My older sister is also pregnant with her first child. We are two weeks apart, due in the same month.
As soon as I found out I was pregnant I asked her about baby names, but she refused to talk to me about it on two different occasions. The second time she told me that I shouldn't tell anyone my baby name choices because people will steal the name you want... which I thought was wierd for a family member to say.
My husband and I went ahead and chose a girls name, and when my sister found out, she was irate because apparently it was the same name she wanted to use. I tried to talk to her about names because I wanted to use our great-grandmothers' first name. Apparently so did she. (She wants to use both Great-Grandma's first and middle name, I just want to use her first name so that we can also honor my husband's grandmother with the middle name)
She posted her name choice on FB as soon as she found out that her baby was indeed going to be a girl. (I feel like this kind of pre-empted me... I told her what we were wanting to do before she made this announcement)
I'm not planning on finding out the gender of our baby. We're kind of hoping that it's going to be a boy so we can avoid awkwardness in this naming situation.
Should we have to pick a different girls name now because of this? Can't there be more than one person with the same name in a family? (it would just be the first name, middle names will be different, and last names are also different) I can think of lots of families that have tons of Williams, or Pauls, or whatever the family trend is.
Should I get over it and pick a new name, or should she get over it and let me name my baby what I want to (if it turns out to be a girl?) What's your opinion?
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