Because the developers who made it and work to maintain it, wanna call it Linux Mint, instead of Mint LInux ? ... Errrrr, that'd be my guess anyway. Also more random babblings, far as I know there is no standing naming convention associated with opensource software. You can call it rampaging monkey on steroids eating choc chips, if ya have the skills to make something useful out of opensource code.
( cheesy internet acting ... take 1 ... action ! )
A rose by any other name ... is still a rose ! ( grabs digital chest theatrically ) ... A Mint or linux by any other name is still Linux Mint or a Linux ... Though ye can call it whatever ya want.( bows )
Canna speak for everyone. But I have pet names for all my linux installs and sumtimes babytalk to them ... My widdle liny winny and so forth. Not sure if that's exactly correct technically speaking. Errrrr, forget I mentioned that.
hah. I don't baby talk my computers but of course I have named for them. any networked computer must have an intelligible name, so we might as well make them clever and memorable
One old computer I had that ran FreeBSD I named Cindi (which stands for Computer In Need of Desperate Improvement). My old laptop is Lenny because it starts with an L (for Laptop). Also I think I might've installed debian lenny on it once...