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March 18th, 2013, 07:34 AM
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I never really thought about anyone stealing my name, lol. I think I would be honored if someone chose to use it. My name is shared. My first name is Jamie and my middle name is Shalon (shall-un). My aunt named her daughter Shalon when she had her a few years after I was born. I think it is kind of cool.
My SIL told me after I had Tristen that she wanted to name her son LaTristen if she ever had a boy. Kinda glad I used Tristen then because LaTristen sounds like a girl to me, lol.
She has since lost a baby and they named him Robert Miles. I would never think of using that name since it has such special meaning to them. They have also talked about using the name Talon for a boy. I LOVE the name, but to me they deserve to have that name to themselves after what they went through.
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March 18th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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I don't really care if anyone used names I already used or had picked, if I like it I'll pick it. When I was thinking of names for my daughter I mentioned to a girl I used to talk with online a lot that I was really leaning towards Bayleigh Madeline. She was pregnant and due before me, her daughter ended up being named Bryleigh Madison. Seems pretty close to me But oh well I still used my name.
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March 18th, 2013, 12:55 PM
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You could call him Benji. I have a soft spot for that nn. I love Bennet. I just learned that my cousin is going to name her boy Bennet, but I've only seen her once in the last 8 years and she lives on the other side of the country. So honestly, it wouldn't be an issue. But we're both cool like that. Haha. She told me this weekend that she will have a kid named Kelsey, both after me and her DH's brother. I thought that was awesome.

IMHO, I think it's so petty to pull the "stealing" card. When we were naming Oliver, we chose Michael for his middle name because that's my dad's name. My SIL threw the biggest b!tch fit EVER because she should be able to use the name, not me. I honestly didn't see the problem with both of us using it considering 3 kids in my family have that as a middle name. In the end, my brother didn't even want to use the name, he wanted to use his name as the middle name. It was so dumb! I would have used the name no matter what.

My younger sister is pregnant right now and she keeps telling me that I "stole" all the good names. That confuses me because this is her first, so I really couldn't have "stole" anything anyways!

I really like the name Ash for a boy. My SIL's DD's name is Ashley, I'm pretty sure she would throw an equally huge b!tch fit as the last if I were to use that name. Haha! I might just do that out of spite.

Seriously, though, if you like the name, use it. If they feel it's been stolen, they can deal with it.
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