The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
I knew this headline would get your attention. Seriously, Washington paralegal Abraham Lincoln is named after President Abraham Lincoln and even claims the nation’s 16th president is a very distant ancestor. Of course, his email username is “mrprez16”.
The current Mr. Lincoln’s mother describes how she chose his name:
“I never knew I was going to marry a man with the last name ‘Lincoln,’ never dreamed about it. So when I got married (in 1982) to my husband, Dean Lincoln, and we had our second child, and it was a boy,” she says, snapping her fingers, “sure enough, I wanted to name him Abraham.”
“We didn’t have to argue very much because of course the heritage that he has … and his great-grandfather’s name was Abraham.”
He is interested in attending law school, with an eye on a future career in politics or public service like his namesake.
Of the current Mr. Lincoln’s aspirations, President Lincoln might say, “You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm.” (Source:Letter to General Joseph Hooker, Jan 26, 1863)