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Love the name that my friend gave to her dog!

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Pantstootight Sun 23-Nov-14 07:02:41

Dh loves the name Grace.
I really like too but it's my best friends dog's name. He doesn't mind and says it' s not something that should put us off. The dog is 4 years old so still has life in it yet!,
We have six weeks to go and are stuck on names for dd2. We don't live in England so I'm not bothered about popularity. No other Graces around here, apart from this bloody dog!
Would you use it?

vickibee Sun 23-Nov-14 07:12:29

Definitely use it, thr dog will not mind

SanityClause Sun 23-Nov-14 07:16:04

I have never heard of a dog being called Grace!

Grace is a beautiful name - too lovely to be chucked in as a middle name, as many people seem to do.

How often do you see your friend and her dog? If it's a lot, I would rethink. But if you rarely see her at her house, I don't think it would matter so much.

I went to school with someone whose name was Graziella. Her family was Italian, though. But she was always called Gracey. It has the same meaning - could this be a solution?

Chocolateteabag Sun 23-Nov-14 07:16:10

The dog will love it and be ever so proud.

Have you mentioned it to your friend? Tbh I'd be quite happy if any of my friends used our dogs name (Poppy) as we like it
It's different to them using your child's name.

Chocolateteabag Sun 23-Nov-14 07:17:10

Or you using their child's name confused

Bowlersarm Sun 23-Nov-14 07:18:36

Yes I'd definitely use it if it's the name we really wanted.

GrannyGoggles Sun 23-Nov-14 17:50:51

DH loved a name that MiL called her dog. Our daughter was not given that name, just couldn't do it

thisthreadcouldoutme Sun 23-Nov-14 17:53:40

My Nannies dog is called Josh. When Ds2 was born we called him Joshua as nothing else suited him.
Ok so it's not exactly the same name but 8 years later my family still make a massive song and dance about it saying things like "Josh, the one with 2 legs..."

If ypu like it use it.

CustardOmlet Tue 25-Nov-14 10:56:57

This is why I refuse to give pets a "human" name (says the woman who named her son after a cat!)

squoosh Tue 25-Nov-14 11:27:23

Grace the Dog might be a bit put out but hopefully in time she will learn to put her peevishness aside and grow to tolerate Grace the Human's snaffling of her name.

Inboxer Sat 29-Nov-14 23:29:47

I had the same problem a couple of years back but it doesn't bother me or my son Rover at all. grin

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