Is This One Rhyme Too Many?
- Rhyming Mum
Carrying a rhyme across three generations is a first in my experience, but that doesn't necessarily make it "too weird." In fact, if all three of you embrace it, it could be a unique family tradition: a rhyming version of namesakes.
Rhyming within a name, like Amelia Bedelia, can run the risk of sounding like a silly picture-book character (like Amelia Bedelia!). Rhyming between family members, though, is more an issue of practical confusion. If someone calls down the hall to you, do you both answer?
If all three generations of your family expect to live together, the risk of confusion looms large. If not, though, the connection of grandmother, mother and child names could actually be quite charming. It's a bond your daughter will share with you both from the time she's born. I suspect most people who hear the three names will appreciate that.
From the perspective of the public, then, your name choice shouldn't be a problem. For the perspective of you and your child, I'll turn to an expert in the subject: You.
You grew up as Belinda, daughter of Linda. That name pair is even closer than a rhyme. Did the similarity of your Mum's name to your own bother you growing up? I'm guessing that it wasn't a major problem, otherwise you wouldn't even be considering another name that rhymes with your own. Assuming that's the case, go ahead and give your daughter the name you like the best.