Pregnant and can't get excited about baby names becuase my SIL stole mine

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 4
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6644 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You nor does anyone actually “steal” a name.  Anyone can be named Julie,  if you love the name still your child that. Who cares if cousins have the same name. 

It sucks that this happened but just keep with the name you love. 

Post # 7
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6510 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsSkeletonKey:  Wow that’s a bit harsh. Her SIL truly may not have known. And even if the MIL knew… who cares? I don’t really understand why this makes either of them a bitch.

@jules28:  I think if you still love the name you should still name your daughter Julie. It’s not exactly the same so there shouldn’t be confusion at family gatherings.

Post # 8
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3442 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsBeck:  It’s called being supportive & validating, which is obviously why this thread was created.

Not to mention, if my sister or SIL named their child a very close variation to the name I have wanted to name my future daughter for years, then damn right I’d be pissed. I picked it first, when I was in elementary, so back off home girl! lol 😛

Post # 9
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7265 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Nobody says you can’t still use it if you want to, or choose another name with the “ee” sound.  Natalie, Aubree, Sadie, etc.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Like I said in the other thread, imagine it from the other side.

“Last year I got pregnant. I had a very hard time deciding names, and finally my husband mentioned Ann, which I immediately love. We named our daghter Ann and have been very happy with her name

Now, my sister in law (brother’s wife) claims that she always wanted to name her daughter “Annie” and that I took the name from her. She says that my mother always knew. Thing is, not only I had no idea, but I heard the name elsewhere. Also, my mom and I talked about names a lot, but she wasn’t an actual part of the decision. My SIL is not pregnant yet. 

Can you claim names? Am I in the wrong?”

 

Post # 12
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jules28:  Amy, Bethany, Lorilee, Kaylee, Callie, Ainsley, Jamie?

 

Would any of them work?

Post # 13
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2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

How about the one you posted about before? was it Irelyn? or any of the ones you used in your poll? Collette, Lucy and Elise are beautiful!

Post # 15
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@jules28:  Don’t share names. I’m sorry you learned the hard way. We are keeping our boy and girl names secret until the baby is born. Partly to prevent stealing and partly because no matter what name you choose somebody won’t like it and it’s harder to bad mouth a name when you know there isn’t a chance left to convince the parents to pick another name.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

@bebero:  OP is pregnant, though, which I think makes a huge difference between her scenario and your example. 

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