Name stealing was the topic of a classic "Seinfeld" episode, where George tells fiancée Susan he wants to name their future child "Seven," after the jersey number of famed New York Yankee Mickey Mantle. Susan and George aren't even expecting, but when another couple hear the name and decide to use it, George is furious. More than half of those answering a survey dong by Today.com sided with George. They say that baby-name stealing is a real phenomenon, and that if parents-to-be know another couple has plans for a name, they shouldn't use it.
- Has anyone ever stolen the baby name you wanted to use for your kid?
- Should you have to ask a couple you’re close with if it’s okay if you use their kid’s name?
- Have you ever stolen someone’s baby name?