In your opinion, what type of rule applies to male/female form of a name within a family?
I'm expecting a baby girl in a few months and we like the name Danielle. Our 10 years old nephew's name is Daniel (nickname Dani). We are a close family, we live 1/2 hour away and spend most holidays together. On the other hand, they will be 10 years apart...
Thank you for your input!
This is especially tricky since they're using the feminine nickname (Dani) instead of the masculine (Danny).
Here is the thing: If I were you, I think I would choose not to use the name Danielle in this situation. But so much depends on how fond you are of the name Danielle. Is it the name you've cherished all your life, the only name you both agree on, and the name that makes you think, "That's my baby"? Or is it "a name we like"?
I don't think it's worth the hassle, but I can see how someone else could think otherwise. What do the rest of you say about it? Would you use the name Danielle in this situation?