I don’t know what you mean by positive comments - help is positive. Sometimes people get overly cautionary, which is what I would call my previous comments on the name. If you consider all the information and opinions given and you love it still, then it is clearly the right decision. When you grow doubts, then maybe it was the wrong name, or you found a critical piece of information before you put pen to birth certificate. I think doubts are the worst, when you love a name and the image you get and everyone tells you it’s terrible and you believe them, and pick something simpler or more adhering to someone else’s style. This group doesn’t all think as one - but sometimes our tastes do run similar.
I do think [name]Ginger[/name] is everything you want it to be. [name]Just[/name] because I would regard it as a nickname doesn’t mean it’s not also a real formal name in some cases. FYI - the posters of nameberry tend to like very clearly formal names with a choice or two of nicknames, sometimes to the point of suggesting short names for nicknames of longer names. I tend to dislike this practice because then the short names could become regarded as “only” nicknames and seem unprofessional or insubstantial eventually - they already seem too short and insubstantial to some people.
[name]Ginger[/name] seems to me on two sides. It is a nickname, like [name]Molly[/name] is a nickname. But [name]Molly[/name] is generally regarded as a formal name on its own now, with no ill effects, and those called [name]Mary[/name] are seldom “nicknamed” anything anymore, because the name is so short and there aren’t dozens of [name]Marys[/name] in the family and community to keep track. Not like [name]Elizabeth[/name]. A person now can be named [name]Eliza[/name] or [name]Beth[/name] and nobody really minds if these names are not short for something else. [name]Lizzie[/name] is a little weak. I also regard [name]Lola[/name] as a nickname for [name]Laura[/name] or [name]Dolores[/name] or something like that, but it is being taken up as a stand-alone name in its own right.
I think [name]Ginger[/name] can be also, if that’s what you love. We are here for advice, but you are the parent - do what comes naturally to you, what feels best to you and best suited for your daughter. I really like the sound of [name]Ginger[/name] and the imagery you describe, and I think it is on the side of [name]Molly[/name], [name]Beth[/name], and [name]Lola[/name] for a full name. I am getting used to it, but this has nothing to do with me and my comfort. Regardless, I think you love it enough to endure certain amounts of helpful advice and not doubt your preferences. To me, that is awesome.
When people caution against, they are making sure you know everything you need to know to help your decision: sometimes this information is very important to at least acknowledge if you were unaware, but sometimes, it’s just regarding fashion and custom and other people’s preferences and suggestions - you don’t have to listen to it, but you should expect it when you ask a question.