How do you feel about people claiming a name before being pregnant. A close relative and myself have the same favorite baby name. We have known this for years. I am currently pregnant she is not and is not trying to have a baby right now. We announced gender and name to the family and she practically threw a fit about it and then messaged me privately about being upset that we were taking the name she has been saying she wants. Like part of me feels bad but the other part of me says that it’s not okay for her to act that way because you can’t claim a name for a hypothetical child and you already knew (or should have known) that was my favorite name too. -------------Stuck in the boxClaiming a name is ridiculous- you announced the name and her having a fit it rediculous. If it means that much to her she can still use it. Akward, maybe, but no reason she can't. No one can guarentee that she will have the sex that fits the name. If its a girls name she ultimately could have three boys and vice versa.