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Friend giving dog same name as my ex?

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Waanderlust Thu 20-Oct-16 18:38:51

My friend has bought a puppy (not got him yet as still too young).

He's undecided on a name and has changed his mind around 4 times.

I had my ex break up with me just days ago and now friend has again changed their mind and wants to give the puppy same name as my ex.

Aibu to think this is weird?

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Thu 20-Oct-16 18:40:39

Um. Really?

Maybe you and your life events are not at the forefront of her decision making processes. Just putting it out there.

SaucyJack Thu 20-Oct-16 18:40:42

Depends. If it's one of those generic names like Charlie or Tom then it's hard to stake a claim on it.

FluffyPineapple Thu 20-Oct-16 18:40:52

What breed is the dog and what's the name?

plominoagain Thu 20-Oct-16 18:43:08

Well I wouldn't want to shout 'Shitface' across a park , but it's down to her ....

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Thu 20-Oct-16 18:43:17

Sorry "his" rather than "her".

Waanderlust Thu 20-Oct-16 18:43:51

Well let me put it this way. Dog was going to be called Butch.

Ex breaks up with me.

2 days later. Friend (who I work with and could see I've been down. Sends me an email and says I'm going to call the puppy Tom.

chowchowchow Thu 20-Oct-16 18:44:22

YABU sorry. The pup could live to be 15 and by that time the ex will be a looooong distant memory.

mycatstares Thu 20-Oct-16 18:44:55


chowchowchow Thu 20-Oct-16 18:45:07

Do you think your friend might just be having a (very unfunny and insensitive) joke?

AddToBasket Thu 20-Oct-16 18:46:08

Let it go. You really can't get involved naming your friends pets.

My ex named his new dog the same name as the dog we'd shared and I still owned. That was weird.

llhj Thu 20-Oct-16 18:46:32

Did you say anything? If that was my friend I'd be like, " well that's not exactly going to help me move on is it?"

Waanderlust Thu 20-Oct-16 18:46:52

Definitely wasn't a joke.

user1471521456 Thu 20-Oct-16 18:47:45

Middle age bloke names seem really popular for pet names at the moment - Dave the dog, Chris the rabbit etc etc. Probably not personal.

toastytoastbear Thu 20-Oct-16 18:47:55

YABU hmm

talksensetome Thu 20-Oct-16 18:49:39

Maybe she was trying to say ex is a dog and it would be a joke between you?
When my daughter asked for a pet rat I suggested my exes name for it. (Not her dad)

Coffeethrowtrampbitch Thu 20-Oct-16 18:50:33

That's so weird Addstobasket had he purchased a lot of personalised pet accessories he wanted to get the use of?

Op. I feel sorry for you. But sorrier for the puppy. At least it has escaped being called Butch.

FluffyPineapple Thu 20-Oct-16 18:53:55

Does the puppy look like a "Tom"?

ICuntSeeYourPoint Thu 20-Oct-16 19:05:30

YABU, it's just a name. Anyway friend will probably change their mind again at this rate.

Waanderlust Thu 20-Oct-16 19:10:38

Butch and Tom aren't the real names.

Middle age bloke? He's 26. Is that middle aged?

GinIsIn Thu 20-Oct-16 19:19:15

He probably didn't even think about it because, you know, the entire world doesn't revolve around you. hmm

ThereIsNoFelange Thu 20-Oct-16 19:22:15

I think it's strange TBH. I'm with you. I don't think you can do much about it right enough.

user1476961324 Thu 20-Oct-16 19:23:49


Encourage her! You will find it funny eventually - "classic Steve, widdling all over the kitchen" etc.

And think how much fun you'll have when he gets his balls chopped!

AyeAmarok Thu 20-Oct-16 19:24:18

I think this is one of those times where you need to understand that not everything is about you.

PikachuSayBoo Thu 20-Oct-16 19:24:46

Maybe he really liked the name initially and wasn't going to use it as it was your bf.

Now you've broken up he just thinks its fine to use it.

To you it's your ex, to him it's just a man he's never going to meet again.

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