A woman whose sister stole her long-planned baby name says her sibling is now furious after it resulted in their children now having the same first, middle and last names.
She explained that she had picked out a first and middle name for her potential future daughter years ago, both of which were very meaningful to her.
The first name was chosen in honour of a childhood friend who died when she was a teenager, and the middle name also held significance as it referenced an important event in her life.
Before she became pregnant, she shared the name she wanted to use with her sister, who complimented how it sounded and the two didn’t speak about it again.
However, when her sister gave birth five months ago she revealed she had used both the first and middle name for her own daughter.
The woman said she was “a little annoyed” that she had stolen the names but “wasn’t going to let it stop me from using the name”.
When she gave birth to her own little girl recently, she stuck with her plan to use the name and – with both her and her sister keeping their maiden name – the two cousins have an identical first, middle and last name.
“Now she’s annoyed I used the name too,” she said. “She told me it was weird that I would use it.
“I told her I wasn’t going to change the name I had wanted for a long time, that had a deep meaning for me, just because she decided to use it after I told her the name.
“She said as the first one to have a baby she got dibs. I told her to get over it and it was a name anyone could use.”
After asking if she had been in the wrong to stick with her name choice, others said the blame lied solely with her sister.
One commented on Reddit: “She’s the a**hole on this. In fact she’s a double the a**hole, once for using the name you told her, twice for giving you s*** and saying she named first so she had dibs.”
A second said: “You chose it first and she knew that. If she didn’t want it to be weird and she knew that’s the name you would go with, she shouldn’t have used it.”
Another added: “Who the hell calls ‘dibs’ on a name they stole from someone else??”