Did you know that children’s book author Lois Lowry originally had a different first name?
They had named me Sena, for my Norwegian grandmother, and that was my name until she was notified; then she sent a telegram insisting that they give me an American name, and so I was renamed Lois Ann for my father’s two sisters.
Some people would love to have a namesake, but others (like Lowry’s grandmother) would not be as enthusiastic about it.
If you were planning to name your baby after a loved one, how would you handle asking/telling that person?
Source: Richmond Speech by Lois Lowry (pdf)