Calling Dibs on Baby Names
This was a really interesting dilemma presented by Parents Magazine. A woman, Vanessa, has always wanted to name a boy Sebastian. Both her and her husband have loved the name since before they had children. The problem is a close friend of theirs named their son Sebastian a year ago.
Now Vanessa is expecting a boy and asked her friend if they minded if she named him sebastian. They weren't exactly thrilled to share the name. Now Vanessa doesn't know what to do. The friend lives in another country but they talk all the time. She doesn't want to risk their friendship but she also doesn't like any of the plan B names they've come up with.
I won't lie, It would bother me if someone got to a name I liked before me. I probably wouldn't use the name just because I would feel weird about it. I would be pretty disappointed though. However, If I was on the other side of the issue I don't think it would bother me too much. If one of my friends said they were gonna name their kid Avery I wouldn't mind much. I mean, everyone would know my Avery came first so if it doesn't bother them, why should I care?
What would you do if someone 'stole' your dream baby name?
My kids are: Jonah (my biological son) and Jaina (my step-daughter).
But seriously, if I was in this situation I would use the name. If it was going to bother me having a friend with a baby with the same name, I'm sure I'd find one that I liked more, and if I couldn't find one I liked more it probably just means that the same name thing doesn't bother me as much as I may have thought.
So... here I am. Jessika Nicole.