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Naming vs. Controversy vs. Help!

I am expecting my first baby, a daughter, in March. I was adopted when I was 6. My mother was struggling with addiction and was in and out my whole childhood. Now, she is sober and we have a good relationship, but I am extremely close to my adoptive mother, who was always there for me. I was planning on naming my baby after my (adoptive) mom. My birth mother is really upset by this and it’s putting a strain on our fragile relationship. Should I keep the name I picked, change the name so it honors my birthmother, or change it so it doesn’t honor anybody? Advice please! Thank you
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Carina in Canada
Dear Genie, I need you to help me find a Greek name for a girl. I've already used Theodore and Sebastian for her siblings. But every other Greek girl's name I see is either too pretentious, hard to pronounce, or just too popular now. The only name I can picture using is Caroline, but it's not Greek!
Baby Name Genie:
The Greeks would name her Charissa Zoe. Then, they would stuff her in a wooden horse and give her to the Trojans. So, my advice would be to borrow the name but not the rest of their tactics.

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