Hi March moms! I know I have been totally MIA this entire time. I'm a terrible board member. But I have a dilemma and would like some opinions.
Back in November when we found out we were having a boy, DH came up with the name Ronin. It was very high on our list, although Isaac has been at the top of the list all along. The closer we get to delivery, the more we agree that Isaac is not perfect... so we're still keeping our options open.
Now my sister--whose baby is due in July--found out she is having a boy as well. Totally independently of us, she came up with the name Ronan.
At this point DH and I are in love with the name Ronin. Technically we thought of it first, but didn't tell anyone. My sister said it publicly first.
DH and my dad are both saying we should just both use the name--Ronin for ours and Ronan for my sister's son. They think it's cool and special that we both independently thought of the same name. Do you think that would be weird and awkward? Or would it be okay to have first cousins with the same name? They live about three hours away from us, so they won't be in school together or anything, and of course the spellings and last names will be different. I guess here are the options:
1. Just use the name and they can deal, since our baby will be born first (I don't want to do this, for familial happiness)
2. Agree that we will both use the name
3. Give up the name and let them have it.