Trying to find a "family" name
I really want to give my baby a middle name from the family, particularly my grandparents, but my side of the family has a bunch of not so pretty names. My Middle name was from my Great-grandma Josephine. I hated it growing up but have come to love it and appreciate the history. My baby's GG's are named Bernice and Stella, I never met Stella but my Grandma Bernice was a big influence in my life and I would love to honor her. What do you think of the middle name Bernice, and do you think my daughter would hate me for giving it to her. As far as a boy, I think I would have to look at my Hubby's side of the family b/c those name are even worse, Elmer and Vernon. I would love to give my daughter a name that I can tell her belonged to a strong, loving, smart woman who she can look up to, but I also don't want her to hate her name because it's old-fashioned. What do you think?