View Poll Results: Linus vs. Felix

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  • Linus Roman Ch-----

    19 50.00%
  • Felix Roman Ch-----

    19 50.00%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Midwest, US

    One more time - help us pick: Linus vs Felix

    I thought we'd settled on Linus, but I'm having reservations. I know most people said name-teasing isn't an issue, but I have images of blue blankets and anus jokes running through my head. On the surface, I love the name. My husband loves it, my 4 year-old daughter likes it, even my midwife's assistant is gunning for it. We have engineering backgrounds, so we both love the Linux/Torvalds and Pauling connections.
    BUT I keep wondering if we should go with the "safer" name of Felix. Slightly more common, fewer well-known characters, still goes well with my daughter's name (Sylvia) and the chosen middle. Ugh.

    So, please humor the 34-week, hormonal, emotional pregnant lady here and vote in my poll (again). And any insight would be appreciated why you pick one over the other. Last name starts with Ch- and rhymes with Journey.
    Mom to Sylvia Caron and Linus Roman

  2. #3
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Somewhere in NY
    I much prefer Linus, I like the handsome intelligence it exudes. I've never really loved Felix for some reason.
    ♧ mama to finnegan alexander [11.29.15] ♧
    ♧ a wee one due [08.03.17] ♧
    ♧ sullivan ; seamus ; rosemary ; annemarie ♧

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I like Linus a lot, and I think it's much better than Felix. As far as teasing goes, what about Felix the __ (fe-licks the floor, butt, toilet, d***s, whatever). Also the cat could lead to kids calling him p****. Kids are creative, and will find a way to tease anyone about their name, if they really want to. I think you should stick with Linus

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Well, I picked Felix before reading your post (oops) because I personally like it best. It feels less clunky to me than Linus, and honestly I think the teasing potential, as others have noted, is about equal for both (but I don't think kids get teased JUST because of a name). If you were torn because you absolutely loved BOTH names, then I'd say Felix. However, after reading your post, I'd 100% say go with Linus. It's seems like Felix is a compromise to you, and that means it's not the right name for your son. Linus seems to be the name you have your heart set on. You love it, your family loves it, so go with it. It goes wonderfully with Sylvia as well (which, btw, I love!)
    Last edited by sarahdoodle; July 9th, 2013 at 04:06 PM.
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    Elanor Magdalene | Finnian ??
    Rosemary Lark | Calder Timothy
    Genevieve ?? | William Augustine
    Agnes Valentine | Harrison Peter

    Lucy ~ Fiona ~ Leia ~ Jane ~ Edith ~ Primrose ~ Gail ~ Gloria
    Elizabeth ~ Therese ~ Maisy ~ Susannah ~ Molly ~ Juniper

    August ~ Harrison ~ Benedict ~ Andrew/Ander ~ Ignatius
    Peter ~ Percival/Percy ~ Bram ~ Lewis ~ Oliver ~ Calvin

  5. #9
    Join Date
    May 2012
    They both have some negatives (Charlie Brown & the blanket for Linus and Felix the cat & 'feel' 'licks'), but I'd still go with Felix.
    Linus feels like the name of a computer program to me. Sort of a cross between dorky Leonard and frilly latinized Linnaeus, the classification guy.

    Felix feels like it's meeting the vintage theme and the dorky/cool theme.
    Top Names: Benedict Calvin & Noelle Geneva
    Olivia/Livy : Darah/Bethel : Eve/Verity
    Eli/Solomon : Luke/Zane: Levi/Phineas
    Due in January!

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