[name]Hi[/name] Berries! [name]MIL[/name] is superstitious about naming a child after a living relative. I know this is a common cultural thought, so I was hoping I could get your opinions. We have two sons, and named them both after deceased relatives. It wasn’t a big deal to me, and everyone seemed happy. I’m not pregnant now, but am planning on it within the next year or two. If I have a girl I had always planned on using my grandmothers’ name. They both have the same name and it was also my middle name. [name]One[/name] grandmother is deceased, one is living. I dropped my middle name for my maiden name when I married, so I don’t really feel like it’s “my” name.
So my question is, would this be considered the name of a deceased relative or the name of a living relative (since it is both)? Would it be acceptable for those of you who are superstitious to use it? I don’t want to ask [name]MIL[/name] because 1) She would flip out thinking I was pregnant again and 2) I don’t want her to think I’m asking permission and assume she has naming rights. At the same time I want to be sensitive to any traditions.
Sorry this is long! Thanks!