She said I stole her name so she's stealing it back kind of. ****UPDATE!!!!****
My SIL is 12 years older than me(I'm 30). I had my first 2 years ago when her youngest was 14. She told me then that she'd always liked the name Ava, but she and her husband were done having kids. I had a boy.
I just had a daughter 2 days ago and named her Ava and I got a call from SIL, she was crying. She said I stole her name and she is going to have her tubal reversed so she can get her name back. And that I'm a bitch and am dead to her since I am so disloyal. W.T.F.
I called my SIL this morning. She was immediately apologetic and mortified. She said her lash out wasn't really about the name Ava, but that her husband got laid off 2 weeks ago and she has been keeping it a secret from the family. She said she freaked out because everyone of us is so happy and she couldn't take it anymore being so miserable and alone. I feel so bad for her. She seemed better today, we talked for a couple of hours and even had a few laughs. Even if there was truth to her lash out, her thinking I stole the name, she is okay with it and said it will not be a point of contention for us, and how ridiculous she is. I love my SIL. I do wish we lived closer so I could be there for them now. I'm going to try to be closer to her and more supportive.