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In Anne Tyler's awesome novel, "The Amateur Marriage", Linnet is the name of Michael and Pauline's daughter, pronounced "LIN-net" (she goes by Lindy).
sandrinchen  4/15/2007
From the American Heritage Dictionary, about the etymology of the Linnet bird:

[Obsolete French linette, from Old French, from lin, flax (from its feeding on flax seed), from Latin lînum.]
earthnut  9/13/2007
Linnet Ridgeway is a character in Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile.
― Anonymous User  6/17/2008
A very sweet meaning. The name looks pretty, but sounds close to Lynette, which I dislike as it is so dated.
vomiting  6/12/2009
I assumed this was pronounced 'Lih-NAY', which is nice.
Aureliano  6/4/2010
Excerpted from William Butler Yeats' poem, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree":

"And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, / Dropping from the veils of the morning where the cricket sings; / There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, / And evening full of the Linnet's wings."
ars musica  4/21/2013

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