One of the ladies on a committee I'm in just had a boy and I LOVE his name.
IMO popular names are kinda there for the taking, but if you have a child with a unique name would you be upset if someone else used it?
My DD has a very uncommon name and I'd be flattered, but I know of other mums who would be really angry.
(I'm not even UTD, and I'd probably ask her first BTW)
ETA: I don't mean to be rude about popular names. I love most of the names circulating at the moment, but I wouldn't be so concerned if there were a bunch of kids with that name.
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09-03-2012 11:42 #1
'Stealing' an unusual name.
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09-03-2012 12:20 #2
I'd be flattered I'm sure there are many popular names out there that were once unusual and 'caught on' so to speak.
09-03-2012 12:21 #3
Are you allowed to share the name? Curious now lol
09-03-2012 12:26 #4
I'd be flattered too - and come on share the name as I'm desperately looking for a boys name
09-03-2012 12:31 #5
Hrmm, I dunno how i'd feel really! DS2's name is practically unheard of (but no, I didn't make it up ), if someone close to me used it i'd be ****ed for sure, but if it was just some woman that I barely knew and rarely saw and our children wouldn't know each other, then I doubt i'd have a problem
09-03-2012 12:34 #6
I'm also dying to hear these unusual names hehe share!
09-03-2012 12:36 #7
In my books no one owns a name so I would be fine with it.
09-03-2012 12:43 #8Senior Member
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Depends... My friend had her baby girl 3 months ago and called her Stella Maree. 1 month later a girl in her Antenatal class called her daughter the same. We live in a small town so everyone thought it was odd considering they know each other well and my friend was quite annoyed, I would too to be honest. Maybe not so if my child was older but a month apart would get on my nerves.
09-03-2012 12:44 #9
I wouldnt be angry, and i wouldnt expect to be asked.
Someone named their son after my sons name, specifically his nickname, because they were expecting a boy and said everytime they saw him he was such a good sweet polite boy, and i was completely flattered
09-03-2012 12:57 #10-
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I woudn't mind, Another hubber has a son named Axel, once I heard it I fell in love and named my second son Axel. Recently my old bestie from highschool named her third son Kaiden, which is the same as my eldest boy, She was actually going to name him Kaiden Michael which is my son's exact name, I was a bit =\ as she knew his full name, but she lives hours away from me and I told her I didn't mind (which I didn't) She ended up naming him Kaiden (spelt differently though) and used a different middle name, i think she thought it was too weird! lol
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