I want to name my daughter the same name as my first cousin

At my 20 week scan I find out I'm having a girl but no one else knows except my husband and only one of my cousin . I decided to name my baby girl girl "Aliza." My husband agreed . But my aunty had her daughter before mines and her husband named their daughter Aliza . I still love this name but I haven't told my aunty because none of them know what I'm having except my cousin ( who is like a sister to me.) My cousin said I can still name my daughter the same name because my sister named her daughter and son the same names as our cousins . I don't know if I should or not . I did kind of hint it to my aunty saying that " my hubby loved that name and said if we have a daughter then we will name her Aliza ." My aunty replied back saying " there are loads of nice names . " I think she would mind from inside but couldn't really say anything as my nephew and her son share the same name . The age difference between her daughter and mines would be just above 3 months . Do you think I should still go ahead and name my daughter Aliza too ? Is it a good idea ? We only meet up on special occasions like eid or a family wedding . In advance thank you

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  • It's your baby call her what you like. Stuff everyone else. When I found out I was having a boy thr first time I had chosen a girls name incase he was a girl. My cousin got pregnant n I told her how much the girls name of chose meant to me as it's a name my gran who passed away liked. So before her scan she decided if it was a girl she would have my name for a girl hyphenated will another n i even tried hinting that I still wanted that name for when we had a girl but no joy she was addiment. I was so happy when she found out it was a boy lol. I had a girl after that and named her the name I'd been waiting for. I don't think I'd care now if someone close to me called their kid that too the name meant something to me it wasn't just a name. If you love the name aliza keep it just say to your aunt that you had chosen that name already before her child was born n no other name was as perfect. Like you said you don't see them often anyway!

  • Thank you yeah I will keep it . I loved that name before her baby was even born . I will tell my aunty my hubby decided to name the baby that Aliza too . As I told her a lie that I don't like the name Aliza so that they don't name my cousin Aliza but they still decided to go ahead and name her Aliza

  • Hi,

    Hope you're well. I think it's your daughter, so you should name her what ever you want to name her. If others are disapproving of your name, that is their problem! I hope you can decide on a beautiful name soon!

    Good luck with everything. 😃

  • Thank u I really luv tat name x

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