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Mum Sparks Debate Online Over 'Stealing' Friend's Baby Name

Mum Sparks Debate Online Over 'Stealing' Friend's Baby Name

A mum has sparked a furious debate online over her friend's 'unreasonable' response to her baby name. The anonymous mum and her partner had agreed on a name for their newborn son - but the only catch was a friend also had a child of the same name.

While many people have different opinions on the matter, the mum did the honorable thing by asking her friend if she'd mind their children sharing a name.

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She wrote: "I've recently had a baby boy and my husband had chosen a name that we both liked however it's the same name as my friend's six-year-old son, so I wasn't sure.

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"The name meant a lot to my husband and we liked it over other names so I decided to ask my friend whether it was ok to use it as this was the only reason we weren't.

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"I messaged her and she said she didn't mind and understood that finding names is hard. So we named our son this and we are very happy with the name, it suits him well!"

However, the mum quickly realised there was a problem when her so called friend deleted her from all social media.

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She continued: "I thought I'd done the right thing in asking... but since then my friend has deleted me from social media and I found out from a mutual friend she was hurt that we had called our son the same name as her son.

"I feel incredibly offended that she has deleted me and obviously can't bear to look at any pictures of our baby who shares the same name as her son."

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The anonymous mum's post prompted a series of different reactions from parents who couldn't agree on whether her reaction was reasonable.

"You can use whatever name you want. My son shares his first name with two of his cousins, none of them thought anything of it," one person commented, while another added: "I know general consensus is that nobody owns a name but it can take months to lovingly choose a name for your child so it's irritating when a friend decides to copy."

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Topics: Life News, Mumsnet, Real, Parenting, Baby Names

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at Tyla. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on [email protected]