Post # 1
So I love the name isabella, my great grandmother’s name was Isabel & My name is Elizabeth, which is Isabella in in italian. I’ve always wanted that name for my first daughter.
Well, my FI’s cousin just had a beautiful baby girl and named her Isabella. I’m a little bummed because i wanted my Isabella to be the only Isabella in the family.
So, will it be ok to name my daughter Isabella???
My Fiance & I are planning to start having kids in 2 years.
By The Way, I told his cousin before she gave birth (it was a “surprise”, they didn’t find out the sex of the baby till yesterday) i loved that name & wanted to name my daughter that for the longest time.
what do you think bees!! Please tell me what you think!!
Post # 3
Sure, why not?
I actually know at least two people (not connected) who’ve used that name. It seems to be really popular now.
Post # 4
It depends on how close you are to FI’s cousin and her family.
Put yourself in her place. Would you want 2 Isabella’s in the family of you are close and see each other all the time?
Next time don’t tell people your future choices- she may or may not have chosen the name after you shared.
Post # 5
Sure you can use it. I have two first cousins named Michael, and they are first cousins with each other also.
Post # 6
Yeah why couldn’t you? I have a cousin named Alexis, one named Lexus and one named Payton and my sister is named Alexis Payton and is the youngest of them all. I have two cousins named Nona and an aunt with that name. I also have 2 cousins named Jerry. I don’t think people will really begrudge you. It’s not like everyone with the name Isabella must change it now because his cousin’s daughter is named that :P.
Post # 7
I think I know 5 or 6 people who have named their daughters Isabella in the last couple years, so I don’t see why not! It’s a very common name, and as long as it’s not an immediate relative I don’t most people would bat an eye at it.
Post # 8
i don’t see why not. maybe when the time comes explain to the cousin again your meaning behind still wanting to use it. however, i wouldn’t stress about anything until you find if you have a boy or girl!
Post # 9
My Darling Husband has the same exact name as 2 other FIRST cousins. lol They see no issue in it, I say go ahead and name her what you would like!
Post # 10
I think it really depends on how close you are to the cousin and what the age spand is. For example my Darling Husband and his brother are extremely close and they had a child 2 years ago. I am pregnant with our first child, it is a boy so there is no issue but however if was a girl I would not name her the same name as her cousin even though the name is also one of my grandmother’s names.
Post # 11
Isabella is the the #1 most popular name this year (http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/) so if you name your baby that, she is far more likely to have 2 or 3 little Isabellas in her kindergarden class than to have issues having the same name as her cousin. If you don’t mind her having a popular name, I say go for it.
Post # 12
My sister named her daughter Emily, which is also the name of our other sister. Now we have Big Emily and Little Emily. Totally works.
Post # 13
well she is a cousin of my Fiance, so we will see each other a family functions and parties (a lot of them)
I dont mind my baby having that name since it has special meaning to me, not because its so popular. Also, if i have a daughter first, they will be at least 2 years apart, & if I have a boy first, it will be an even longer age difference.
I just dont want people judging me or saying i “stole” her daughter’s name.
Honestly, I think people should name their children whatever their hearts desire, no matter what someone else says.
My FI’s other cousin had a girl 3 years ago & wanted to name her Isabella, but couldn’t since this cousin (the one that just had the baby) told her she couldn’t because that was going to be her baby’s name. She ended up naming her baby something else with “Isabel” as her middle name. She regrets it till this day.
I guess i just have to wait it out & see, (i’ll come back in 2-3 years & let you ladies know whats going on with the name Isabella) lol ;P
Post # 14
My cousin named her daughter the same name as my niece (spelled slightly differently but anyway). If they’re going to be spending huge amounts of time together it might be an issue but otherwise I agree with the PP’s, who cares?
Post # 15
@cubaneli: Since that name is like the #1 name in the country (Thank you twilight) I don’t think you have any problems with one person naming their kid that since there are prob 100,000 + more.
Post # 16
@Atalanta: lol, i wasn’t going to say that i think it must be so popular due to Twilight! i wonder how many baby boys are being born now as Edward and Jacob? Or imagine using both, one as a first name and one as middle name!