(Closed) Can I still name my FUTURE BABY Isabella if someone else did before me??? :[

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
46402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Sure you can use it.  I have two first cousins named Michael, and they are first cousins with each other also. 

Post # 6
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
6 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Why not?
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 # 14
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
4771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@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!

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