Above is a picture of a Linden leaf with a little blossom.
Linden is one of three names given for a type of English tree, also known as the Tilia or Basewood.
Linden while known most as a type of tree is also the name of cities in Germany, Australia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, Switzerland, and the United States. In the US Linden cities can be found in Alabama, Arizona, California, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Linden Lab is also the name of the company that has developed the virtual world second life where they use "the Linden" as currency.
Hal Linden's the golden Globe nominated Actor, Trevor Linden's a hockey player, and Everwijn Johan Maarten van der Linden is the famous rower from the Netherlands.
But when it comes to my world...the most special Linden of all is my daughter who will be born any day (probably tomorrow).
My favorite thing about the name Linden is that it's beautiful, classy, unique, and sounds like a girl who's a lot of fun, nice, caring, and smart.
I also like the way the Linden leaf looks like a heart. She will be loved so much.