Ugh!! My cousin just used MY name on her new baby girl! Now what!!!

A few weeks ago I posted a thread about the name [name_u]Avery[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m] for our baby boy. After the positive feedback and sitting on the name for a few weeks we really started to [name_f]LOVE[/name_f] the name and thought it was IT. Now my cousin just had a baby girl on [name_m]Saturday[/name_m] and named her [name_u]Avery[/name_u]! (In her defense, we never talked about names…didn’t think it was going to be an issue since we were having different genders.) So now what do we do??? We have had the hardest time coming up with a name and now I’m devastated!!
My husband likes the name [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] but I think it’s too popular. I did agree to use it for a middle name if it ends up flowing with a first. We also kinda like [name_u]Casey[/name_u] but I’m still not sold. We tend to lean more towards 2 syllable, country/cowboy names. I’m literally in tears overhere…please help, we only have 1 month to go!!!

Oh no. :frowning: Let’s see about finding you some more names you can love. Here’s a big list of names that you might like.

[name_u]August[/name_u]
[name_u]Bailey[/name_u]
[name_m]Brody[/name_m]
[name_u]Calder[/name_u]
[name_u]Cassidy[/name_u]
[name_u]Clancy[/name_u]
[name_u]Cody[/name_u]
[name_u]Colby[/name_u]
[name_m]Cole[/name_m]
[name_m]Colter[/name_m]
[name_m]Colton[/name_m]
[name_u]Corey[/name_u]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m]
[name_u]Darby[/name_u]
[name_m]Desmond[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_m]Garrett[/name_m]
[name_m]Gideon[/name_m]
[name_m]Harlan[/name_m]
[name_m]Hoyt[/name_m]
[name_m]Jasper[/name_m]
[name_m]Jethro[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m]
[name_m]Kendrick[/name_m]
[name_u]Leland[/name_u]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_m]Liam[/name_m]
[name_u]Logan[/name_u]
[name_m]Lorcan[/name_m]
[name_u]Lyle[/name_u]
[name_u]Madigan[/name_u]
[name_m]Malcolm[/name_m]
[name_u]Merle[/name_u]
[name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_m]Oswin[/name_m]
[name_u]Riley[/name_u]
[name_m]Russell[/name_m]
[name_m]Ryder[/name_m]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_m]Soren[/name_m]
[name_m]Stellan[/name_m]
[name_m]Theron[/name_m]
[name_m]Thurlow[/name_m]
[name_u]Tierney[/name_u]
[name_m]Tobiah[/name_m]
Truett
[name_u]Wade[/name_u]
[name_m]Walden[/name_m]
[name_u]Walker[/name_u]
[name_m]Ward[/name_m]
[name_m]Wayland[/name_m]
[name_u]Wendell[/name_u]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m]
[name_m]Wilder[/name_m]
[name_m]Wiley[/name_m]
[name_m]Woodrow[/name_m]
[name_m]Wyatt[/name_m]

Oh, no! :frowning: What are the odds? I’m sorry, I feel for you completely! If I thought I would be getting a little [name_u]Avery[/name_u], I would be in tears, too. :frowning: It’s so handsome. I’m not even sure what to suggest; I just had to say I feel with you! I like the suggestion of [name_u]Bailey[/name_u]–it’s the one other unisex name I love, and I think a cowboy would wear it pretty well. What about:

[name_m]Zane[/name_m]
[name_m]Grayson[/name_m]
[name_m]Louie[/name_m]/[name_m]Louis[/name_m]/[name_m]Lewis[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m] (or [name_m]Hank[/name_m]?)
[name_u]Kieran[/name_u]
[name_u]Seth[/name_u]
[name_m]Nicholas[/name_m]
[name_m]Wyatt[/name_m]
[name_u]Ashton[/name_u]/[name_u]Ash[/name_u]
[name_m]Lucas[/name_m]/[name_m]Luke[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m]

Good luck!

What a horrid coincidence!

Some close-sounding alternative names:
[name_u]Haven[/name_u], [name_u]Hayden[/name_u], [name_u]Braydon[/name_u], [name_m]Grayson[/name_m], [name_u]Aidan[/name_u].

