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10th May 2024

‘I stole my friend’s baby’s name and now she’s ignoring me’


Stealing someone’s baby name is pretty bad

Choosing the right name for your child is a big decision, as it is one that they will have to live with for the rest of their life.

It’s a decision where emotions run high and often the names that are chosen have some sort of sentimental attachment, so they can be hard to let go of when you’ve put your mind to it.

One pregnant woman recently took to Reddit to ask other parents if she should pick a new name for her unborn daughter as her friend has accused her of stealing her daughter’s name.

The woman, who did not give her name, said that she recently decided she was going to call her baby Nora.

She explained that it was a name close to her heart as it had belonged to a woman that she had seen as a surrogate grandmother.

Since the woman’s passing, she always had it in the back of her mind that she would call a little girl Nora if she had one, but she didn’t foresee her friend taking issue with it;

“Her youngest is called Norah (like Norah Jones, all her kids have musician names) and she feels it’s not ok that the two girls would have similar names. Honestly, I didn’t even think of that. There were three Sophies in my class – it’s not the end of the world”.

She went on to say that her friend was annoyed that she was taken ‘her name’ and said that she should have been consulted.

The expectant mum on the other hand doesn’t see it that way and has told her friend, “Sorry but this will be my daughter’s name.”

While most agreed on Reddit with the expectant mum and told her she should stick to her guns and name her daughter Nora, others didn’t think it was worth ruining her friendship for.

What do you think? Should she change the name she’s chosen or is her friend acting entitled?