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  1. #21
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    I haaated it at first.

    But the more I think about it... idk, it's actually growing on me. It's very easily feminised with Lin/Lyn as a nn, anyway.

  2. #23
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    Lincoln doesn't bother me. I don't like it, but I'm not offended by it - the same goes for hundreds of other names. The fact it's a surname isn't really relevant since it's not a name I like the sound of in the first place.

    I don't like it for either gender, but I just think that surnames *should* be gender neutral. I know that they tend 'sound masculine' and everything, but it's purely opinion, like what exactly defines masculinity in a name? And what exactly defines femininity in a name? Surely 'Maeve' or 'Grace' could be argued to be very masculine sounding too, since everything is down to opinion.

    I'll stop before I get all feminist-ranty on the concept of 'unisex' names.
    Last edited by oliviasarah; April 5th, 2013 at 12:49 PM. Reason: sp
    olivia, seventeen, obsessively maternal with a lovely black kitten Shura

    a few close to my heart;
    Emmett - Eoghan - Alec - Wilfred - Oberon - Nicholas - Hugh
    Polly - Estella - Jemima - Billie - Imogen - Eilidh - Fenella


  3. #25
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    I'm going to start making threads entitled "Elizabeth. *eye roll*" and "Beatrice... Ugh." I'm starting to get slightly peeved that most people on this site can so blatantly make fun of and trash a name just because it's generally used on boys. I get it, it's not your style. But do you really have to make an entire thread just to trash a name because it doesn't fit your style criteria?
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


    Trying for #2 in January 2014.

  4. #27
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    And to answer the original question, I like Lincoln on a girl. Link is a cool nickname for a boy or a girl. Maybe they are huge fans of Abraham Lincoln and wanted to honor him, maybe they are very patriotic and thought Lincoln Bell sounded awesome. Maybe it's a family name. Who knows.
    My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~


    Sawyer ~ Aven ~ Elowen ~ Sage ~ Eilonwy ~ Eleanor
    Morgan ~ Asher ~ ___ ~ ___ ~ Currently trying to fill the blanks...


    Trying for #2 in January 2014.

  5. #29
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    I didn't realize Kristen Bell had a daughter - I assumed she had a baby boy and had the really cute idea of naming him Lincoln.

    As far as gender benders go, I can think of prettier, more neutral names for a girl.
    ...dreaming of naming my future first cat.

    today's favorites: Merlin, Sherlock, Scheherazade

    (and favorites of the non-pet names: Celia Hermione, Arthur Rooney)

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