I know that we could be expecting a girl, in which case this isn't a problem, but I'm obsessing over it, so opinions would be much appreciated!
If this is another boy, I love the name William.
Except that it's also the name of good friends' 8 yo son. Now, the friends are close to us (she was one of my bridesmaids, together they are DS#1's godparents and we are godparents to their youngest DD), but they live in Canada, several thousand miles away, and we see everyone (kids as well as parents) once every two years. We see the parents about once a year.
Can we use the name William? It's not like the kids will see each other often, and, while we are close in one sense, there is not a day-to-day relationship. The name is also one of the most popular boy names in the English-speaking world, so it's not like we're stealing their special family name.
What do you think? Is Wiliam an option for us? If you were our friends, how would you feel about us using the name? How would you feel if friends of yours gave their LO the same name as your LO?
Thanks for any thoughts or insights. I need help either committing or taking this one off the list