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I think about that sometimes, and it makes me feel bad. Like, I used my moms middle name for my daughter, but not anything from her fathers side. If we have another though, I plan on using a name from someone on his side, even if they arent that special to me, they are to him.
beckii ... momma to my beautiful princess Mikayla Lynn 01.18.06
If your worried about hurting peoples feelings then just use a different form of the name of a name that means the same thing that way you'll know she is named after your grandmother but it wont be as obvious
No. You should be able to use any name you want. I don't think the other granparents should have expectations either. I wouldn't use another name in the off chance that someone else might have hurt feelings. I don't see any of my other grandparents getting upset, though. There are a lot of cousins on both sides. It's not going to fall on my shoulders to honor each of them. Plus, some of them have horrible names!
I think you should be able to name after whoever you wants. If dh complains that you named dd after someone on your side of the family remind him that your dd has HIS last name, so all children will have a name from his side of the family.
It's possible that other grandparents, or even other family members (parents, siblings) might expect the honoring trend to continue. As long as they don't voice that to you or make you feel guilty. It's not like you can keep having kids until you have all of the family names covered, lol... there are only a limited number of spots to fill, KWIM? You are allowed to honor whomever you want. If you have a special type of relationship with your grandmother Josephine, or are closest to her, then the others should understand that.