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    Default Same name as a friend's child ok?

    Do you think it's ok to give your child a name that your friend's already given to their child? The middle name would be different and we don't see them very often, only at parties and gatherings.

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    If you're super super close I wouldn't personally do it, but otherwise I think it's fine.

    If I was having a girl I would have called her Emilia and my best friends sister (who I see alot) has a baby girl by that name.

    I don't think it matters really.

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    Hmm.. I don't really think it matters as no one has ownership of a name.
    Some people are really precious about their kids names and people using them though. I have a friend who has dissolved friendships because her friends have opted to use her DS's name and even the name she had picked out for when/if she has a daughter.


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    I personally don't think it's a big deal. Some people get really funny about names though, but if you really love it i would use it.

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    If they're a close friend I personally wouldn't do it.

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    Depends how close. DF's friend has named their child a variation of our son's name. I don't care because I knew the name was popular.

    I couldn't do it if I was going to see them all the time. It would be really confusing for the kids.

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    If they're a close friend, I wouldn't do it.

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    My friends son has a name I was desperate to call my son.
    I called her and spoke about it and she was flattered and appreciated me asking and we now both have eli's
    It's not weird and I am so glad I called my son Eli!

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    Emilia's on my short list too, and a few of its variants. I love Emy or Milly as a nickname.

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    I agree that it doesn't really matter, but I know ppl can be a bit funny about it, more so if the babies are born close to each other. I don't think I'll be revealing the name we eventually decide on in case someone I know uses it before I do - if that happens, I might be more inclined to choose a different name.

    We're in the same circle of friends, but have our separate busy lives, so haven't caught up in ages. His daughter must be around 2yrs now, and I think I've only seen them about twice since her birth.

    Adden, I was thinking if we did decide to run with it, I would ask them about it first too, just to see how they feel about it.


 

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