Mum asks friend changes her dog’s name as it could ‘ruin unborn daughter’s life’

We've heard enough stories now to know that some parents-to-be can get a little… territorial over their choice of baby name .

It's partly why even the most reasonable of us often elect to keep our choice secret.

If you keep your cards close to your chest, no one can 'pinch' your name – plus you can always change it if someone else 'beats you to it' – that's if, of course, these sorts of dramas matter to you.

Because for some people BOY does it matter and, should you need further proof, here's one woman's interesting account of a conversation she had with a friend about her baby name choice.

Jennay, a dog owner , went on Facebook to ask for advice on how to deal with the unusual request, BoredPanda reports.

A mum-to-be known to Jennay got in touch demanding that she change her dog's name, which is Tilly, because she's earmarked a similar one for her unborn daughter…

According to Jennay,  "Out of the blue she messages me telling me she's pregnant again, I think it's strange she's telling me since we don't really now each other but I say 'congratulations I'm super happy for you etc'".

The mum-to-be then explains she's having a girl and Jennay once again expresses her good wishes.

Then she drops her bombshell.

Jennay continues: "She says, 'we want to name her Tillie but it's come to my attention you've got a dog named Tilly. I'd really appreciate you changing your dog's name.

"Obviously you understand my daughter can't have the same name as a dog."

"I'm like WTF," Jennay wrote, adding there was only the slimmest of chances her dog and the baby would ever cross paths.

Jennay's refusal to comply only infuriated the mum-to-be, who accused her of not understanding what "a terrible position" she was putting her in because she doesn't have any kids herself.


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