When I tell people the girl's name, they say, "So, what will you call her?" It is like they are suggesting that the name is so awful that we better have a nickname in place. Even family members that loved my grandmother have asked.
My grandmother hated her first name, so she went by her middle name. She begged family members to never name a baby after her because she thought it was an ugly name. Right before she died, she told me that she changed her mind and wants her name to be carried on. She asked me to name a girl after her if I ever had one.
I have dreamed ever since of fulfilling that promise and having a beautiful little girl that can rock the name. Now, people are making me feel like the name is awful.
My grandmother's full name with maiden name was Miriam Aleene Bailey. I am debating on whether to use her maiden name as a second middle name if I do have a girl, but have not decided.