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'Stealing' a friend's baby's name

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BonaDea Fri 08-Feb-13 16:57:41

A v good friend of mine has just 'pinched' our top boy's name. Completely unintentional, and she didn't know we liked it, so of course I'm happy for her (grrr). We actually don't see them very much and don't even live in the same country any more. But of course we have mutual friends. Do you think it would be wrong of us to use it as well?

Another favourite name is the name of the baby of a former (close) work colleauge of mine - NOT an unusual name at all. Do you think that is any more acceptable?

Just wonder whether there is an ettiquette here I should be following or should I just say 'sod it' and use the names we like?

aftermay Sat 09-Feb-13 01:01:45

I get it now. I can't remember that episode of SATCHEL.

aftermay Sat 09-Feb-13 01:02:04

SATC. Obviously.

piprabbit Sat 09-Feb-13 01:23:59

Honestly - this will pale into insignificance when your DC starts school and you realise that there are 2 other children with the same name in their class, another 2 in the year group and 10 more across the school. And you'll be regularly socialising with these children and their families at parties and school events.

Just go for a name you love and let other people enjoy it too if they like.

DessieLou Sat 09-Feb-13 03:34:21

We've had the perfect boys name picked for years but recently it's been mentioned loads on here. Very annoying. It's OUR name people, stop stealing! Haha!
I think it depends how close you are to these people. If you regularly have contact then personally I would give it a miss but if you never see them/barely speak then you're probably ok. :-)

scottishmummy Sat 09-Feb-13 09:27:37

Charlotte satc baby name was v funny,

Charlotte: Stop it! You're not gonna clean up at your own shower.
Laney's friend: Yeah relax, cause once little Todd or Shayla comes around, you'll never stop cleaning up.
Charlotte: Shayla? Did you say Shayla?
Laney's friend: It's so unique, isn't it?
Charlotte: It's so my name!
Laney's friend: I thought your name was Charlotte.
Charlotte: No, it's not my name, it's my name! My secret baby name that I made up when I was eleven years old for my daughter when I had her. I told you. Don't tell me you don't remember.
Laney: No I'm sorry. I really don't.
Carrie: (voiceover) A complete lie. She remembered. We all remembered. Charlotte had made us all swear never to use it.
Laney: Anyway I think my husband heard it somewhere else.
Charlotte: Really, where, because I didn't tell him.
Laney: I can't believe you're freaking out over a name.
Laney's friend: I mean, you're not even pregnant.
Charlotte: That's not the point!
Samantha: (joining) What's going on?
Charlotte: She stole my baby name.
Samantha: You bitch! Let's go.

MsAkimbo Sat 09-Feb-13 16:44:01

^best grin

aftermay Sat 09-Feb-13 19:58:50

I'll look out for that episode. It's all Big Bang Theory in our house nowadays.

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