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Is it ok to call my baby my goddaughter’s middle name?
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Moonshine160 · 11/05/2022 21:17

My goddaughters middle name is Maeve, she’s 2 years old. I actually suggested the name to her mum as it was my favourite at the time and she loved it and used it as a middle name. The problem is, it’s still mine and DH’s favourite name and I’m pregnant with DC2. We would love to use it but her mum is the type of person that is probably going to be annoyed about it and it’s making me a little worried to tell her. Do you think it’s acceptable to use it or should I try and find another name we love as much? Am I just being ridiculous?

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WimpoleHat · 11/05/2022 21:19

I think it’s absolutely fine. Presumably your goddaughter is known by her first name? So can’t see any problem at all; nice link between the girls if anything.

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Orangello · 11/05/2022 21:20

Of course it's fine. Nobody sane cares about middle names.

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sheepandcaravan · 11/05/2022 21:20

Fine, and lovely.

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PuffItsGone · 11/05/2022 21:21

Absolutely fine to use it!

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Moonshine160 · 11/05/2022 22:09

Yes, she is known by her first name.

I think what’s worried me is that I asked a family member for their opinion earlier and they said it would be “weird” to use one of my goddaughters names and would be bound to annoy her mum.

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toomuchlaundry · 11/05/2022 22:12

Did she know it was your favourite? If so, she must have realised you might use it too

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SweatyChamoisPad · 11/05/2022 22:13

My god-daughter’s name is my middle name 😁

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RedWingBoots · 11/05/2022 22:18

If it was your god daughter's first name could be weird.

If it was your own elder child's middle name it would be weird. Though the Royal family have done it.

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Synchrony · 11/05/2022 22:29

I think it's absolutely fine.

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Sushi7 · 11/05/2022 22:46

I’m surprised you gave away your favourite name. Luckily it’s your god daughter’s middle name and not her first name. Not many people are known by their middle name. Just use it! :)

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Jellybean23 · 11/05/2022 22:48

Certainly it's fine. I can't see anything wrong in calling your baby Maeve even if it was goddaughter's first name.

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ButterRose · 12/05/2022 12:21

I don't see an issue with you using it you suggested it in the first place so they know you like the name and it's only her middle name so your not 'stealing' her actual name

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Confusion101 · 14/05/2022 19:04

Absolutely see no issue with this. I wouldn't even ask the friend in advance because then you are giving her an opportunity to refuse and she would be being unreasonable then! Defo use it. Fab name. Best of Luck

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Moodycow78 · 14/05/2022 19:10

Absolutely fine, if GD mother mentions it remind her you'd told her in effect you'd use it before she chose to use it. I don't see an issue it's your choice what you name your child.

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