Baby name! Am I over thinking this?

posted 12 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I’ll preface this by saying I’m not a mom and I’ve never had to deal with a similar situation but I don’t think it would be weird to name your son Beau at all. If you and your husband both love it, that’s what matters 🙂

Post # 3
946 posts
Busy bee

Girl go for it!!! Who cares?! Not too close of a relation at all for her to be offended. And tbh, no one has a claim over a name. It’s not even a super uncommon name so not weird at all if you name your son the same name. 

Post # 4
2254 posts
Buzzing bee

If you like the name, use it.

Do you know how many men and boys there are named John, Micheal, Jeremy, Alex, Sean, Ben, and Robert? There are lots of names, but, at the same time, there are only so many names. There’s no good reason knowing someone else with a son named Beau should keep you from using the name even if doing so feels strange.

That’s your son. If his name is Beau, name him Beau.

Post # 5
9680 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

You are way overthinking. Name your kid what you want.

Post # 6
2923 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

With trendy names there’s bound to be more than one Beau you’ll run into.  If you love the name that’s what matters.

FWIW, I’m pregnant and due in January and all the names we’ve considered are pretty trendy.  We don’t care.

Post # 7
8833 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

mrssss :  “Or are we not close enough that it matters?” — This. 

Post # 8
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

You’re over thinking it by like a million. Name your kid whatever you want and don’t fret over the name of your coworker’s daughter’s baby that you just met. 

Post # 9
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Girl, you are definitely overthinking it. I even think that Jack would be okay despite your friend’s Jaxson.  I have a girl friend who is unmarried and does not have any kids on the way, but has had girl names picked out since highschool. My first daughter has a different name, but same nickname as one of the names she has picked out and now I’m pregnant again and her other baby name is on our short list. I feel kind of bad about that, but naming babies is hard and my husband and I have a hell of a time agreeing. No one gets to “claim” names and they shouldn’t feel weird about picking a similar or even same name as a friend. 

Post # 10
3393 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

You’re worried about “name stealing” from someone who literally isn’t even a friend?? Just a work-related acquaintence?

Yes, you are overthinking it. BIG time.

Pick a name you like and go with it. The only people you should be worried about not naming your kid the same name as are close family members lol and that’s simply because of the confusion.

Post # 11
4498 posts
Honey bee

Did they copyright or trademark the name?


Then it can’t be stolen.

Name stealing isn’t actually a thing.

Post # 12
234 posts
Helper bee

If name stealing was a thing then probably 90% of us would t have the names we have lol. I think that if you love the name then you should use it!

Post # 13
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

According to the baby name wizard, brother names for Beau are:

  • Blake
  • Brock
  • Brody
  • Dylan
  • Finn
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jai
  • Jaxon
  • Jude
  • Leo
  • Lucas
  • Luke
  • Ryan
  • Sam
  • Wyatt

Likewise, brother names for Jack are:

  • Andrew
  • Ben
  • Benjamin
  • Charlie
  • Harry
  • Henry
  • Jammes
  • Liam
  • Luke
  • Max
  • Nick
  • Ryan
  • Sam
  • William 


I wouldn’t worry about name stealing. I love the Beau, it’s super cute! I also really like Wyatt, Henry, Liam

Post # 14
1123 posts
Bumble bee

I felt similar as you about naming our daughter. We went for a fairly unusual name which I knew one girl at the gym had used. I’m not even that close to her and it was actually my Darling Husband who suggested the name and he doesn’t even know her. But I couldn’t help feeling weird posting the announcement on fbook knowing she would see it and might think I copied her. She did comment on it and made a joke that babies with that name must be big girls as both of ours were over 9 pounds! I realised then how silly I had been worrying about it and I’m so glad I didn’t choose a different name because of that. 

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