Ask the Name Lady

I'm Not a Name Thief! (Right?)

... told me he had fallen in love with a particular baby name. As it happens, this name is one that my husband and I had considered for our first baby, and now ...

My Car Stole My Sister's Baby Name!

My sister has loved the name Mia since she was a child. When I turned 16 I was given her old car and decided to name the car Mia, naively thinking that I knew my sister would like it. She was ... the car going to overshadow Mia the baby? - Guilty Name Thief Good heavens, our most cherished baby names are under assault from ...

I Don't Want To Be a Name Thief!

... her father. It just so happens that it's also my father's name, and I've always loved it. I know that there are always people posting on ... mother's, and grandmother's.) - Hopefully Not a Thief Like many emotional "crimes," name thievery is a highly ...

Who's the Name Thief?

... my husband's sister had dreamed of a son with this name since she was a teenager, but didn’t bring it up until he was a few ... things have turned sour. Please help! - Who’s the Thief? Let’s go back to the start of this tale. Almost a decade ...

Am I a Name Thief?

... Last year, my niece named her son Tyler, which is the only name my husband and I can agree on for a boy. Now we're expecting a boy, and my ... think you might be a If you think you might be a name thief, you are probably right. Don't do it. Name Lady is right - the ...

I'm the Victim of a Baby Name Thief!

I had a baby name picked out for about ten years. I made the mistake of telling someone about it, and then they took the name and used it: not just the first name, but the first AND middle name I ... to waste. There could be several reasons that the name thief felt comfortable in stealing the name. I had a name picked out when I ...