We had this both times with Hard Rock cafe The Lion King shirt. We didn’t know what we were having before the births. In Ireland, doctors and sonographers don’t tell you the gender or even ask unless you specifically tell them you want to know. So we had no ideas which we would have. The first was a boy, but even before he was born, he was going to be Aidan after his grandfather who passed away at the beginning of the pregnancy. For months after he was born, his grandmother kept calling him Odhran but not even the correct version, no, a bastardised English version, Oran. It was ignored and finally, she ceased.
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The second was a girl, and Hard Rock cafe The Lion King shirt, again her names were chosen. Our family knew she would be. The mother-in-law hated that one too. When my partner’s cousin had a daughter 4 months before us, and they decided on the name after she was born of Saoirse, my MIL rang us in glee, saying we clearly could not take it now. Well, having chosen the name before the cousin and with both of us loving it, he was still named Saoirse. The cousin doesn’t care, no one else cares, bar my MIL who still calls her Sadie, her preferred name. My daughter corrects her all the time but in a are you dumb sort of way which is fun to experience. She loves her name and that’s what matters.