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Will the Movie Lincoln Affect Baby Names?

By February 21, 2013

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I've got a prediction for a baby name trend that might continue to pick up steam in the next few years. You've probably already noticed how last name baby names are a relatively new naming trend that has been gaining in popularity. Think about: Madison, Jackson, Parker, Mason, Taylor, Riley. These very popular baby names have only recently (recently as in the past 2-3 decades) become popular.

I have a feeling though that when the top baby names are released around Mother's Day this year, we will see a rise in popularity of the name Lincoln. Why? Well, it's sometimes a little surprising to see just how strongly the movies cranked out of Hollywood (not to mention the actors) can relate to the popularity of baby names.

I think the name Lincoln will illustrate that point. It's going to combine to popular influences on how to choose a baby name: Hollywood names and last name first names. It's like the perfect storm in baby naming trends.

And you'd better bet your binky that when baby name lists are released in the next few months, I am going to come back here and give a big, "I told you so!" Time will tell.

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