I am named after two remarkable aunts, my father's only sibling, Mary; and my mother's 2nd sibling, also your mother, Lois Jean. They considered naming me after my two grandmother's. I would have been Harriet Myrtle....I shudder.... I use both first and middle name partly because of what you said about generic names, but also because I love my aunts and that I'm named after them.
-Mary Jean, Mesa, AZ