I'd still use it. I don't see them as being the
same. In my mind, Israel reminds me of the country, and Azrael reminds
me of Gargamel's cat in The Smurfs.
Yes...I was already in love w/the name before I realized that Gargamel's cat is indeed named Azrael. LOL. At least it wasn't the name Gargamel I fell in love with.
I know someone can't really "steal a name" but I would be pissed if this happened to me. Since you are close did you say anything to her about it?
I say still use it but definitely see how it knocked the wind out of your sails.
Yeah...I really thought I wouldn't give a crap about what anybody names their kid...but...yeah since we're close...it kinda made me sad. But I didn't say anything cauze...well...she named him already. LOL.
Oh, the drama!
I'm totally naming him Azrael. I love the name. Who gives a crap? She didn't. I shouldn't.