According to Parents.com, "If you choose a family name, you're sentimental."
"This name has a more personal story behind it, so it's not as flashy as naming your child after your favorite car or rock star," says Wattenberg. "If it's a traditional name, people aren't going to ask you about it, so they won't know it's a family name unless you tell them. That could be why these types of names have lost some steam in recent years."I'm from a family of sentimental fools, because most of my nieces and nephews are named for someone else.