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Thread: What do you think of Lincoln?
May 7th, 2013 07:05 PM #16
How is sharing an opinion on an online forum getting in a uproar? If you ask me it's the exact same as your reply to this topic.
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May 7th, 2013 09:21 PM #22
Johnny Cash son about the curse put on a boy who gets a girl's name. It suggests a mentality that it's ok to be a boy, and it's ok for girls to be masculine, but it is never, ever ok for boys to suggest femininity or have feminine traits, and it suggests that a girl can't get ahead in the world while being feminine--rather, that she has to be masculine in order to be respected. It frankly suggests a pretty sexist mentality, and that's why people don't like boys names on girls, and some extend it to unisex names, though I personally don't.
I don't see Lincoln as a unisex name, it's strictly masculine to me, and like I said before, I'm all for it on a little boy. (And so disappointed it won't work with my SO's last name!) As for Marlowe, contrary to everything I just said, I consider it a strictly female name, because I've only ever heard of the Marlo spelling on women. However, if you think of it from a literary perspective and get the name from the playwright, then it would be a boy's name.
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May 7th, 2013 09:38 PM #24
It's been my experience that I keep my mouth shut if the child is born and named already. If you and your husband truly believe your daughters name can not be anything but Lincoln then use it. There is a sweet little girl I know named Carter. Yes I think Carter on a girl is unacceptable but, I'll never say what I think about it to her having a boys name to her parents because she makes her own personality not her name.Theodore Arthur