What is wrong with names beginning with A?

(38 Posts)
looki Fri 20-Sep-13 22:56:50

Just out of curiosity,I've read a few threads where names beginning with the letter A have been discounted.

I was wondering what the reason for this is?

I cannot begin to imagine! My name is Alison, and I am awesome.

Lottiedoubtie Fri 20-Sep-13 22:59:25

I'm another RL A name, and the answer is I've no idea... Didn't know there was?

choceyes Fri 20-Sep-13 23:01:24

I love names beginning with A! My sons name begins with A. In fact I love names beginning with a vowel. DDs name begins with I.

pipsqueakz Fri 20-Sep-13 23:03:18

There are three A's in my family and an O. Husband odd one out with a J

Essexgirlupnorth Fri 20-Sep-13 23:26:02

We have ruled out names starting with A because me and my hubby's both do so a bit to twee in our opinion which is a shame as ruled out some of my favourite girls names

BIWI Fri 20-Sep-13 23:28:00

Another Alison here <fist bumps Fetchez>

Nothing wrong with names beginning with A, at all!

<fist bumps BIWI back> grin

ImpatientOne Fri 20-Sep-13 23:30:41

Nothing at all in fact I think they are the best wink

Like any name though needs to be considered carefully with surname...

StitchingMoss Fri 20-Sep-13 23:35:52

Agree re surname - 'A' can be a problem with names like Pratt, Burke, etc grin!

looki Fri 20-Sep-13 23:38:16

I love girls names beginning with A too which is the reason for my question.

I thought it might have been something to do with not wanting the child to be the first name called out in schools etc.

Bad if you have a "noun" surname, but otherwise I don't see the issue.

I far more often see sneering about K- names.

BIWI Fri 20-Sep-13 23:39:20

Ah, but I have a fabulous surname to go with my 'A'!

twentyfourcarat Fri 20-Sep-13 23:39:23

I'm not sure the initial A will be your biggest problem if your surname's Pratt...

Alexandra Burke's faired ok!

looki Fri 20-Sep-13 23:50:08

I get the 'A Pratt' but what is wrong with A Burke???

Fwiw my surname isn't Burke but I'm rubbing my chin trying to figure it out!

StitchingMoss Fri 20-Sep-13 23:50:08

looki, registers are done by surname not first name so and A first name wouldn't be called first smile.

StitchingMoss Fri 20-Sep-13 23:50:40

Burke = berk, means idiot, no?

StitchingMoss Fri 20-Sep-13 23:51:02

Is it a regional thing? confused

looki Fri 20-Sep-13 23:51:46

StitchingMoss - you are right of course but I meant 'going first' in primary/swimming lessons etc

BIWI Fri 20-Sep-13 23:51:48

Burke is rhyming slang:

The Berkeley Hunt/Cunt

StitchingMoss Fri 20-Sep-13 23:53:35

BIWI - had never heard that one!! shock grin

elQuintoConyo Fri 20-Sep-13 23:54:37

burke = twit or silly person.
'A' names are lovely. My DH is an A name, DS an O. They both have a foreign surname that means 'digger': A Digger and O Digger (sounds like a sonnet: O, Digger, thou art muddy and proud... etc!).

looki Fri 20-Sep-13 23:55:47

Ah I see - I say Burk' rather than 'Berk' and wouldn't have got the Berk/idiot thing either. I understand why A names are sometimes dismissed now though. Thanks everyone.

Lurleene Fri 20-Sep-13 23:58:19

Maybe people think the parents are lazy readers and can't be bothered to read further into the baby naming book?

usualsuspect Sat 21-Sep-13 00:00:42

I thought it was K names that were frowned on,on MN.

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