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Woman upset because old friend named their baby after her without asking first

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In a recent story that has captured the attention of many online, a woman named Mia found herself in a peculiar situation involving her name.

With over 8 billion people in the world, it’s common for names to be shared among people, places, or even things. However, Mia’s experience was a bit different and has sparked a lively discussion on the internet.

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Mia, who proudly carries her name – the 8th most popular name for girls in 2021 – was surprised to learn that her old friend, Melinda, named her newborn daughter Amelia, but calls her Mia as a nickname. This struck Mia as odd, especially since she and Melinda were once close but had since grown apart. They had shared important life moments, such as being bridesmaids at each other’s weddings, but their friendship had faded over time.

Mia’s curiosity turned to concern when she learned about the baby’s name. She felt that Melinda was naming her child after her, which seemed inappropriate given their current distant relationship. Mia even talked about this with a mutual friend, who agreed it was a strange choice.

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The issue came to a head at a party where Mia encountered Melinda and her husband. When shown the baby, Mia made a half-joking remark about the baby being her namesake. Melinda clarified that ‘Mia’ was just a nickname for Amelia, and was actually a tribute to her husband’s mother. This explanation, however, did not ease the tension.

Mia shared her story on Reddit, seeking advice. She described how the conversation turned sour, with Melinda asking why Mia assumed the baby was named after her. Their exchange became more heated, leading to Melinda asserting that Mia wasn’t significant enough in her life to be a namesake for her child.

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Reddit users had mixed reactions. Many were puzzled by Mia’s sense of entitlement to her name. A common sentiment was that the world doesn’t revolve around any single individual, and that it’s not unusual for people to share names. One user pointed out that if Melinda had indeed named her child after Mia, she would have likely mentioned it, given their past friendship.

Others took the situation less seriously, sharing humorous anecdotes about similar name-sharing experiences. This ranged from jokes about being named after pets to playful banter about shared names in childhood.

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