Would my daughter hate her name?

[name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] has been my #1 for years and I plan to use it someday. However, it is the only frumpy name on my list. So if I end up having more than one daughter in the future, I worry that [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] will hate her name because her sisters will have more conventionally attractive ones like, say, [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] and [name_f]Theodora[/name_f]. [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think I’m correct in my suspicions, or am I overthinking it?

I know it seems silly to worry about this now but, I like to be prepared and I thank you for your time!

Edit: Thanks for the feedback, guys. I really appreciate it!

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[name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] And [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] have a very similar style to me so I don’t think would be an issue, [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] is very pretty/whimsical compare to those 2 stronger names though.

I completely agree!

[name_f]Gertie[/name_f] is very cute, with clunky but cool vintage names on the rise I expect [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] will fit right in. I have the same quandary with [name_f]Agatha[/name_f], tbh I will probably never use it but because husband would never go for it. When the time comes to have a baby you might well be having it with someone else (!) who may want a say in the naming, Getrude is probably a love-it-or-hate-it name and the love-its are definitely in the minority.

[name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] falls flat in comparison to [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] and [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] in my opinion

I think that [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] and [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] sound gorgeous together, but I would probably shy away from names like [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f], where they come off very light and whimsical.

I personally dislike [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] so I can’t say anything encouraging. [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] and [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] are both prettier, imo. Maybe use [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] in the middle?

I think [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] is a very nice name. Yes, it is kinda old-fashioned, but at least it is not made-up or teasable. People hate their names for a number of reasons, you can’t really guess, so I would not be worried about that.

[name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] makes me think of [name_u]Jersey[/name_u] Girl -
it’s nms, but nn [name_f]Trudy[/name_f] is better than [name_f]Gertie[/name_f] I think (or at least doesn’t rhyme with ‘dirty’).

Most people find it unattractive

These days I would shy away from an old-fashioned name like [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f]. In my country live a lot of women with that name…but the youngest of them must be in their fifties. Some older names have a revival now and then but [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] certainly never will. I do understand though that to a non-[name_m]German[/name_m] ear names like this sound quite foreign and therefore somewhat appealing. I guess it really depends on where you live. I personally wouldn´t use it. But I do agree with other berries that [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] ([name_f]Trudie[/name_f], I agree on that, too) and [name_f]Theodora[/name_f] sound well together.

As a name nerd, no, [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] is a fine name and may even be back on the rise with its vintage clunk. But as a teenager, I do believe [name_f]Gertrude[/name_f] will not be eager to introduce herself in full. Expect a more fashionable short form, a la [name_f]Gigi[/name_f].