Creating the destination volume first will give you the ability to place it on the designated aggregate for it.
Many variable play a role in that decision. Which node or aggregate you want the volume to live on. which life will be mainly used to access the volume.
Is the empty aggregate owned by another node?
Does the Cluster Management LIF lives on the node that own the full aggregate?
If the above are correct, maybe migrating the Cluster Management LIF to the partner will change the behavior.