I wondered what your opinions are on this.
I will be having my first baby shortly. We do not know the sex and my husband and I have come up with a short list of baby girl and boy names. On our boys list we have [name]George[/name] [name]Alexander[/name] [name]Holmes[/name] and [name]Tobias[/name] [name]Victor[/name] [name]Holmes[/name]. We only recently started thinking about names but it has taken ages of searching to find two that we both like. My husband prefers [name]George[/name] and I prefer [name]Toby[/name]. It has been very difficult to come up with names as both my husband and I have very large but close families and so most good names were already taken. We wanted something that no-one else had and that sounded good with our surname,
Anyway, I told my closest friend our short lists, she liked the names but said “Oh you can’t use [name]George[/name] - that name is reserved for when I have a baby - after my dad.”
My friend is not planning on having children for a long time (at least 5 years) but now I’m upset that I cannot use this name. [name]Even[/name] if we used [name]Toby[/name] for this baby the plan would be to use [name]George[/name] if we had another boy. However I really wouldn’t want to upset my friend by taking the name that she obviously has always wanted (being her Dad’s name) when we’ve only recently fallen for it.
What are everyone’s opinions on this. Is it OK to ‘bagsy’ a name?