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Husbands cousins have used the baby name we want

150 replies

blubbery · 21/09/2022 20:19

Their baby was born a couple of weeks ago. Ours is due next week.

Would you still use the same name ?

We have had our hearts set on it for years. They knew and obviously liked it too. Does it matter ?

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TestingTestingWonTooFree · 21/09/2022 20:20

It doesn’t matter. Go for it.

W0tnow · 21/09/2022 20:20

Use it.

Alfixnm · 21/09/2022 20:20

Ouch. People are so cheeky! I really think you should use it anyway.

Blossomhoney · 21/09/2022 20:21

I would still use it

properdoughnut · 21/09/2022 20:22

Yup use it

J0y · 21/09/2022 20:23

Same surname or different surname?

BuffaloCauliflower · 21/09/2022 20:23

Use it. It’s absolutely fine. My BF and her second cousin (same relationship as here) had the exact same first and last name pre marriage. No problem at all.

IggityZiggity · 21/09/2022 20:23

You will regret it if you don't use it!!

ThePants999 · 21/09/2022 20:24

My wife's cousin had a baby, oohhh... five years ago, maybe? Haven't even met her yet. Had we given one of ours the same name, it would have been completely irrelevant.

Cats23 · 21/09/2022 20:24

I would use it , My cousins live 20mins away, I get on with them, see them once a yr at our Grandmothers only ( A few messages a few times a yr via social media)
If our kids had same names- Wouldnt be an issue tbh.
its a bit shit they used the name they know youve always liked though

JelloFishy · 21/09/2022 20:25

Me and my cousin have the same name born a few months apart. Never bothered either of us growing up. I'd say go for it!

LightDrizzle · 21/09/2022 20:25

Use it.

Crunchymum · 21/09/2022 20:26

Are you close to them?

Do you live near each other?

Will the kids end up at nursey / school together?

Is it a common name? Any variations you can use?

MajorCarolDanvers · 21/09/2022 20:26

No one owns a name. Call your baby what you want.

TheDogAndTrumpet · 21/09/2022 20:26

I'd still use it too

blubbery · 21/09/2022 20:29

MajorCarolDanvers · 21/09/2022 20:26

No one owns a name. Call your baby what you want.

Exactly. Same first and last name.

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blubbery · 21/09/2022 20:32

Husband isn't too happy to use the same name. I think we should ! We shall see.

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Spidey66 · 21/09/2022 20:34

I would.

TooMuchToDoTooLittleInclination · 21/09/2022 20:35

When you first told them that you liked the name (for yours) what did they say?

I think it's shit of them to use it, unless they'd said something at the time.

Do the rest of the family know you'd planned to use it?


whether I'd still use it or not depends on if it has a family connection or just a name I liked.

CactusBlossom · 21/09/2022 20:36

Of course you should use the name you have chosen. Have a different middle name if you want to distinguish between them. How many Mr and Mrs Smiths have thought "I know, why don't we call him John?"...

TheClitterati · 21/09/2022 20:37

Wait until you meet your baby.

PurpleFlower1983 · 21/09/2022 20:39

Use it! They knew you liked it!

JamMakingWannaBe · 21/09/2022 20:43

DH suggested we couldn't use the same baby name as his Cousin's 10 year old. 9 years on, I have yet to exchange Christmas cards with this side of his family.

FlamingGoat · 21/09/2022 20:44

One cousin has my first name, one has my second name. I've barely met them since we were children. I can remember feeling special that they were named after me. Obviously they weren't but at 6 you'll believe anything 🤣

Sothis · 21/09/2022 20:44

Tricky if same first and last name and same birth cohort - are they going to be at school together at any stage?

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