My daughter is named Freya and we live in the US, where the name is very rare. My coworker recently told me that her daughter is pregnant, and she is thinking of naming her child Freya if it's a girl. My coworker's reaction was something like "No, you can't do that! Someone I work with has a daugher named Freya!" When I told her that it's a pretty name and we've gotten almost entirely positive reactions to it, she said "Well, if you're okay with it then it's fine."
Is this as weird as I think it is? I'd be really offended if my mother told me that she had to get permission from someone at work in order for me to use a name for my child. I'm not that close to the coworker and I've never even met her daughter. We live in the same city but we're in different school districts and the two Freyas wouldn't be in the same grade so they might not even meet each other. Even if I did care, the name Freya has been around for over 1,000 years so it's not like I made it up and copyrighted it.
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 11:50pm