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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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Emma in Western Australia
We have a boy named Tyler James and a girl named Gypsie Jade. Expecting our 3rd, which is a boy. I'm in love with the name Olly, but my partner thinks Gypsie and Olly are unique names and Tyler is not, so it won't feel right. So he wants an ordinary name. Please help with something unique but ordinary.
Baby Name Genie:
In the space between unique and ordinary is a special category of names I think of as "antiques." They are familiar and well-used names that are not widely in use these days. For your son, I give you Oscar Jude - a perfectly ordinary, unique name.

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