I have a dilemma I wanted your advice on. I have six daughters, three of whom you lovely ladies helped me name when they were born earlier this year. My husband’s brother’s wife (our sister in law) is due with her first, a girl, in [name]December[/name]. We do not live near to each other, in fact in different countries, and see each other perhaps once/twice a year. My brother in law, her husband, has told my husband that his wife wants to name their daughter [name]Clementine[/name] which is, in fact, one of my daughter’s names. She has not mentioned this to me but according to him, she has always loved the name and is set on using it. Admittedly, we do not know each other very well simply because of the distance issue and the fact that she and my brother in law have only been together for 2 1/2 years.
I’m really upset about this, hormones making it worse, and just can’t see how she could do this. My poor husband feels caught in the middle and although he agrees that it perhaps isn’t “right” feels that the distance thing and the fact we see them very little means that it won’t be a major problem.
I just don’t know what to do and don’t feel close enough to her to say something yet can’t believe that she is going to go ahead and give her daughter the same name as one of mine. I feel like my little [name]Emme[/name] is sort of being done a dis service by me if I don’t say anything but I don’t want to cause any tension in the family or cause any problems.
Am I being unreasonable?
Sorry for such a long/jumbled post, I just feel really quite cross about this and have no idea what to do.
Many thanks for reading,