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So -- looking for opinions. What are your thoughts on naming a child a cognate of a name that an extended family member has, but the person is not known for being the best person?
I really adore a German cognate (Gregor), and actually found out it's in a German medieval text my husband adores, BUT his mom's cousin has the English version (Gregory, goes by Greg), and he's not known to be the best person (generally viewed as lazy, known infidelity...). My thought is that the guy is so far removed from us that it shouldn't matter, and like DS I don't plan on using nicknames, but DH is worried about it despite liking the name. It's also not like we interact with the guy ever -- I *think* I may have met him once, and have probably only been in the same room as him maybe a handful of times and we've been married for nearly 8 years. Also, the saint that would be the baby's patron in this case is, if I do say so myself, kickass.
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