Mum slams pal’s ‘weird’ baby name choice saying it takes away ‘special-ness’

A mum has slammed the name her friend has picked for her unborn baby, saying her choice is “a bit weird”.

She explained that her heavily pregnant pal decided to announce their little girl’s name before the birth – and while it’s a lovely name, there is an issue.

It happens to be the same name as her daughter.

When the woman first gave birth to her daughter a few months ago, her close friend congratulated her and said she had always loved the “unique” name she had chosen.

But now her friend is pregnant, and their children will most likely be in the same year at school together – with the same name.

The mum, who feels as if her friend is “taking away the ‘special-ness’ of her name” has taken to Mumsnet to ask users if she’s overreacting.

In the post she wrote: “She just announced today she will probably use dd [darling daughter’s] name.

“She didn’t even make a joke like ‘hope that’s not too weird!’ She just stated it like fact and said she quite liked it.

“Dd name is quite unusual btw. It’s not typical Evie/Evelyn.”

The issue is, that the pair share common friends from school and university, so now everyone will know that their kids have the same name, which has left her feeling “a bit rubbish.”

She continued: “I get she may have loved this name secretly just as I did, but to really use it when I just have?”

“I just feel like she’s taking away the ‘special-ness’ of her name. Either that or she thinks we won’t see much of each other.”

The woman said that if that the situation was the other way around, she wouldn’t have dreamt of using the same name as her friend’s baby if they chose it first, out of respect.

Mumsnet users were divided by the mum’s statement, with some saying that they don’t see what the issue is, and others saying it’s a bit weird.

One person wrote: “At least you know, as will everyone else, that she copied you.”

Another person added: “I wouldn’t use the same name as a close friend, its weird.”

And a third said: “Well she looks like the one with no imagination doesn’t she?”

Whereas, a fourth wrote: “I’m sorry but I don’t really see what the problem is?”

“She shouldn’t have to give up a name she likes just because you used it first” said one person.

And others said: “No one owns a name” and “What’s wrong with having the same name?”