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I don't know know if this is the appropriate forum to post this thread --- but I saw a bunch of baby name threads and I guess it's ok!

I have two long time friends (Let's call them A & B). A had a very unique & meaningful baby name (to her) every since she was a little girl and wanted to give it to her first born daughter. She shared that name (first & middle) with family & friends. She and B got pregnant around the same time. B never revealed what kind of names she was thinking for her baby and it was ok...no problem.

However, when B gave birth (a month early before A)...she used the same name that A had already told everyone she wanted for her girl. SO SO SO MUCH DRAMA!! A was let's just say devasted and felt betrayed. She was upset that B 'stole' her baby name and didn't even mention anything.

There was always some kind of competition between them even as young girls -- but has it gone too far. Have you ever heard anything like this? Apparently that's why a lot of people keep their chosen names a secret!

Anyways --- do you think A is over-reacting? On the one hand..I don't think someone can claim a name...however if a friend that you share the same circles with choose a name before hand and told you why the heck would you want to take it? Seems dumb & petty to me.

Sigh.

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Thier friendship will probably end and in 5 years it wont matter...

I do know of many people now who though dont reveal thier babies name till the baby is here, Logic being they dont want to hear "Oh I dont like that".

So what is the amazing name anyways???? Now I am curiouse.

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The name was Jamila (Ja-mee-la) (beautiful in arabic) Cherie (darling in french).

Jamila Cherie - Beautiful Darling. I think it's a sweet name and I've never heard of that combination before. So I think it's pretty unique and not likely that they both thought of it.

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Not overreacting. I would not be happy. So tacky.

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Yes, the actions of "B" were tacky, but there is no copyright on a name.

An unfortunate lesson that sharing too much information can have unpleasant results.

I suspect that they were never really good friends.

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That was tacky. I don't blame your friend for being upset.

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^What does listing your favourite names or the weirdest names you've heard have to do with nursing?

If you don't approve ... skip the thread. Thank you.

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^What does listing your favourite names or the weirdest names you've heard have to do with nursing?

If you don't approve ... skip the thread. Thank you.

It would be easier to do that if you'd put "off topic" in the title. By the time I realized your post had nothing to do with nursing- not even remotely related- I'd already read it. You, yourself, questioned whether it was appropriate to put this thread here.

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^What does listing your favourite names or the weirdest names you've heard have to do with nursing?

If you don't approve ... skip the thread. Thank you.

I think that thread is in the speciality section for Nicu nurses. This is the general discussion board and this thread will most likely be moved to the break room.

But since it is here and you posed the question. I do think it is tacky, but in the scope of things, trivial. In 5 years it wont matter, what will matter is baby A and baby B learning to walk and talk and smile and getting thier 1st ear infection etc etc etc...

Due to the hormones of new moms and soon to be moms, I am sure the emotions are running high, but in the long run---trivial.

RNmama05--I agree by the title of the thread I thought it was going to be a HIppa scandal of sorts...something to do with babies in a hospital setting whose identies were stolen or something..

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What does this have to do with nursing?

This website is here for nurses and people planning on becoming nurses. There is no rule about only talking about "Nursing" We talk about whatever we want!!!!!!! There are subjects about everything and if you don't like it then go to another website!!!:argue: gosh the nerve of people!

Anywhoo.....I do think that B was not a friend in this first place. That is tacky and something that u just don't do to friends. Well I know to keep the name to myself when its time for me to have kids. What did A decide to do? Come up with a new name or........

So what its in the wrong thread.....they will move it. The person who posted my be new. There is no need to be rude!

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Ob-Gyn forum is an ok forum for this discussion. :)

I think it's pretty tacky to take the name a 'friend' was planning on using, esp if the two had discussed this prior. However, like Jolie said, there's not really a monopoly on any given name.

My two stepsisters named their babies similarly - the babes were less than a year apart. One child is named D. James and the other one is John D. (D is only the initial so as not to give away too much info here.) One asked the other if she cared if the name was used again, and she didn't. So no harm done really.

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