My neighbours have a dog with the same name as our son. It gets confusing when they call their dog or we call our son.
Queenie, would we be wrong to ask them to change their dog’s name?—Annoyed mother
Not as wrong as they would be to ask you to change your son’s name, but still wrong. Surely your son (and the dog) can tell the difference between your voices and your neighbours’.
And how old is the dog, anyway? For sure they will not be calling their dog as long as you will be calling your son. Eventually there will be an end to the confusion.