It sounds nice, I like the nickname [name]Leni[/name], Lenni looks a little weird but ok (don’t know why I don’t like it with 2 Ns, puzzling). I’m not a big fan of direct reference namesakes, across the board, unless it’s your own family, that’s my exception. That’s a personal preference. Names say a lot about the parents, and I guess I think that would draw always the particular question you don’t want to answer for the 9000th time - and then for your daughter, who might not even like his music or the rest about him - not everyone’s style, and I don’t think even with exposure, you can make your children appreciate good music you want them to like with you, but this would be her name for life, unless she changes it if she dislikes it enough (not saying she would necessarily dislike it at all, but this is a possibility). I like [name]John[/name] [name]Lennon[/name], I would not necessarily put that bumper sticker directly on my child, but some people might. It’s one of the reasons I think [name]John[/name] is one of my top choice for boys, I also like [name]Lena[/name] and never really made a connection, so I don’t know if that’s the best namesake, it’s certainly obscure if I missed it, but I’ve loved the name [name]Lena[/name] for a while now. [name]Julia[/name] for his mother, maybe, or [name]Jane[/name], [name]Jean[/name], [name]Joan[/name], some form of either is a feminization of [name]John[/name]. If you like [name]Lennon[/name] for a girl, or a boy, I can’t say that’s the wrong thing for you. It certainly sounds like a nice name, and I don’t have strong feelings what gender name it sounds like, so, either.