**Disclaimer: this post does not mean I am preggers. It is not meant to offend anyone - just to gain clarification. I want to hear your opinion so please share it!
Ever since I was about 12 I would pick my favorite boy and girl names for the kids I would someday have. I would then pair them with my current crush's last name to make sure they went together. I know I wasn't the only one who did this...admit it...you did too.
So now that I'm an adult (a term used loosely), I talk about baby names all the time - not for me but for my friends who are having babies. A topic we keep talking about is "calling a name".
What are your thoughts? Can you justify being mad about someone stealing you future baby's name?
Because these are mine:
I "know" the names I want to use but they aren't by any means mine. I don't think its fair to call a name - because really - does it matter?
Say I love the name...Madison (a name I will in fact be using someday), and one of my besties knows I love the name but then chooses to use it - I wouldn't be mad. Sure - it's my name and I would want people to know that I hadn't copied her - but really - as close as me and the friend may or may not be it isn't a big deal. Our kids won't have the same last name, go to the same schools, or be in the same ward most likely so why does it matter?
Sure when we get together it might be a little weird having two Madison's around but that's it.
Oh and don't worry because there are more than a million Madison's in the world so why does it matter?
I have a couple of friends that have gone through situations like this where someone starts a fight of the name of the unborn - in one case over the name she someday wanted to use as she was not preggers at the time of the fight.
And I just don't get it.
What's the big deal? What do you think?