I tend to think of [name]Ginger[/name] as a nickname. pp is also correct, I feel it is more for a dog - It is like [name]Daisy[/name]. I don’t like [name]Daisy[/name] as a given name, but ok for a nickname. It was my dog’s name when I was a kid, and true story, her mother’s name was [name]Ginger[/name]. I don’t feel all dog’s names are then unfit for people (it is a fine line between “Speedy” and “[name]Jessica[/name]” (my grandmother’s dog)), but I feel [name]Ginger[/name] is ok for a nickname. My mother has a cousin called [name]Ginger[/name], but I know that is not her given name, and that her real name is not [name]Virginia[/name]. It’s not that far off, but I can’t remember what it is.
I may be way out of line, and [name]Ginger[/name] is now acceptable on its own, like [name]Molly[/name] is. [name]Lola[/name] is a popular example of people seemingly adopting (what I feel is) a nickname on its own. Sometimes people just go ahead and use a nickname as if it stands on its own, and if you are ok knowing that’s what you’re doing, then I am not in the business of preventing you, just giving you the information that I feel is correct. [name]Ginger[/name] is also a nickname for redheads.