Some people have a lot of choice when it comes to family names. They have a great aunt Heloise, and they use it as a middle name.
My family is not that lucky.
There are some good names in my family name pool, but there are also some names that would raise eyebrows, roll eyes, and just not cut it in current times. Here is a lit of the names my various family members have in no specific chronological order:
Gail(not short for Abigail. Just Gail)
Viet (named around the start of the Vietnam War to add insult to injury)
Bunny( she's one of my oldest relatives, so cutesy names are not a modern invention)
Alice( middle name Belle)
I take these names into consideration when looking at names. Still, there obviously needs to be more classic names in the pool. I feel there is room to improvise.