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Linus Roache is a British actor.
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2005
Linus Torvalds developed the Linux operating system.

Linus Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963.
-- Ylva  2/11/2006
Linus is a very popular name in Sweden. Here it is pronounced as "LEE-nus".
-- Ylva  2/11/2006
Linus is the boy who's always dragging a blanket behind him in the "Peanuts" series with Charlie Brown.
-- Mommy2B  5/24/2006
Popular name in Germany, pronounced LEE-nuws. [noted -ed]
-- JHK  9/3/2006
I was fine with this name when I was younger, but now it grates on my ears (thanks to the obnoxious English pronunciation and the connection to "Peanuts"). This name will get a boy nothing but teasing and calls of "Where's your blanket?"
-- gaelruadh19  1/10/2007
This is such an unattractive name, in my humble opinion. It also reminds me of the word 'anus.'
-- Anonymous User  3/15/2007
Linus Larrabee is the name of the unlikely romantic hero of the 1954 MGM film "Sabrina".
-- k1wibaby  11/20/2007
The only -us name that has me wanting to poke my eyes out. It's disgusting, affected and laughable.
-- Anonymous User  6/9/2008
Linus and Lucy ("by coincidence", Charlie Brown says to Lucy) is a song by Vince Guaraldi.
-- welovejamesarness  6/14/2008
Very unappealing. The Peanuts character doesn't make it any better.
-- Kerules  6/14/2009
Random fact: In St Trinian's (the 2007 one), Geoffrey says he used to have a dog called Linus.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  7/18/2009
I don't care for this name. It will lead to teasing because of the Peanuts character, and I find Linus Torvalds to be quite annoying and nasty.
-- bananarama  9/7/2009
I personally find this name to be charming. I didn't make any connection to "Peanuts" at all.

I don't understand the bad feelings toward this name. It's lovable, and not as "weird" or unheard of as other names ending in "us".
-- RachieVic  12/25/2009
Love it! It's adorable for a little boy. For a man it sounds a bit dashing. I am surprised at the intensity with which some people dislike this name. I think the Peanuts association is a positive-- Linus was a sweet character! With the current trend of parents choosing unique names, I would not be surprised if a few people chose this name.
-- emily  1/13/2010
I think that origin of this name is rather from Lithuanian Linas name, which is very widespread in our country. Meaning of this name is also flax. Lithuanian language is one of the oldest Indo-European languages in Europe and this name is very old.
-- alberlau  6/1/2010
Benjamin Linus was a character on the show "Lost." He was a compulsive liar and a cold-blooded murderer. He was portrayed by Michael Emerson.
-- breakofday  6/14/2010
Linus Gerdemann is a German professional road bicycle racer.
-- Winter  7/13/2010
The name of Matt Damon's character in the "Ocean's" movies.
-- Liesl  10/5/2010
I think it's a rather dashing and adorable name.
-- Liesl  10/25/2010
I can kind of understand why people don't like it. I don't find it very attractive in English either. But it's one of my FAVORITE names in German (LEE-nuws) I would definitely use this for a future son. I think it's adorable for a child, but ages well. And, I think, it's timeless.(:
-- Lieselchen  11/20/2010
I think Linus is a great name, with a positive associate with Linus from Peanuts; a sweet, intellectual and trustworthy boy. I'd use it as a middle name, though, rather than a first name, because the association would inevitably lead to teasing and blanket jokes.
-- mrose19  6/12/2011
I knew an adorable young boy with this name, and it's kind of grown on me since. I can see why the Peanuts connection would make some skeptical, but a lot of the little boy's peers hadn't even read the Peanuts comic strip, so they didn't tease him at all. Not sure if I'd use this name on my own son, but I think it's a great name regardless. :)
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2012
I like this name, I'm using it for my own son. I'm moving to Sweden when I'm older, so it's going to be pronounced the Swedish way, which I think sounds pretty. And by the time he's going to go to school, most of the kids probably won't even know what Peanuts is, lessening his chances for teasing.
-- Anonymous User  6/24/2013
The adorable name Linus was given to 139 baby boys born in the US in 2012 :)
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013

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