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Since I was a little girl, I have had the name picked out for my first child. It’s a combination between my favorite name, my middle name, and favorite artist. My sister is getting a dog and wantsCONT

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You definitely have the right to feel upset. If I were in your shoes I’d have a conversation about it, but less of a “how could you?!?” and more of a “This name really means a lot to me and I’d appreciate if you didn’t use it for a pet.” I would not recommend an ultimatum. It’s not worth tearing apart a sister relationship over a name. If your sister isn’t mature enough to recognize that, you may have to be.

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That’s a good line. I will try that - thank you!

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Is your husband onboard with the name? Assuming it’s same sex as the dog? If so I would bring up with her and request that she change. If you’re going to have to do some compromising anyways then may just mention that it’s a pretty shitty thing to do

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Not dramatic. Tell her no

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Your sister sucks. Why did she pick that name? And why would she name a dog that?

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She sucks. That’s really rude to steal your name. Especially because it sounds like a unique choice and has meaning to you. So curious in the name now though!!

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To name her dog the same name. Is it dramatic that I’m upset about it? I’ve had this picked my entire life and everyone knows it.

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Just give them the same name.

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Out of curiosity, what’s the name?

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KPMG2, I think you missed the joke...

Look, name your kid whatever your want to name your kid. I promise you the name will stick with your kid and not the pet. Also per’s life expectancy is much shorter, so you won’t have this problem for long.

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The dog will probably die before your future kid is old enough to realize he or she has the same name

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Lol

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Helpful!

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If its a combination of three names, it sounds "invented". Is your sister by coincidence just as creative or did you tell her about this name?

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I would be upset too!!! But also please please tell us the name!!!???? The suspense is too much for a Thursday! Would you reveal on DM!!???

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Are you pregnant?

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If it’s any consolation, by the time your kid is a pre-teen, that dog is going to be gone.

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You don’t own the name. She wants to be stupid, let her. Who cares?

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Sounds like something my sister would do. Sisters are the worst amirite 🙌 but in all serious, not cool of her and agree with addressing it in a serious but rational way instead of accusatory and emotional (which would be my natural reaction)

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My cousin named her daughter the same name as her brothers dog. Dog was named first, then daughter. We all thought it was super weird but honestly 8 years later no one ever talks about the dog and the daughters name is normal. Your sister seems to be unreasonable about this which sucks, but just know that your kid will trump the dog in the long run!

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Yea it’s kind of annoying. But like others are saying, once you have the baby, the name will belong to the baby and it’ll just be annoying for your sister who will constantly have to clarify “(name), the dog” when talking about her dog. I assume the name is gender neutral if you know you’re naming your baby that before you’re pregnant? Also, what’s the name OP!???

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I would be upset. She knows that it's a name that you've been talking about for years. If she doesynt specifically know that you planned to use it for your first child, then maybe once she knows that will be the end of this. The thing that gets me is that it's somewhat derived from your middle name and you're the one who came up with it. If it was a common name or if you came up with it together, they might be a different story.

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Find comfort knowing your child will live longer than the pet so ultimately he/she will carry the name legacy! If you want to be real childish, you can get a hamster and name it your sister’s name 🤣

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Did she share the name yet??

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OP, can I dm you? Really curious about the name

If you already have a favorite name, why can’t you just use that?

The name is probably something really basic like Mary or Brittany. Like get over yourself OP

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