A few other suggestions:
[name_u]Logan[/name_u]
[name_u]Chase[/name_u]
[name_m]Gage[/name_m]
[name_m]Caine[/name_m]
[name_u]Jameson[/name_u] (I like this one as an alternative to the super popular [name_m]Jackson[/name_m])
[name_m]Trey[/name_m]
[name_u]Shane[/name_u]
[name_m]Abraham[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonah[/name_m]
[name_m]Donovan[/name_m]
[name_u]Cameron[/name_u]
[name_m]Augustus[/name_m]
[name_m]Austin[/name_m]
[name_m]Alexander[/name_m]/[name_m]Zander[/name_m]
[name_m]Zayne[/name_m]
[name_m]Damian[/name_m]
[name_m]Adrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Henry[/name_m]
[name_m]Broderick[/name_m]
[name_u]Everett[/name_u]
[name_u]Ellery[/name_u]
[name_u]Evan[/name_u]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_m]Jacoby[/name_m]
[name_m]Julian[/name_m]
[name_m]Remington[/name_m]
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m]
[name_m]Zevon[/name_m]
Colson
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]
[name_m]Christopher[/name_m]
[name_m]Maverick[/name_m]
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_u]Hunter[/name_u]

These are the names that come to mind when I think of country/cowboy:

[name_u]Morgan[/name_u]
[name_m]Liam[/name_m]
[name_m]Wyatt[/name_m]
[name_u]Carter[/name_u]
[name_m]Brody[/name_m]
[name_m]Grayson[/name_m]
[name_m]Ryker[/name_m]
[name_m]William[/name_m]
[name_u]Walker[/name_u]
[name_u]Addison[/name_u]
[name_u]Emmett[/name_u]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_u]Cade[/name_u]
[name_u]Emerson[/name_u]
[name_u]Emory[/name_u]/[name_u]Emery[/name_u]

Sorry for any repeats, I didn’t read the previous replies :wink:

I’m so sorry that this happened! There is a reason for it though, so don’t fret. You will find a name to fit your little boy and realize it was meant to be. I do love [name_u]Casey[/name_u]! I think [name_u]Casey[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] or [name_u]Casey[/name_u] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m] are both amazing! Have you thought of [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m] as a fn? I love it too! You definately have great taste. :slight_smile: Here are a few more that fit your similar features.

[name_u]Dylan[/name_u]
[name_u]Jesse[/name_u]
[name_m]Colt[/name_m]/[name_m]Colton[/name_m]
[name_m]Brandon[/name_m]
[name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_m]Gunnar[/name_m]
[name_m]Kord[/name_m]
[name_m]Maverick[/name_m]
[name_m]Foley[/name_m]
[name_m]Ryder[/name_m]
[name_m]Levi[/name_m]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_m]Julian[/name_m]
[name_m]Angus[/name_m]
[name_m]Locke[/name_m]
[name_u]Dean[/name_u]
[name_u]Colby[/name_u]

[name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_u]Aubrey[/name_u] or [name_u]Auden[/name_u]/ Auben?

I think [name_u]Casey[/name_u] is ok… I prefer it on a girl though to be honest.
What about [name_m]Sutter[/name_m]? I totally think cowboy when I hear that.
Also:
[name_m]Decker[/name_m]
[name_m]Wyatt[/name_m]
[name_m]Rider[/name_m]
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u]
[name_u]Sawyer[/name_u]
[name_u]Tristan[/name_u]
[name_m]Langston[/name_m]
[name_m]Landon[/name_m]
[name_m]Tanner[/name_m]

Also, I feel like I should say that if you truly love [name_u]Avery[/name_u] and you find nothing else that does it for you, I still think you have every right to use it. [name_m]How[/name_m] often would you and your cousins child be together? [name_m]Will[/name_m] they be in the same school district? If not; then I think [name_u]Avery[/name_u] is still totally acceptable for you to use.

Best of luck, keep your head up, your baby boy will be perfect and you will find the perfect name :slight_smile:

[QUOTE=bananie21;2093522]I’m so sorry that this happened! There is a reason for it though, so don’t fret. You will find a name to fit your little boy and realize it was meant to be. I do love [name_u]Casey[/name_u]! I think [name_u]Casey[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] or [name_u]Casey[/name_u] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m] are both amazing! Have you thought of [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m] as a fn? I love it too! You definately have great taste. :slight_smile:

[name_m]Mitchell[/name_m] is actually our last name!! Which works well with our naming style. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!! I’m doing my best to work through this!

They won’t be in the same schools but I just feel strange naming a boy and a girl from the same family the same name when they will only be a month apart :frowning:

I really like the pp suggestiom or [name_u]Calder[/name_u], [name_u]Sullivan[/name_u], and [name_m]Brody[/name_m]. I’m so sorry that’s awful!!!
[name_m]Brody[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_u]Calder[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_u]Sullivan[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m] (my fave [name_u]Sully[/name_u] is so cute!)

