Do you really get dibs on a baby name?
True story. When a good friend was pregnant with her first child (over 16 years ago now) she had one name picked out that she absolutely loved if she had a boy. I mean, she had this name picked for years before she even got pregnant so we all knew it was ‘her name.’ Well, her first child was a girl, so she didn’t end up using that name. No big deal until…. her friend ended up getting pregnant and having a boy.
Now, I’ll give you two guesses what that other friend named her baby. Yup, she stole the baby name! The worst part was my friend was also pregnant again at the time, and this time she had a boy! I think I was more outraged for her than she was that she couldn’t use her boy name since her friend had, but she was cool about it and kind of brushed if off as no big deal.
What would you do if one of your best friend’s ‘stole’ your baby name? Does anyone really get dibs on a baby name?