When is comes to stressful situations, choosing a baby’s name is right up there with putting together IKEA flatpack.
So imagine after finally coming up with both the first and middle names for your bub, your mate decides to use the names for his own baby, which is due before yours. Savage.
A dad-to-be has shared his predicament, after one of his best mates pinched his daughter’s name. Not just any friend – the man he’d chosen to be his future daughter’s godfather.
“My girlfriend became pregnant with my first daughter a few months back,” the expecting dad explained on reddit. “We were so happy because we both have wanted a daughter and thought for a long time about what to name her. We decided on a name which we both loved and wanted to keep it a secret. We decided to tell one of our mutual friends as he was to be the godfather of our daughter.”
Everything seemed pretty hunky dory. Until the dad-to-be discovered the other couple is also pregnant, and due a little earlier.
“He came forward and said that they were going to name her the same first and middle name that me and my girlfriend had come up with. His logic was that his daughter was going to be born first so he should have the name. Me and my girlfriend thought for days and weeks to come up with a name that was special to us and suited her. I politely asked him to please change the name as we had come up with it and had set a name far before him. He said that I was being unreasonable and that I was in the wrong.”
The confused future daddy says his mate has since told him that they are going ahead with using the name, and he’ll just have to find a different one, as he doesn’t want the girls to have the same names.
“We are no longer speaking and he is no longer a godfather. And it turns out we’re having twins. A boy and a girl.”
What would you do in this situation? Would you still use the names you fell in love with?