Post # 1
My Darling Husband and I decided on our baby’s name before we were even pregnant! When we found we are having a girl we instantly knew that he name was going to be Mia Lily which we both love. Now the problem is that our cat’s name is Meka and my Darling Husband is now thinking that Mia is too close to Meka and my parents seem to agree with him! Especially after we had an ultrasound today and he called her Meka (cat’s name) instead of Mia!! Do you guys think the names are too similar? Should we change it?? We are also thinking of changing it to Lilyana Eva but I am not sure if the ‘a’ ending is too much in both names!
What do you guys think?!
Post # 3
@Danielle81: I don’t think they’re similar enough, and if it were me I’d be dissapointed to let the name go after having it for so long, and Mia is lovely.
Post # 4
I don’t think that Mia is too close to Meka. I think you will regret it if you don’t name her that just because it sounds like your cats name which it doesn’t. I’m sure he and your parents will forget all about it once she is born 🙂
Post # 5
I think it’s fine, they aren’t all that similar. And as for Darling Husband calling the baby Meka by accident, that’s an honest mistake. He’s being saying the cat’s name much longer than the baby.
My friend recently had a baby which she named Connor, but she said for 3-4 days she kept accidentally calling him Cooper and she wasn’t sure if she should change his name. It passed and she stuck with Connor, sometimes we just have brain farts.
If you love the name stick with it!
Post # 6
I don’t think they’re too similar and you really need to pick a baby name that you’re going to love for the rest of your lives.
Post # 7
Thanks Ladies! I think we are going to leave it the way it is since we both love the name! 🙂
Post # 8
I think it’s a win-win situation. Cat and baby will both respond to similar names.
And it’s too good of a name to pass up. Keep it!
Post # 9
I don’t think they are too similar. But just to check, I’m assuming the are pronounced MEE-uh and MEE-kah?
If you did want a similar name that was a little more differentiated from Meka, you could go with Maya (Like, MI-uh). That’s one of my favorites.
Post # 10
i think Mia is cute and is fine. And i hate to say it, but your cat wont be around forever. Your child will therefor the names will only be comparable for a few more years, so name your kid what you want
Post # 11
My parents have a cat named Emma and that was their reasoning for us not liking the name Emma when we were pregnant (later found it was a boy and didn’t have to worry about girl names). They also have had cats named Charlotte, Frida, and Jean.. normal pretty girl names, if I liked any of those names it wouldn’t have stopped me from using them either. It was annoying though when they’d mention it.
Post # 12
I don’t think it’s too similar, though personally I prefer Lilyana to Mia. Mia has become very common, but if that doesn’t bother you, go with the name you love!
Post # 13
Thanks again ladies! We decided to keep her name as Mia since we both really love it and the way it all goes together. Plus, she totally looked like a Mia in her ultrasound!
@molly8563: As much as I love my kitty, that’s exactly what I said to DH!
@foodnerd81: Yes, it’s Mee-uh. I would do Maya but some of my friends have named their daughter Maya already!
@the_future_mrs: TOTALLY agreed!! 🙂
@MrsSawyer: Blame it on pregnancy/baby brain! 🙂