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May 19th, 2013 07:50 AM #6Senior Member
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- Jul 2011
We always knew we would name our first daughter Madelyn Esther, after our grandmothers. A couple of years before she was born, our best friend's sister named her daughter Madeline. I wouldn't have used it if our friend had actually used it, but since I don't know his sister that well and she lives in a different state, we used it anyway.
So it would depend on how much the name meant to me. Madelyn meant a lot because it was my grandmother's name.Mom to Alexander Patrick (10), Madelyn Esther (8), Genevieve Susan (3), and Theodore James (stillborn at 37 weeks on February 3, 2014). Expecting #5 in May 2015.
Boys: Everett, Sebastian, Augustus, Samuel, Abraham, Elias, Julian, Silas, Nicholas, Desmond, Jasper, Ezekiel
Girls: Bridget, Felicity, Elizabeth, Leona, Ophelia, Caroline, Aurelia, Elysia, Callista, Miriam, Isabelle, Delilah
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May 19th, 2013 07:55 AM #8Senior Member
Sorry for bad English, I am from other country
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- Jan 2013
May 19th, 2013 09:54 AM #10
I'd say no to the first two and depends on the acquaintance with the third (is this an acquaintance I sometimes work with or a friend of many of my friends who I just am not friend with? - yes to the first; no to the second).
However, if someone were really to use my all time favorite name and my SO and I couldn't decide on anything else I'd have a hard time deciding.MAJOR CONSTRUCTION ZONE
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May 19th, 2013 10:07 AM #12
Even if I really loved a name I would not name my baby after an friend who lives in the same city/town has named her child.
I also feel the same about not naming my baby after an a friend who lives further away has named her child. Though I feel it's okay to use the same name as an acquaintance of yours has named her child.
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May 20th, 2013 06:57 AM #14Senior Member
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- Nov 2009
- somewhere in Europe
- a friend who lives in the same city/town has named her child
- a friend who lives futher away has named her child
Maybe, if it is a common name (let's say in the top 50 or so)
- an acquaintance of yours has named her child
Yes, but only if it is a fairly common name (let's say in the top 150 or so)
Hope you don't mind if I add some other questions along the same lines:
- a non-sibling relative of yours (cousin or more distant) has named his/her child
Yes, I did this. One of my sons shares a name with one of my first cousin's sons. I rarely ever see him (and also have about 30 first cousins so avoiding overlap is actually tricky). It's also a relatively common name.
- a co-worker has named his/her child
Maybe. I considered doing this but ruled out the name (Jasper). If I'd really loved it, I would have done it regardless of the co-worker's son, though.
- a name shared by one of your own friends (although your child wouldn't be named after that friend per se)
Yes, I did this. One of my sons has the same name as one of my good friends from university. I only see him once in a blue moon now, though. Again, it is a fairly common name so I don't find it strange. Similarly, my husband has a good friend with a young son who shares my husband's (also fairly common) name, and it's never seemed odd.*****************************
*Mother to twins Charles and Samuel*