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April 18th, 2013 09:30 PM #1Senior Member
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April 18th, 2013 09:34 PM #3Member
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April 18th, 2013 10:11 PM #7
Isn't Lincoln first a surname, and then a place? Abraham Lincoln (not to mention his parents, and their parents, etc.) was born nearly 50 years before Lincoln, Nebraska, was established as a town (I checked!). Don't suppose that makes it any less unisex, but as surnames have tended to be passed down through sons (while this still happens with women, particularly in the south, this is why everyone insists Emerson, Avery, Aubrey, Harper, etc. have masculine origins), it skewers masculine. Honestly, I can't imagine Lincoln on a girl at all (it doesn't sound cute or edgy or feminine to me in the slightest!), and Lincoln has been on the rise for boys long before Kristen Bell used it.
Then again, since Jessica Simpson used Maxwell for girls, I've started to see people say, "Oh, I could never use Maxwell, it's unisex." (For crying out loud, it's not unisex--two celebrities named their daughters that! It's not a trend, it's idiocy!) I'm praying neither one of them catches on for girls. :/ But I think you're probably safe. It'll take a while for Lincoln to truly catch on for girls, if it ever does.Lise
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April 18th, 2013 10:15 PM #9