Post # 1
I am in a large family with 4 girls & 2 boys. So think many grandchildren to come!
My sisters & sister in law love to say a certain name is their baby name for their future kid & nobody else can use it. Such as my sister who just had a baby girl said when she has a boy she is calling him Ezra & nobody better steal it.
Love to know what the general consensus is on this.
Post # 2
It’s pretty dumb. Names can’t be stolen and it’s not the end of the world if two kids in the same family have the same name.
Post # 3
jessiebear85 : it’s not a thing.
That being said, unless it was a name I already loved and felt strongly about before it was “called” I wouldn’t really care. If it was a family name on the other hand, I would not hesitate to use it.
Post # 4
It’s silly. You can’t claim a name, it just doesn’t work that way. And multiple people sharing the same name truly isn’t the end of the world!
Post # 5
It comes across as a bit selfish and arrogant but not a big deal as there are plenty of names out there. I personally wouldn’t want everyone to know my name choice in advance anyway.
Post # 7
No one owns the rights to a name.
Post # 8
jessiebear85 : Lol I think it’s extremely silly. I never understood why it’s such a horrible thing for cousins to have the same first name. People who get wrapped up in such silliness crack me up lol
Post # 9
Honestly, I’m totally fine with this. I know a couple of names my brother really likes. I would feel like a jerk if I used any of them. There’s a million names out there it’s not a big deal to just pick a different one.
Post # 11
Can’t do this, not a thing.
Post # 12
I think it’s dumb. My Fiance already have both a boy and girl named picked out (middle names too) but we haven’t told anyone our choices. If someone else in the family names their child that before we have a child it wouldn’t bother me. I would still stick with the original name that we decided on. Cousins can have the same name, it’s not that big of a deal.
Post # 13
I think it’s a sister thing. I don’t have any. No one in my family or my husbands would care what we named said children. I’m pretty sure we have multiple Elizabeths and various forms of Elizabeth. I was just asking my mom where her middle name came from, and she didn’t even know. I was like lady, this is something you should know 😀
Post # 14
My sister did this and never used a single name she claimed. I never bothered with it.