OH and I aren't really discussing names until we know the sex (which is still a bit away), but I was wondering what kind of name use etiquette you follow? As in, what names are ok with you to use and which ones make you a bit uncomfortable? A friend's or friend's partners name? A current co-worker? A past co-worker? An old pet? (Presuming it isn't Fido or Whiskers ) A relative- like a cousin or aunt/uncle by marriage? Or even more distant? A relative like a grandparent or parent? Does living or dead matter to you? Friend's kids names? Ex- bf/gf/partners? Of course it depends on if you like the name, but imagine a name you like and if it was in each of those situations. Personally I feel a little funny about old co-worker names, but with no good reason. Current co-worker names seem right out to me, but old pet seems ok. Some of my more long distance friend's kids and friend's names seem acceptable, but ones I saw all the time wouldn't be. Distant relatives seem ok, but closer ones...I just don't like the idea. If we came up with a name and OH said, oh, that was my ex-gf's name I don't actually think I'd be bothered unless he was. Same with any ex-bf names on my end. Has anyone been in a situation where they liked a name but felt uncomfortable using it because of it's connection? There's no rhyme reason or logic to the feelings I think, but I am curious what other people think.