Out Of All The Names

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angie - November 12

out of all the names in the world my husbands brother and his wife recently had a baby and named there daughter madison the same freakin name that we used for our daughter.am i over reacting or is it so common for people to add the same name to the family.

 

Thought about it - November 12

Maybe they just like the name, and you using it reminded them of how much they like it. That happened with my husband and me.His sis' named her baby Ethan, so I thought about using it as a middle name because it would go really good with the first name we've chosen. But I don't want to be a copycat, and appear to have no imagination, so I'm not going to use it.

 

angie - November 12

i dont know,i just dont like it because both of these kids have the same first and last name.his parents have two grandkids with the same name now.they could have chosen a different name.my girl is 9mos and theres is 4mos.maybe i am overreacting.it just really bugs me.

 

Nicole - November 12

I agree with you Angie. There are plenty of names out there that they could have used I'm sure that they could have found one that they liked. As far as I know its not common, my husbands parents went through the same thing when my hubby was born they had his name picked out and his cousin was born the week before my hubby was and they took his name so my hubbys parents had to swap is first with his middle. I would be floored if my hubbys brother or even my brother did that to me have you confronted them?

 

angie - November 12

no but it has crossed my mind.im very unhappy about it but theres nothing i can do.but if i knew they were going to use the same name we used then i would have picked a different name.they never even said anything to me about them wanting to use that same name.i just feel betrayed in a sense.maybe i am wrong who knows,im just still in shock about it.i mean were not that close to his brother and wife but were around them enough for them to know our daughters name.they even came to hospital when i had madison and then turned around and stole her name.

 

shelly - November 13

you should try to ask them in a casual way...."why did you choose the name Madison anyway" or have your husband do it, for the fact that he is family, try to get some understanding of why they did it. I mean you cant do anything about it now, so you dont want them to hate you for asking in the wrong way. But i agree with you, why would someone do that? I dont think its common, maybe family thats not to close might do such a thing. im just confussed, i would like to know as well.

 

HH - November 13

I would never have done it if I were the second one to have a baby, But I guess they were just stuck on that name. mY sister-in-law named her baby the same exact first and middle name as my brother's ex's baby (not his!) I tried to talk her out of it. Maybe the Madisons will grow to love having the same name. It is pretty weird to have the same first AND last name!

 

angie - November 13

thanks everyone im glad im not just overreacting.i was still pregnant when she found out she was pregnant so she had plenty of time to say if she was having a girl that she wanted to name her baby madison.but instead she never said a word,and i had to ask my mother in law what they named there baby,i was in shock when she said madison.its awkward being around them hearing them call there daughter madison when our daughter had that name first.millions of names out there.and my husband aint to thrilled about it either.i told him i feel like changing our daughters name.we are having another baby in march and if that woman gets pregnant again and has another girl she best not name that baby chloe(because thats what our new babys name is going to be.)

 

shelly - November 13

lol, best of luck with the new baby and her name. Throw in some jokes when your around them about the new baby and them not taking that name too.

 

angie - November 13

not a bad idea.

 

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