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FrostyRose Thu 19-Nov-15 13:39:20

Hello - so, I'm not sure if anyone who reads this also read my other threat, but I gave birth to a little boy this morning - Archie Matthew and I have met many mums-to-be at various classes. Once I announced the birth, one of my friends messages me and says "oh my gosh, I can't believe it - Archie Matthew is the name I want to call my son" which I find hard to believe as she was pretty set on Eduardo Philip and they seem kinda different names to me and it's a bit of a coincidence! Sorry, it's just a little frustrating! Has anyone been in the same boat?

clarabellski Thu 19-Nov-15 13:43:28

Haha, who cares? You got in there first! wink

Twistedheartache Thu 19-Nov-15 13:44:18

Haven't read your other thread but Congratulations - enjoy your baby & forget about the rest of the world

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 19-Nov-15 13:45:39

Put this out of your mind and enjoy your first day with your squishy new baby!

FrostyRose Thu 19-Nov-15 13:48:34

Hehe, I'm enjoying him very much - SO precious <3 he is sleeping in my arms as I type! Love him. And I am trying, but would hate her to name her son the same, lol.

Arfarfanarf Thu 19-Nov-15 13:49:41

Congratulations.

I wouldnt worry about it. You cant stop her if she wants to but really how likely is it that she will?
Message her back and say cool. Mine can be known as archie 1 and we'll call yours archie 2 :D :D

Btw op, give your son a big cuddle and sniff on my behalf. Newborns are scrummy

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 13:49:50

Just ignore her. She wants to make it all about her.

Congratulations.

flowers

PennyHasNoSurname Thu 19-Nov-15 13:50:38

Meh

You clearly have similar taste.

Bigger fish ti fry with a newborn my dear.

FrostyRose Thu 19-Nov-15 13:53:24

Thanks everyone! They really are! I don't want to put him down sad some people have been saying that I should though, otherwise they become too needy, but I highly doubt I'll be listening to that advise - my son does need meee!

TwoTwoOneBravo Thu 19-Nov-15 13:55:29

It doesn't matter. And it may well be a genuine coincidence. Archie is a lovely name but hardly unique - I know 3 babies called Archie. And she was courteous enough to give you a heads up. Even if she did 'copy' you, so what really? Don't sweat the small stuff.

TwoTwoOneBravo Thu 19-Nov-15 13:57:40

Who's telling you to put him down? Ignore them. You can't spoil a tiny baby.

FrostyRose Thu 19-Nov-15 13:58:19

I wouldn't be shocked if she told me she was naming him Archie, but Eduardo Philip to Archie Matthew in a few hours after my Archie was born? hmm and I wouldn't care that much, but she lives so close to me too and they'd be the same age, most likely same school and class and that's just annoying, but you're right, it's a small thing - was just thinking about it

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 19-Nov-15 13:59:28

'some people have been saying that I should though, otherwise they become too needy'

Are these people Victorians?

Glad you're ignoring them smile

FrostyRose Thu 19-Nov-15 14:02:58

Lol, I think it's absolutely adorable that he wants to just sit and give me cuddles and I wouldn't give that up for anything! I have no idea what I'll do when having a bath tonight - I guess he'll just have to have Daddy, but not a fan of sharing him, but guess I'll have to get use to that! He's 50% him after all wink

bunchedpanties Thu 19-Nov-15 14:04:59

Perhaps she never was going to call her son Eduardo Philip and that was just to cover up her real choice of name which you've accidentally 'outed'.

But lovely name which you both are entitled to use, now go enjoy your lovely newborn.

ImperialBlether Thu 19-Nov-15 14:27:24

No, think of friends, when Rachel was about to have her baby and she asked Monica what her favourite name was - she insisted she wouldn't use it. Once she heard it, she wanted it. That's what's happened to your friend!

Don't worry about other children having the same name. At my daughter's first baby group there were only three girls in the group and each of them had the same name. It won't matter to you at all.

hawkmcqueen Thu 19-Nov-15 16:58:07

She is only saying that to ruin the best day of your life. She probably won't call him Archie Matthew. So stop letting her ruin your day and enjoy your son x

HoneyLeaf Thu 19-Nov-15 17:01:29

You got there first and she's probably just jealous you had your baby first wink

thatstoast Thu 19-Nov-15 17:02:09

Tell her you've changed your mind and you're going to register him as Eduardo Phillip.

Anastasie Thu 19-Nov-15 17:05:53

Oh you SO should do that! grin

SoupDragon Thu 19-Nov-15 17:06:34

She is only saying that to ruin the best day of your life

Don't be so bloody ridiculous.

FrostyRose Thu 19-Nov-15 17:20:42

SoupDragon - she probs is tho, she's kind of like that!
And YES, I'm so telling her that grin

HackerFucker22 Thu 19-Nov-15 20:46:14

So you gave birth this morning and have found the time to make your announcements and start a few threads on MN about it?

If this is true your friend is a cunt.

FrostyRose Thu 19-Nov-15 20:57:29

Strangely, I do have quite a lot of time, I have nothing to do, but cuddle my bubba!

HackerFucker22 Thu 19-Nov-15 21:06:02

Well I stand by my earlier statement about your 'friend' being a cunt.

What an awful thing to do to someone on the day they welcome their child into the world.

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