Many years ago I vaugly remember a woman who at that time was a close friend saying she wanted to name her someday son her maiden name. She has one daughter but no sons yet. She has not used the name.
Now I am having a girl and would like to name our daughter this name. It would be unusual on a girl, although the name itself is not unusual.
Sadly, I am no longer friends with this woman. We have some mutual friends and are “facebook” friends. But we have had no contact for 5 years and a somewhat of a bitter friendship breakup.
My husband and I really love this name. As we are no longer friends and our kids will never meet, it seems ok to use the name. Also, it is a fairly common last name (just not a common first one), so it’s not like she made up a name which I stole. And I have no idea if she would still name a hypothetical future son this name, as she expressed this desire 7 years ago.
Is it ok to name my daughter this name? I feel guilty but can’t decide if this is wrong.