Post # 62
Ummm NO. Do not change that! That is crazy. I wanted to name my first baby Aria… then I had a miscarriage, sooo I will not use that as a baby name.. but I will use it as my puppies name 🙂 If someone told me to change the name of my dog, I would be like ummm, you are crazy. haha.. good luck with that situation!
Post # 63
thats not fair at all to the puppy. maybe ur friend should pick a name someone wouldn’t give a puppy?
Post # 64
I am in the minority but I have to put this out there. I think you should change to dogs name. I can tell you if someone I was “friends” with named there dog the same name I was going to name my kid it would be a friend breaker. I wouldnt be able to be friends with that person. Maybe I am looking at this diffrenly because I have a child but I can tell you that you might want to think about the effect if could have on your friendship
Naming a dog and naming a child are two totally diffrent things.
Post # 65
But this is the OP’s favorite baby name. The OP cannot have children. The OP can get a puppy and name it her favorite baby name.
The OP’s friend swoops in and says “I’m taking your favorite baby name for my baby and you can’t use it ever!”
Duh, keep the name.
Post # 66
Ask her to change the name of her daugther. Send her a list of the top 10 most popular girls names as suggestions. See how she likes it.
Gavinsmamma: She named her dog first. The baby isn’t even born yet… How do you see this as the OP stealing her friends baby’s name? The OP stated it had been a nickname she has used for some time…
Post # 67
Lol NOPE dont change it tell her to change the name of her child if she does not like the fact that you Pup has the same name. Thats just redic!
Post # 68
I’d probably change it. Baby trumps dog any day. I’m sure her and her husband had a hard time picking out a baby name and it does take some of the fun of it away if a close friend named their dog that.
As a side note, I always loved the name Libby….until I met DH and that was what his dog’s name was. Totally bummed that they’d named their dog that, but it happened WAY before me. You just named the dog.
I also agree that “NOA” sounds like “NO”. My dog isn’t incredibly smart and she probably wouldn’t understand the difference. And we do say NO a lot!
Post # 69
Your friend has lost her mind. Chalk it up to pregnancy hormones and keep the name for your puppy. Her request is unreasonable.
Post # 70
@NoaMarijnIn my country, Netherlands, Noa is a common girlsname.
Noah is for the boys.
ooh ok! I’d never heard of the name Noa before and thought it was a crazy coincidence to have a dog and a baby both named that!
Post # 71
h e double hockey sticks no would I change my mind. tell her to change the kids name. lol jk. but no way should anyone EVER think you should change your dogs name, that’s just pathetic.
Post # 72
If it were a realllllly good friend and our relationship had been drama free thus far I would probably consider changing the name. If we weren’t such good friends, and/or she had made unreasonable requests before, then I’d keep the name. I say since you used the name long before she ever mentioned using it for her kid, then you get to decide what you want. I could see going either way on it.
Post # 73
Uhm, lol. Yeah you definitely do not have to change the name of your dog just because she is naming her baby the same name. She’ll just have to deal with it.
I don’t think it matters at all that her baby will have the same name as your dog. If it bothers her this much, she will have to pick a new name for her baby.
Post # 74
If you check out her original post, she says that she’s always loved the name and shared with her friend that she would’ve loved to name her child that…but she’s infertile. So to me, it was the OP’s name first and her friend stole it from her.
OP, keep the name! I think it’s a little disrespectful that your friend is stealing the name from you knowing your circumstances. And even more disrespectful that she’s sending you different names that you could name your dog. Did you tell her that you’re not changing her name? How did she take it?
Post # 75
That’s not fair. It doesn’t seem like the OP knew her friend was considering the name Noa for her baby at all! Now if the OP had been aware and named her dog that anyway, then that would be kind of rude (although I’m sorry, no one has dibs on a name), but I think it would be ridiculous to end a friendship because coincidentally you both used the same name.
Post # 76
I say no, if it was a family member who you spending lot of holidays with then yes but a friend nope