What do you think of the name [name]Winifred[/name]?
Meaning is very important to me, and I love the meaning of [name]Winifred[/name]. But I see the popularity of the name took a nose-dive in the early part of the last century. On the one hand, this is great, as I prefer less common names. But perhaps everyone else is seeing something about this name that I should clue into, too?
Should [name]Winifred[/name] be classified with some of those other names that people tend to mention as terribly outdated, fusty and all-in-all poor choices: names like [name]Maud[/name], [name]Harriet[/name], and [name]Mildred[/name]? Or is it really as charming as I think it is?
Also, is it cruel to saddle a girl with a name that contains the name “[name]Fred[/name]”? We could use the nn [name]Winnie[/name], which gets rid of the [name]Fred[/name] part until if and when she wants it back, but then we have the [name]Winnie[/name] the Pooh associations.
Help! Your thoughts & opinions welcome.