When trying to pick the perfect name for their baby, many parents ask their family and friends for their opinions.
It’s a big decision, so it’s worth checking there’s nothing off about it – especially if you’re opting for something a big more unusual.
But one woman found herself in an unusual position when her friend told her what she was going to call her baby.
The pal wanted a name that was unique, so picked Aurora was unique – but the woman told her that it’s actually becoming more and more common.
The feedback didn’t go down well, and the woman says her friend was "annoyed".
She took to Mumsnet to see if other people thought she was wrong to tell her friend the name wasn’t as rare as she thought.
She wrote: "My friend is expecting her first baby later this year. As I’m massively interested in baby names I asked her if she had anything in mind.
"She said she wanted something unique and is planning on using Aurora.
"I said that Aurora is a gorgeous name, but has risen hugely in popularity over the last few years and is now in the top hundred.
"My friend seemed annoyed with this and told me that it is a very uncommon name with only a few born each year, so I just changed the subject.
"Since then I’ve been wondering if I said the wrong thing.
"Was I unreasonable to point out how popular the name is? I wouldn’t have said anything bad about the name itself, but l didn’t want her to regret her choice later, because she didn’t know about the sudden spike in popularity."
The woman has been inundated with replies on the issue, and most think she was right to say something.
One wrote: "I don’t think you were unreasonable, if it’s important to her that it’s unique then it’s worth her knowing it’s popular surely?
"I don’t know why people care about unique names. I’ve wanted to call a daughter Isabelle since I was about 14, and that hasn’t changed now it’s popular."
Another added: "Since she specifically said she’d chosen it because of its uniqueness, I don’t think it was massively unreasonable of you to mention it. If she’d just said she liked it and didn’t mention uniqueness being a factor, and you’d said "oh but its becoming more common now, maybe you should pick something else" then I think that would’ve been more rude."
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