I want to tell you a story. I’ve never liked my name. I felt it was too common and didn’t accurately represent who I was. And then everyone spelled it incorrectly. I was more interested in the funky names that no one else had.
To top it off, my mom always bypasses the topic of why she named me Lindsay. I not-so-secretly believe it’s due to her long-time love of Fleetwood Mac (Lindsey Buckingham, anyone?). I did not want to be named after a dude. And now, the celebrity of reference for my name is Lindsay Lohan. Let’s just say, I’m not a fan. Lastly, I looked up the definition via ThinkBabyNames.
Lindsay \l(i)-nd-say, lin-dsay\ as a girl’s name (also used as boy’s name Lindsay), is pronounced LIN-zee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lindsay is “Lincoln’s marsh; island of linden trees“. Place name. The surname of some of the major Scottish and English noble families.
My initial thoughts? What the hell are Linden trees? Lincoln as in Abraham? Noble families? I suppose I can accept that. I guess it makes a little sense because I have English, Irish heritage. I am never satisfied at first, so I had to put on my detective hat and do more digging.
It turns out Linden trees are quite popular and common on the other side of the pond. The Linden has a soft wood used for decorative arts and are used as an herbal remedy for restlessness. Lastly, it’s used for fragrances, such as this lovely treat.
It’s called “Linden Blond Tabac” and if there ever was a perfume meant for me, this one would be it. So at the end of the day, it turns out that all my name represents isn’t so bad.
Do you like your name? Do you know the meaning?