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I really like [name_u]Casey[/name_u]. Some other names you might like:
[name_m]William[/name_m] ([name_m]Will[/name_m])
[name_m]Samuel[/name_m]
[name_u]Jesse[/name_u]
[name_m]Landon[/name_m]
[name_u]Dean[/name_u]
[name_m]Peter[/name_m]
[name_m]Joel[/name_m]
[name_u]Perry[/name_u]
[name_m]Miles[/name_m] or [name_m]Niles[/name_m]
[name_m]Marcus[/name_m]
[name_u]Max[/name_u]
[name_m]Eli[/name_m]
[name_m]Brock[/name_m]
[name_u]Brady[/name_u]
[name_u]Mason[/name_u]
[name_m]Tucker[/name_m]
[name_u]Dusty[/name_u]
[name_m]Luke[/name_m] or [name_m]Duke[/name_m]
[name_u]Finn[/name_u]
[name_m]Hayes[/name_m]
[name_m]Griffin[/name_m]
and [name_m]Abner[/name_m]
I hope everyrhing works out!:grin:

I don’t know if this will make you feel better, but check out the chart on the unisex names page: Gender Neutral Names - Top 300 Unisex Baby Names | Nameberry

[name_u]Avery[/name_u] is now 81 percent female and becoming more so all the time. I know this does not bother some people and that’s great, but since you wanted a cowboy name, you might prefer a name that’s a bit more masculine. And as you say, having a girl cousin with the same name could only make things more awkward.

People have suggested a lot of great names. Doing a search through all the names on the unisex page might lead you to something interesting. [name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_u]Everett[/name_u]?

I’m sorry, but I do think [name_u]Casey[/name_u] is a bit off its peak. Check out the chart: Casey for a boy or a girl | Nameberry

It is sad now but I promise you will find THE [name_f]ONE[/name_f]…We will help you! What names have you liked so far…(To give us a feeling what you are after).
[name_m]Isaac[/name_m] ([name_m]Ike[/name_m] or [name_m]Zac[/name_m]) [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Colten[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Brooks[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Wyatt[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_u]Blake[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Cole[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m] (I love [name_m]Cole[/name_m] it is so simple and so lovely)
[name_u]Avi[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Ryder[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_u]Reid[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Wesley[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Asher[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_u]Hollis[/name_u] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Griffin[/name_m] [name_m]Jackson[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]

Oh no… My 2nd baby boys name is [name_u]Avery[/name_u] and I absolutley adore and love that name. I know what it feels like for somebody using THE name you were going to use. Our third babys name was going to be [name_u]Finn[/name_u], but my husband`s boss used it for his baby. Anyway… how about…

[name_m]Weston[/name_m]
[name_m]Brody[/name_m]
[name_u]Bailey[/name_u]
[name_u]Bentley[/name_u]
[name_m]Kaden[/name_m]
[name_m]Grayson[/name_m]
[name_u]Jordan[/name_u]
[name_u]Max[/name_u]
[name_m]Theodore[/name_m]
[name_m]Becker[/name_m]
[name_m]Landon[/name_m]
[name_m]Tanner[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_u]Payton[/name_u]
[name_u]Jayden[/name_u]

good luck!!!

You seem to like softer, western, stylish names for boys. [name_m]How[/name_m] about:

[name_u]Jameson[/name_u]
[name_u]Jude[/name_u]
[name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_u]Emery[/name_u]
[name_u]Aubry[/name_u]
[name_u]Aspen[/name_u]
[name_u]Seth[/name_u]
[name_m]Westley[/name_m]

I think you will find something!

My suggestion is [name_u]Bryce[/name_u] (for some reason I always associate it with [name_u]Avery[/name_u], I’m not sure why!) although I second suggestions of [name_m]Wyatt[/name_m] and [name_u]Kieran[/name_u].

Oh that’s awful. :frowning:

A few suggestis:
[name_m]Autry[/name_m]
[name_u]Campbell[/name_u]
[name_m]Colton[/name_m]
[name_u]Keaton[/name_u]
[name_u]Dane[/name_u]
[name_m]Garrett[/name_m]
[name_u]Owen[/name_u]
[name_m]Ross[/name_m]
[name_u]Leslie[/name_u]
[name_u]Reid[/name_u]
[name_u]Neil[/name_u]
[name_m]Westley[/name_m]
[name_m]Andrew[/name_m]
[name_u]Brett[/name_u]
[name_m]Ezra[/name_m]
[name_m]Collin[/name_m]
[name_u]Parker[/name_u]
[name_u]Grady[/name_u]
[name_m]Adrian[/name_m]
[name_m]Miles[/name_m]
[name_m]Crawford[/name_m]
[name_m]Bennett[/name_m]
[name_u]Hayden[/name_u]
[name_u]Sloane[/name_u]
[name_u]Blake[/name_u]
[name_m]Kenton[/name_m]
[name_u]Hollis[/name_u]
[name_m]Sutter[/name_m]
[name_u]Sutton[/name_u]
[name_m]Cormac[/name_m]
[name_u]Walker[/name_u]
[name_u]Seth[/name_u]
[name_m]Tanner[/name_m]
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_m]Teague[/name_m]
[name_u]Alton[/name_u]
[name_m]Ford[/name_m]
[name_m]Aaron[/name_m]
[name_u]Leighton[/name_u]

Good luck! I’m sure you will find ‘it.’ :slight_smile: