AN UPSET mum-to-be explained she told her friend her chosen baby name, only for the mate to announce that she couldn’t as she liked the name too and may want it for a baby boy in the future.
The woman said that her friend wasn’t even pregnant but is thinking of trying for another child in he next three to five years.
The mum-to-be explained that her friend told her she couldn’t use a baby name as she may want to in the futureCredit: Getty
The mum-to-be was upset that her friend would claim the name and wasn’t sure if she should still use it anyway.
Taking to Reddit, she said: “I’m three months pregnant with my first child.
“I mentioned to a good friend a particular name that I liked, and she said: ‘Oh. You can’t really use that. We want to use that for our last baby if it’s a boy and that would be awkward.’
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“For some background, she already has a four-year-old boy and a baby boy born last month.
“Is it unreasonable for me to be a bit annoyed at this and still consider using the name, especially since she is calling ownership of a name for a baby that will be born in the next three to five years, which may or may not be a boy?
“And then when she also just had a baby boy last month she could have used this name on, when I am presently expecting a child who I’d like to name this?
“I feel very irrational and petty for still considering the name but it’s the only one I really liked.”
Fellow Reddit users were quick to jump in with their opinions.
One said: “You can’t call dibs on a baby name, especially if you aren’t currently expecting.
“You go ahead and use the name you want and tell your friend she is ridiculous if she wanted the name she should have used it with her previous kids.”
Another said: “Your friend may or may not have any more children. If she does, she isn’t guaranteed a boy, or for that matter a boy who ‘suits’ the name when he arrives.
“Use the name you love, if she ends up using it as well later down the track, is it such a big deal?”
A third said: “Use the name if you want to. I refused to discuss baby names with anyone but my husband because people have too many stupid opinions about it.”
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