Is my grandmother’s name too strange or too ugly to name a baby girl?
She died a few years ago, and I think it might be nice to use her name for my baby- probably as a middle. The problem is that she is the only person I’ve ever known with that name, so I only associate it with her, and immediately think ‘frail old lady’ when I hear it. Another problem is that it needs a pronunciation guide, and I’m sure that everyone will mispronounce it every time they see it.
The name is [name]Genya[/name]. Pronunciation: rhymes with [name]Kenya[/name]. The ‘G’ is a hard ‘G’ like the ‘G’ in ‘Good’.
It’s a Russian name, short for [name]Yevgeniya[/name]. [name]Yevgeniya[/name] is the Russian form of [name]Eugenia[/name]. My grandmother’s name was never [name]Yevgeniya[/name] though, only [name]Genya[/name].
What are your thoughts on the name [name]Genya[/name]? Is it ugly? Does it sound “made up”?