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Thread: Is this name headed to Top 100?
May 13th, 2013 01:38 PM #11
May 13th, 2013 02:48 PM #13
But like someone else said, there's been a LOT of Lincoln in pop culture recently, with movies and celebrity names, so I see it more as a fad than a 'permanent addition.' I simply can't see this name rising to incredible levels of popularity. Even breaking the top 200 isn't ridiculously popular; it really just makes a name known as opposed to uncommon. Lincoln might become normal, but it'll have a hard time knocking out those Johns and James's and Matthews.I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
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May 13th, 2013 03:18 PM #15Senior Member
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I'd say it is probably going to rise in popularity but I don't think like every other boy is going to be called Lincoln. If you really love the name, use it. If it's not your fav, then pick something else regardless of its popularity. If you really are interested in honoring Honest Abe, I don't see Abraham being in the top 20 anytime soon (and if you don't care for Abe, try Bram). If you want to honor presidents, Monroe is a cool choice, and there's Franklin (Roosevelt), Theodore (also Roosevelt), Johnson (nn Jack still can apply here, or Sonny), George (might coninue to rise in popularity a bit, honestly I was surprised to see it in the top 1000) Eisenhower (intersting choice, nn Howie?), Wilson, Jefferson (so awesome! I'd love to meet a little Jefferson), Quincy, Pierce, Grant, Hayes (could be interesting...), Rutherford (nn Ford?), Harding (nn Hardy?), Ford, or Roosevelt (nn Roo? not sure how I feel about it...). Anyways... Best of luck!
May 13th, 2013 03:34 PM #17Senior Member
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yes and no I don't think it's going into the top 100 this year. I think that if you named a boy Lincoln, he might know another one. But he might not. I think it's very possible he'll be the only one in his class. I wouldn't worry. It's not going to be in the top overnight. Also keep in mind, Lincoln only has one spelling so it's actually less popular than a name Aden. For most of their lives kids stay with kids who are the same age as them. I wouldn't worry if 10 years down the line it went into the top ten. Good Luck!
May 13th, 2013 04:17 PM #19Senior Member
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Baby #4 will be the last for us, so I am kind of sad to be saying goodbye to the beloved names I will now never use! At least I can still come here to encourage others to use them!
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