The woman shared her story on Reddit and asked for advice on how to handle the uh, ‘theft’.
“One of my very best friends named her daughter two of my children’s names. She named her daughter Nix Ryan. My son’s first name is Nix and my daughter’s middle name is Ryan.”
The woman clarified that she’s not upset that her friend used to same names and would never have told her not to if asked, but is just seriously confused that her friend didn’t tell her.
“I am not suggesting that she cannot name her child whatever she wishes I just thought it was very odd that she never told me before she named her,” she wrote.
And then it got even weirder.
“When I said ‘Oh wow, our kids share names,’ she said “I didn’t even realise when I picked it, and later was like OMG.'”
The woman pointed out that the pair were best friends. Like, ‘be there at the birth of each others children’ level best friends, so there was no way her friend wouldn’t have realised the name similarities.
She asked her fellow Reddit users if she was being “weird”, or if something really was off and while most didn’t believe there was a problem with her friend using the same names – imitation is the sincerest form flattery after all – many agreed her response was a tad bizarre.
“Using the same middle name is fine imo and I could see someone not remembering their friend’s child’s middle name… But the first name. That’s weird to say she didn’t make the connection,” said one comment.