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Old 03-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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A little background. My husband and when we got married had 1 boy and 1 girl name that we loved and everyone knew which names we would name our babies - Luke and Lauren. We had a boy a couple years ago so we named him Luke (Lucas). My DH's sister just had a baby today and they named the baby girl Lauren. My DH has only one sibling. We knew they liked the name Lauren but she (not her DH) assured us not to worry, they had plenty of other names they loved and wouldn't take her name... well... she had a scheduled C-Section today and my DH got a text that they named the baby Lauren. We serioulsy thought it was a joke. I know her DH said that he didn't care (this was a while back) what other people thought, he would name the baby what they wanted because everyone has a name "on reserve." We are really close with them. I know this is so incredibly petty, but we are so upset. I know that what's important is healthy baby. I know this. I know there much worse things in life. I know this. I haven't even had it in me to "like" the picture on facebook yet, and my DH hasn't either (he's more upset then I am). I do realize we may never have a girl.... probably we won't now! Anyway, if we do, we will still name our baby Lauren. Just had to vent. Anyone else had this happen?

ETA: Originally our names were Jack and Lauren. They named their boy Jack too. Then after we said, that's okay, we Luke too, so we changed it to Luke.

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Old 03-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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I'd be irritated too. We have decided to no longer discuss names with anyone, partly for this reason.
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Hugs. This would be hard for me to reconcile and it would take time. So sorry, I can just imagine how frustrated you must feel.
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While I can understand why you are annoyed you don't own the name. If you have a girl go ahead and name her Lauren. So she'll have a cousin with the same name. So what. If your DH's sister doesn't like it, tough.
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It sucks, but it's just a name. In my family there are many cousins who have the same name. No one gets to call a name. I you want t use it, use it, just like they did.
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While I can understand why you are annoyed you don't own the name. If you have a girl go ahead and name her Lauren. So she'll have a cousin with the same name. So what. If your DH's sister doesn't like it, tough.
This is the approach I have to take or else I'm going to drive myself NUTS!
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id be ticked but if I had a girl and loved the name, I would still use it.
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Its not worth getting mad over. You may never have a daughter, and if you do there is no law saying you cant use the name too. I would let it ruin a relationship.
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Its not worth getting mad over. You may never have a daughter, and if you do there is no law saying you cant use the name too. I would let it ruin a relationship.
So there is more too this. Our original names were Jack and Lauren. They named one of their kids Jack.
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