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To not let my DM call her dog a name I wanted for my non-existent baby?

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Islaskye Thu 14-Apr-16 11:38:38

So if I ever have another girl I'd like to call her Isla- we are ttc. My DM also loves the name and has always wanted to call her dog that if she got one. She is now getting a dog. AIBU to tell her she can't use the name when I'm not even pregnant? Can you think of any similar alternative pretty names for DM's dog?

ImNotThatGirl Thu 14-Apr-16 11:40:02

I don't know really. <sits on fence> Has she always liked the name?

RainbowJack Thu 14-Apr-16 11:40:10

What if you have a boy?

ImNotThatGirl Thu 14-Apr-16 11:40:25

Actually, Isla isn't a great name for a dog. How about Tilly or Milly?

sepa Thu 14-Apr-16 11:40:26

Well, you can try telling her. She may not listen though?

MyKingdomForBrie Thu 14-Apr-16 11:41:51

You can ask her, if it means that much then I would have the conversation. She can only say no.

Even if she does use it though you still can!

Islaskye Thu 14-Apr-16 11:42:30

Yes obviously I may have a boy or might not even get pregnant at all. But if I did the name I couldn't use the name. We have both always liked the name.

NeedACleverNN Thu 14-Apr-16 11:43:39

You can still use the name you know?

My nan has 7 dogs....two of them have the same name as my dd and my dbrother

Islaskye Thu 14-Apr-16 11:44:34

I'm sitting with her discussing it now, trying to think of alternative names but not getting very far. She would like a pretty girls name, preferably Scottish, not too doggy.

chemenger Thu 14-Apr-16 11:45:32

We have a cat and a child with the same name. The cat had the name when she came to us, we already had the child. We considered changing it, but we though that it would confuse things at school.

chemenger Thu 14-Apr-16 11:45:45

*we thought

strawberrypenguin Thu 14-Apr-16 11:45:54

You can still use the name even if the dog is called that. It's not like it's your dog! What if you ask her not to and then have a boy or a girl but change your mind on the name?

gymboywalton Thu 14-Apr-16 11:46:42

call the dog morag

budgiegirl Thu 14-Apr-16 11:48:09

What about Iona? Similar in sound, a Scottish island. Not too doggy!

gymboywalton Thu 14-Apr-16 11:48:25

or bonnie
that's a good dog name

Katedotness1963 Thu 14-Apr-16 11:52:46


PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 14-Apr-16 11:53:36

You can't tell someone what names they can't use for their pet.

Islaskye Thu 14-Apr-16 11:53:48

Thing is she still wants me to call my daughter, should I have one, Isla. She's hesitating calling the dog Isla in case it puts me of if I have a girl. if if if. Lots of ifs!

UmbongoUnchained Thu 14-Apr-16 11:56:17

I wouldn't name my child after a dog.

Alexa444 Thu 14-Apr-16 11:58:15

She can call the dog what she wants in all fairness. You can still use it. I have a goat named after me, everyone thought it was cute. I think all this is a little precious tbh. There are thousands of kids and probably hundreds of dogs called Isla. Its a pretty common name. We had 4 Isla's at the nursery where I used to volunteer over the course of 2 years. Various spellings though. Don't even get me started on the Lily's, that was some major confusion. Besides not wanting to sound cruel but what breed of dog is this? Because not all breeds live that long and it may have passed away by the time she hits her teens and I can't see a young child being bothered.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Thu 14-Apr-16 11:58:34

grin chemenger

acasualobserver Thu 14-Apr-16 11:59:51

Why don't you choose another name? Isla can't be the only name you like?

Mousefinkle Thu 14-Apr-16 12:00:25

Morag is brilliant.

Mousefinkle Thu 14-Apr-16 12:01:13

That's always something that puts me and people I know off names, as soon as someone says "oh so and so has a dog called that" it's crossed off the list.

pigsDOfly Thu 14-Apr-16 12:04:23

More to the point, as DM is getting the dog soon and you aren't even pregnant, I think you should be asking her if she minds you naming your child after her dog.

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