I have a problem with my new grandson’s name

Dear Amy: My youngest daughter recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby boy (our fourth grandchild and first grandson).

I am having difficulty with the baby’s chosen name.

Amy Dickinson

His first name is after the baby’s father, and a family name; he is the fourth male to be named that. I find it confusing and paternalistic but otherwise I like the name.

It’s our grandson’s middle name I’m having the most difficulty with. It is my husband’s middle name, and it was his father’s name his.

I know my daughter is honoring her father by giving the baby his middle name. What she does n’t know is that my husband does not have one happy or warm memory of his father that he has ever shared (his father his has been deceased for many years).

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