My first daughter, [name]Elizabeth[/name], was born almost 8 months ago. She is the 6th of 7 grandbabies on my husband’s side. My sister-in-law just had her 4th baby, a girl, last weekend. The name chosen for the new baby: [name]Elsie[/name]. I wish I could say that I was happy about his, or honored that they would choose that name, but I am furious that they chose a name that is essentially the exact name I gave my daughter. These two girls are the closest cousins in age, and will almost always be associated together in the family and compared in terms of development and accomplishments (which is already happening with 2 older cousins in the family). I hoped that they wouldn’t be compared in name, as well.
I think I am most upset because she had made it very clear that she had “claimed” her first 3 kids’ names and any variations on them. For instance, her oldest is [name]Katie[/name] (full first name), and no one could use [name]Katherine[/name]/[name]Catherine[/name]/[name]Kathy[/name]. She and her husband are the kind of people who do whatever they want whenever they want, so I shouldn’t take this personally, but I’m having trouble letting this one go.
Anyone have any advice or a kick-in-the-backside for me?