H suggested changing DD's middle name.
Back story: I really wanted to name DD after my grandmother because my name was my grandmother's nickname. Everyone in my family assumed I would be the one to give my daughter grandma's name, so no one named their daughter that. Only H really disliked the name and really did give a legitimate reason that I could respect, but said that I want it to at least be her middle name. He was totally okay with that.
So he tells his mom what DD's full name will be and his mom whined about how she was hoping we'd name our baby after her. Seriously??? It came down to us considering giving DD the same middle name as hers. It actually worked. I actually liked the name, but I have always regretted it. I have always wished I had stuck with my grandmother's middle name.
Now H is very disappointed in his mother. I'm not getting into it, but you all know H's family is crazy and completely disfunctional. H said to me yesterday "We should have named DD after your grandmother." I jumped on it. "You know...we could have it changed legally". And he agreed! Told me to look into it. So just to be clear - only her middle name would change, from his mom's name to my grandmother's middle name.
So now my practical side is wondering if this is a good idea. Should I do this? And what problems is this going to create for DD? Nevermind family. Mine will be thrilled. I just don't know that it's smart.
I'm a little emotional over this so I need practical and realistic advice. Put in your vote.