This is a story that always irked me:
A friend of mine named Alice adopted a new dog. She named the dog Mason and was in the process of getting his paperwork filled out when she received an email from a good friend of hers who was pregnant that said the following:
Do you think you could change the name of your dog please?? Mason is on the short list of names we're considering for the baby!
I felt like Alice's response should have been, "Screw you." But instead she actually felt guilty about the fact that she didn't want to do this.
Now I'm not a dog person, but I think it's pretty obnoxious to tell a person that their dog is so unimportant that they need to change his name just to avoid picking a name they might use for their child.