To be fair, her side of the story does hold a lot of weightage. But was it too extreme a decision, though?
Naming a baby is something that is special to a parent. We all watched in disbelief when Monica was totally okay with Rachel taking a baby name she had picked out much before. In hindsight, the name 'Emma' is pretty common, so it would seem like a silly thing to get upset over.
But one woman was left in limbo after her friend stole a baby name, which was deeply special to her. The unnamed woman took to Reddit to ask the internet if it was wrong of her to want to cut her friend off from her life, for stealing her baby name.
The original poster explains why she was so hurt to discover that her best friend had stolen the name from her. She explained that she was not pregnant, but her best friend was. As most pals would, the two friends began discussing baby names.
The original poster goes on to say that she revealed a baby name that her late mother had suggested to her pregnant best friend. The woman explains that the name was special to her as it was a unique name that originates from the country her late mother was born in.
Despite knowing this, the woman's pregnant best friend revealed that she had claimed the baby name in the worst way possible: she just posted a sonogram of the child with her name. Even though the woman confronted her best friend about this, she refused to change her mind.
Devastated, the woman turned to the internet to ask them if she was a bad person for wanting to cut off her friend from her life. But the people of Reddit took the anonymous poster's side and said that she didn't deserve a friend that would do that to her.
"She straight up ripped that off, knowing how it would hurt you, I have no idea how she could be so selfish. Cut her out of your life and when you do have a kid, use the name your mom suggested. Don't let her ruin that for you," said one comment.
"There’s no such thing as “stealing” a baby name...under normal circumstances. You get to name your kid whatever you want, and just because somebody else likes the name too doesn’t give them dibs. But this is definitely one of the few cases where using the same name feels...cruel," shared another commenter.
The woman decided to cut out her pregnant, name-stealing 'best' friend out of her life once and for all.