How close do you have to be to someone before one of their children's names is off limits?
In a church of 500 people, is it acceptable to use a name someone else used if you have never met the family that used it? Does it change your answer to know the babies will be only about a year apart and will grow up in the same classes even if the parents never speak?
I just today found out that one of the newer babies at church has our #1 boy name. I know who the family is, sort of. But we've never spoken. They are really into music ministries and all my ministries are kid-related so our paths don't cross. If we use the name, it's bound to be said "That's the ____'s baby's name." Is it acceptable to say "Who? I don't know them?" And change the subject?