I hear it all the time.
'I named my kid this because I thought it was unique, now there's another kid with that name in my kids class'
There is no way to truly prevent someone else from having a particular name. I question how 'truly unique' most any name is.
reminds me of a picture on a hot vacation spot that lots of people took. A big rock with a big hole by one of the great lakes. people would position their picture so the lake was seen through the hole.
everyone thought they were the only ones to take that picture and it was so original-
until they found out that the lab saw that picture about 30 times a week easy, and several hundred over the year.
why not just pick a name that you like and is special to you, then give that name to your child?
Isn't that reason enough?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Oct. 15, 2010 in General Parenting
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Answer by shay1130 at 7:31 PM on Oct. 15, 2010
Heather was very, very popular in 1979 when my son was born. I bet there were 3 or 4 Heathers in some classes. I named my boys easy names but not necessarily popular; Benjamin, Joseph, and Thomas. I always called them Ben, Joe, and Tom. Ben doesn't like his name that much but Joe and Tom like their names. For awhile when Ben was around 10 he told people his name was Ryan. We homeschooled so we never has the issues with other people in the class.
Answer by Gailll at 7:37 PM on Oct. 15, 2010