Baby name issue or not?

Amie - posted on 07/02/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am currently pregnant with my second baby, a little girl and my partner and I have already decided on her name. I told this name to my family at a family dinner last week as we are so excited and absolutely love the name. It took a long time to decide on a name that both me and my partner both like so were so happy when we finally came to a mutually agreed and loved name. Anyway my cousin has been on the waiting list for a foster child and is finally going to have one this week ( a newborn girl). But this fostered baby's name is the same as what I was planning on calling my daughter. Two baby girls born 4 months apart with the same name? I really dont want to have to change the name we have planned on calling our daughter but I think it will be too confusing for the family if there is 2 baby girls with the same name. What do you think?

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Kelina - posted on 07/03/2012

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WEll is your cousin adopting the child or just fostering her? Cause that would make a difference for me, if she was just fostering her I'd go ahead with the name you chose. If she's adopting her and you really think it'll be an issue maybe talk with her about it and see what she thinks. For me it wouldn't matter but then I almost never see my cousins.

Ileah - posted on 07/03/2012

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ive got to know what this name is! if the name has nicknames than go for it. chances are they will adapt a different nickname, or you can agree on which you prefer. i know how hard it is to agree on a name for your child. my daughter didn't get her birth certificate until 6 months old for that reason. and my new baby is due to arrive any day now and has only a middle name. goodluck!

Elfrieda - posted on 07/03/2012

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If you don't have the same last name, just go for it. Probably there will be nicknames involved, so make sure you like any nicknames that go with her name.

Meg - posted on 07/02/2012

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If you like the name, thats all that matters, but when other members of your family are pregnant/using a surrogacy/doing an adoption/foster - you have to becareful about other mothers "taking" names you like and probably shouldn't announce it. However dont change the name you like because of your cousin!!! My cousin and I both have sons, and both of our sons are named Ryan lol, but it was the right name for our family, and the right name for my cousins as well. (his is 5, mines 2) I actually wasn't thinking about his son, until the day my son met his lol. But they get along great (we only see them maybe once a year or so) and there are no ill feelings between my cousin and I. If you like your name - keep it.

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