So I'm 30 weeks and expecting a girl, and my cousin who was 8 weeks ahead of me and also expecting a girl had her baby this week. She is a gorgeous little bub and they have decided to name her A.ya Rose.
My issue is that dh and I had picked and settled on a similar name really early - A.nya Rose. I actually have wanted to name my daughter A.nya for about ten years and it so happens he loves it too, and Rose is both our mum's names! I was so excited he loved my name right off! We have other names we sort of like, but this name has always been a very clear front runner.
I'm not at all close with my cousin and haven't seen her in about 20 years, but do see and talk to her dad (my uncle) fairly regularly (every month or two) and have other family who are also close with all of them obviously.
I don't want to rub anyone the wrong way OR have people think we copied the name. Dh says we will regret it if we don't go with our first choice and I think I agree but I'm just so torn! I'm so disappointed that we might be seen as unoriginal now too
Any thoughts? Is it poor form to go with our first choice now? Or will we regret it? Am I being silly/overthinking it?