 20-Apr-13 06:24:32

Neither are to my taste sorry

Flora, apart from the ignominy of having your name on margarine, is frumpy

Linnea, might be good if you were Swedish ( if it's recognised as a real name there). Otherwise its a bit 'made up' sounding. It doesn't help that I shop in house of Fraser so it just makes me think of homewares & clothes etc

TheRealFellatio Sat 20-Apr-13 06:12:20

I don't like either. Flora always sounds frumpy to me, an Linnea doesn't even sound like a proper name.

nooka Sat 20-Apr-13 05:58:02

Flora sounds a little bit bit dull to me, and has no obvious nicknames (I like names that offer possibilities). Linnea is nicer sounding I think, and does look like a pretty flower. I like Linnet too.

raisah Fri 19-Apr-13 23:15:50

Linnea is also the namr of house of frasers own brand clothing.

If you want the floral theme without the margarine association, how about Zinnia? It is less popular than Flora so wil szand out more.

Still18atheart Fri 19-Apr-13 20:23:44

Not keen on either but prefer Flora by a mile

DownyEmerald Fri 19-Apr-13 20:21:11

As a biologist I think Linnea is fab, and would have liked it myself but dp vetoed it. I prefer it to Flora.

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

House of Fraser brand. Don't!smile

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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

Linnea - top of our list. Lovely meaning too.

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.

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?


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

I do prefer Linnea to Flora.

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

Also Linnea is one of the prettiest wildflowers.

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.

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.

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

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

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 10:02:31

Linnea is rather pretty, is it after Carl Linnaeus?

Flora is also lovely - both pretty names.

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.

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