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20/03/2009, 08:28 PM
A work colleague had a little boy about 2 months ago and used a name that we were thinking of (no one knew that it was on our list as we were keeping names a secret). Do you think it is still okay to use the name if we have a boy?
20/03/2009, 08:31 PM
Yes definately, I would still use your name. At the end of the day it isn't really going to matter if someone's child from work has the same name as your child, all that matters is that you love the name.
Good luck with everything.
20/03/2009, 08:53 PM
Nobody owns a name, and although it might be confusing if it were your sibling's or best friend's child, colleagues aren't siblings or best friends.
mad madam mim
20/03/2009, 09:26 PM
yes still use it, dh and i used a name my best friend wanted to use if she had a boy next, she still plans on using it
20/03/2009, 09:47 PM
A colleague of mine just had a baby in January and has used the name that is our first preference for girls.
We're still going with it as we don't see them outside of work. If either of us quit tomorrow, we wouldn't see them again - so no issue.
Hope this helps
20/03/2009, 09:51 PM
Yes I would use it.
No one owns a name.
20/03/2009, 10:07 PM
off course you can still use it, no one said you couldn't do that after all no one owns a name, i could understand why you are hesitant but if you like the name then go ahead.
20/03/2009, 10:11 PM
Yes, I would still use it
I'd use it, given it is a colleague, not family.
DH's cousin has just named her DS the same as DS2..... now that p*ssed me off. His other cousin in the UK named their DS the same as DS1 (I was semi OK with this as they are in another country) WTF is wrong with his family
21/03/2009, 05:56 AM
We have a Lily.
My old boss had a Lily prior and I just loved the name. At the time I did 'ask' her if she minded, and she said she didn't have rights to the name, and to use it.
It was quite cute recently when we all caught up and we had big Lily and Little Lily!
21/03/2009, 07:10 AM
Of course. My second child shares a name with
* a child from my older one's swimming class
* one of my friends from book group also has a child with the same name
when we are with either of them they become Big J and little J
21/03/2009, 12:41 PM
I'd definitely do it, it is only a colleague, not a relative etc.
21/03/2009, 01:05 PM
When pregnant a work colleague had picked my DS' name for a boy and my DD's if it was a girl.
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