The reference to the German and gross reminded me of something I heard many years ago. When Beethoven was first introduced to Bach’s music he said, “Er ist kein bach. Er ist ein gross Strom.” Meaning, as I recall, “He is no brook. He is a great river.” Gross means large in German, but it can have the sub-meaning of great. So, being named Gross isn’t necessarily bad if you know the origin.