My aunt, who was like a second mum to my siblings and I, passed away ten years ago.
My siblings have all since had kids, and bar one brother we are all a very close family.
I don’t see my brother’s family, as me and sister in law don’t get on due to a very far-reaching past history. The only family member who still speaks to them is one of my other sisters…
My [name]SIL[/name] gave birth to a daughter eight years ago and named her [name]Elsbeth[/name] in honour of my aunt, whose name was [name]Elsa[/name].
I was gutted at the time- I’d always planned to honour her when I had my own kids.
I named my other kids happily, without using [name]Elsa[/name], but increasingly I’m feeling that I’d love to use the name too.
Is this acceptable? I’ve (sadly) never met my niece, and am not likely to do so, but there isn’t any denying that we’re all family.
Feeling very conflicted as to whether this is right or not.
[name]Hope[/name] some opinions from here might give a little clarity!