Name “Stealing”

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by Babybump87, May 16, 2020.

  1. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to 2 Princess and 1 Prince

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    Bit of background

    My sister had a baby girl via emergency c section in 2012, sadly she passed away 12 days later in the NICU . My sister had a name picked for her at the 20 week scan, and even after my niece was born referred to her as this name.

    Given the news of the doctors about her limited life my sister decided to let her two other young children name her instead given the circumstances .

    Now forward 9 years and my brother and his girl friend want to use that exact name for their baby due later this year

    Would you be upset with this ?
     
  2. HLx

    HLx Mummy to Layla, George & Enzo <3

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    Hi hun, i wouldn't be upset by this, id see this as a really nice gesture, letting the name live on in a way. I think its a nice thing, but everyone is different
     
  3. Bevziibubble

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    I wouldn't be upset :)
     
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  4. DobbyForever

    DobbyForever First Time Momma

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    I think it would depend on their motivation. If they asked me first before announcing it to people or saying it’s totally decided. If it was truly in her memory or perhaps in memory of someone she had been named for, then I would be touched. But if it’s just because it’s a nice name, I’d see it as insensitive. I’d be upset but not ruin our relationship upset. Also depends on how much I already liked my brother and his gf to begin with ;). It has been nearly a decade, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t feel some type of way about what happens. But ultimately, their kid and it’s their choice so whatever they decided is only up to them. it’s her decision how she wants to feel/react.
     
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  5. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to 2 Princess and 1 Prince

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    I can see both sides of the coin on this . Sister is upset because she would still like to use the name for a future pregnancy and the family know this . Hence out of respect for her I’ve never used those names. Niece was her first daughter after 2 sons too . She’s had 3
    MCs since.

    Brother and SIL have just wanted the middle name because they like it. This is where I feel it’s a bit insentive to sister. It’s just a name they like but to sister it means so much more.

    I think the fact they don’t always see eye to eye makes things a bit more awkward !

    Urgh families , why do some things have to cause so much drama!
     
  6. DobbyForever

    DobbyForever First Time Momma

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    Oh dang. With that extra info I’m switching from NAH to bro and gf definitely TA
     
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  7. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to 2 Princess and 1 Prince

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    I think they may have seen sisters view on this and they are changing the middle name!

    Not without a few choice words being said which I think is a shame!
     
  8. DobbyForever

    DobbyForever First Time Momma

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    Hopefully things settle over time.
     
  9. Buffaloed

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    It strikes me as a stunning lack of empathy for your sister and incredibly unfair to the baby that's due. The respectful thing to do is to give the newborn a first name that wasn't a name chosen by your sister, and use one of your sister's names for the middle name. As the child grows up tell her how she got her middle name and perhaps when she has her own children she'll give one of them the name your sister chose. Sorry for butting in.
     
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  10. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to 2 Princess and 1 Prince

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    No thank you for your post !

    I totally agree with everything you said !

    They are dead set on calling the baby the first name but now either a different or no middle name .

    Since the argument they are now referring to the baby as said name which they never done before as if they are proving some kind of point . I dunno

    I find them both very immature and extremely inconsiderate the way the have gone about this
     
  11. love.peace

    love.peace Mama to 4 blessings

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    How does your sister feel?
    I'm so sorry for her loss.

    I had to sit with the question and really think but I do believe I would be incredibly upset by this. Your sister lost her baby. The name she will remember her daughter by. There are so many other names.
    What are your brothers motives? To commemorate his niece? Perhaps he could use it as a middle name then.
     
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  12. MrsKatie

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    Right, the answer to this comes down to context and motivation, and the relationship between your sister and brother. There are so many millions of names, it is bizarre they have made this their hill to die on. If your sister planned to never have another baby that would change things too but it sounds like that’s not the case.
     
  13. Babybump87

    Babybump87 Mummy to 2 Princess and 1 Prince

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    Sister was heartbroken !

    Nothing at all to respect or honour my niece . Just they like the name that’s basically it.

    Sister and her husband would like to have more kids but it’s just not happened yet and obviously wants to use that name !

    Yeah they went toe to toe over this! But brother has backed down slightly and dropped the middle name but still sticking with the first name, because they had it in mind for their first born but didn’t tell anyone as they had a boy.

    Sister has already said she will still use the name regardless .

    I dunno families. !
     

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