Mumsnet user Deedee3311 didn’t reveal whether she
was pregnant or this was a name she and her husband had
chosen for the future.
However she did reveal that her husband’s ex knew she had
that baby name in mind.
“My husband’s ex who he already has a son with who has just
had a baby has actually stolen the name we were going to
use,” she wrote on Mumsnet.
“We are on amicable terms and she knew what name we had
chosen, now she has robbed it.”
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Deedee3311 continued: “We call the baby by this name and it
is THE name we want, but his son can’t have two sisters
called the same thing can he?!
“Livid. Am I being unreasonable?”
Many users on Mumsnet felt that there wasn’t a problem with
having two sisters with the same name.
“Of course he can have two sisters with the same name,” one
person wrote. “Both of my nan’s step-sisters had the same
“But the question is why would you (unless it’s to honour a
friend or family member)? I personally would want my daughter
to have a unique name.”
Another wrote: “You can keep it but why don’t you switch the
first and middle names? I presume you also like the middle
name… Very annoying though.
“I understand how put out you must feel. Baby names can get
quite emotive within family/close friend circles.”
One other mum wrote: “I’d be fuming! She knew and bloody
stole it? I’d use it anyway. Seriously, I’m annoyed on your
However others strongly felt that the woman had no grounds to
be annoyed because she doesn’t “own” the name.
“No he can’t have two sisters with the same name,” one wrote.
“You don’t own the name, there’s millions out there, pick
Another wrote: “Why shouldn’t she use a name she likes? She
doesn’t own you anything.
“You’re being completely unreasonable.”
And another quite brutally commented: “Get a grip, you can’t
steal a name, nobody owns them.”
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