Initials PMT - does it matter

(28 Posts)
washngo Mon 25-Mar-13 20:31:56

Dh and I have agreed on a first name beginning with P for our baby girl due on Thursday. I'd really like to give her the middle name Margaret after my much loved grandmother who recently died. This would, however, result in PMT as the initials. Do you think this matters? Thanks!

slambang Mon 25-Mar-13 20:34:01

Add in a second middle name to off-set the potential for self-fulfilling prophesy.

It's not ideal is it? Especially for a girl. Could you add additional middle name?

Carolra Mon 25-Mar-13 20:34:55

We were going for a name for our dd that would have given her the initials ABH... It did worry me (actual bodily harm)... But then she was born and the A name just didn't work (Annabel) so she's now EBH and it was a relief!! I did like Annabel and we'd have gone for it if it had suited her!

I have to say I'd probably prefer not to have those initials myself wink but at the same time I'm not sure how much full name initials are used in reality!
Congratulations on your upcoming new arrival.

I have a jam

invicta Mon 25-Mar-13 20:37:40

Can you change the order of names around and call her Margaret P.... T...., but refer to her by her middle name.

Id say it does sorry.

Coconutty Mon 25-Mar-13 20:40:03

Add another name in, I wouldn't give her PMT.

noblegiraffe Mon 25-Mar-13 20:43:54

It does matter, sorry. Agree with adding another middle name as the solution.

ananikifo Mon 25-Mar-13 20:44:45

I know I'm in the minority but i don't think it's a big deal. People don't actually use their initials that often. Even at my work, where we sign with initials all day long, there's no reason a person couldn't choose to sign PT instead of PMT, if they wanted. Most of us don't use middle initials.

Anyway, I'm foreign and had to ask DH what PMT was (I would call it PMS) so I wouldn't have a problem with this.

RunningKatie Mon 25-Mar-13 20:44:48

My sister was a PMT till she married, heavens knows what our parents were thinking! smile

AttillaTheMum Mon 25-Mar-13 20:45:06

I have a BJS and a HMS. I didn't even realise until last yearsmile

jinxdragon Mon 25-Mar-13 20:45:14

Yes, it's almost up there with POO or BUM.

Two middle names are good, my two both have two middle names.

washngo Mon 25-Mar-13 20:49:32

Thanks - good to get other opinions and think now we will prob look for other alternatives. Both our other dcs only have one middle name so am thinking I'd like to keep things equal! Might go for my mum's name instead, which gives initials PAT. Is that just as bad?

slambang Mon 25-Mar-13 20:51:00

Our secondary school uses teachers' initials for email addresses. (PMT@Somewherehighschool), listing teachers for parents meetings (ABC in Room 1, PMT in Room 2) etc etc.

I wouldn't want the initials PMT in that situation.

sjupes Mon 25-Mar-13 21:12:21

My sister has a LAW .. i have a JAW.. grin

sjupes Mon 25-Mar-13 21:13:18

My friends and i used to make games out of our initials geeky teens PMT would not be the worst smile

threepiecesuite Mon 25-Mar-13 21:16:30

I have a BAA. She was almost a BRA til someone pointed it out!
I recall my childhool etchings in primary school being marked with my initials.
I wouldn't go with PMT. Was it Pippa, incidentally?

PurpleStorm Mon 25-Mar-13 22:42:24

I think PAT is fine.

It's got much more positive connotations than PMT.

washngo Tue 26-Mar-13 07:07:29

Thanks purple

I agree. PAT is fine.

Good luck with everything OP.

birdofthenorth Tue 26-Mar-13 08:07:02

PMT bad, PAT cute. PAMT or PMAT both fine too.

PandaWatch Tue 26-Mar-13 13:15:39

PAT is absolutely fine. I would avoid PMT if possible. We have an A first name and an S last name so are avoiding all S and R middle names - which has been really frustrating as I love a couple of S names and we gave up on S first names too as DH was concerned about SS initials!

FriskyBivalves Tue 26-Mar-13 13:20:34

There was a girl at school called Harriet Imogen Varley. She had ostentatious luggage that she brought on one trip with the initials H.I.V stamped on it. This was in the 1970/1980s. Bet it's in the loft now.

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