If you’ve picked out your future children’s names before they’re born, you’re definitely not alone.
But what do you do if someone you know has taken the moniker you so carefully carved out for your child?
Well, most of us would probably find a new one or just keep the name, depending on how often we see the other baby.One woman, however, was so adamant that she wanted to name her child Tillie, she was willing to fight for it.
The pregnant woman messaged her pal, whose dog had the same name, asking her to change it.
Bizarrely, the mum-of-four went ballistic as the pet owner said no. Apparently, she was determined not to name her newborn after a dog.The text exchange between the two women who met at a christening was shared on Twitter. In it, the pregnant mum said: ‘We want to name her Tillie but it’s come to my attention you have a dog named Tilly. I’d really appreciate you changing your dog’s name.
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‘Obviously, you understand my daughter can’t have the same name as a dog.’The recipient, a woman named Jennay replied: ‘Hey mate, I don’t think it’s necessary to change my Tilly’s name.
‘I don’t think you’ll ever see her and I don’t think anyone will notice they’ve got the same name anyway.’
While most of us may have left it at that, the mum continued: ‘You don’t have children, you’ll never understand how a mother can love and just want the best for this perfect little person.
‘I’m honestly shocked you’re being so heartless and unreasonable. This is going to impact her life and potentially ruin her confidence.
‘Can you even imagine growing up having the same name as a mutt?’
Not ending there, the mum – perhaps hormonal – made it even more personal.
She added: ‘You have callously put me in a terrible position.
‘You are a piece of work and don’t deserve your good family. You are ruining a baby’s life.’Jennay understandably ended the conversation there.
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Of course, the mum did not. She replied: ‘No, f*** you. You’re a disgrace. Please reconsider.’
In case she no longer wants to name her child after a mutt, here are some popular cat names she should probably avoid too.