i dont know if this really has much to do with the OP, but...
I named my dog Ava, and a year later my old college roommate named her daughter that.
She got a dog and named it Riley, and that's the name i had wanted to name our baby if it was a girl.
We didnt plan on this, as we never talked about names. We arent super close anymore, so its not like we talk everyday. I just thought it was ironic.