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Too vs. Religious? vs. Okay?

Hi! We have a 9 yr old daughter name Meredith Elysse, who has always gone by Meri ever since she was a baby. I am now pregnant with a boy and we have always wanted a Jr. The thing is, my husbands name is Joseph Kelly Barnett, and he goes by Joe. That would make our children Meri and Joseph. They will be 10 years apart in age. Do you think that’s okay, considering the Bible characters Mary and Joseph, the earthly parents of Jesus Christ? My husband really wants a Jr and I’d love to give him that wish...
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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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