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has anyone given their DC's initials that spell a word?

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stereo Fri 14-Jan-11 14:14:21

What is that word and have they had any problems because of it?

We're currently struggling as we know we want to name our DS Benjamin but surname starts with G and all the middle names we like seem to spell something or otherwise unuseable e.g. BAG, BEG, BFG!

Just looking for some advice!

bigbluebump Fri 14-Jan-11 14:15:50

I think you're overanalysing this. My initials spell MAD and I've never had a problem with it - in fact I quite enjoy it.

Hedwig3 Fri 14-Jan-11 14:17:26

BFG would be fab, especially if he is tiny and grumpy grin

Don't worry.

natsmum100 Fri 14-Jan-11 18:29:47

XH's initials spell his first name.hmm

strandednomore Fri 14-Jan-11 18:32:30

We chose dd2's middle name (out of a choice of 2) to start with E so it spelled MEW as she sounded like a little cat when she was born.

GoldFrakkincenseAndMyrrh Fri 14-Jan-11 18:35:40

My initials spell the name of a plant. It's a bit odd...

SchnoogleDyBroogle Fri 14-Jan-11 18:35:41

dd's initials spell fab because she is.

Opinionatedfreak Fri 14-Jan-11 21:02:52

My initials spell another name.

It is a pain in the arse. People at work often spend ages looking for the fictional (male) person whose name my initials spell.

Ripeberry Fri 14-Jan-11 21:07:51

My dds are TB and CB grin

amateurmum Fri 14-Jan-11 21:07:52

My son's initials spell a shortened form of his first name (think Benjamin Edward Nesbitt = Ben but not this!). He is 12 and thinks this is quite cool.

NewImprovedJollster Fri 14-Jan-11 21:48:02

My DS is WAM

in his more familiar form

... I am a man, job or no job, you can't tell me that I'm not...

Mrsmackie Fri 14-Jan-11 21:49:09

Our son's initials are IAM

OldLadyKnowsNothing Fri 14-Jan-11 21:51:24

DS2 is ART, it's never caused him any problems.

(He's not artistic either. )

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 14-Jan-11 21:51:53

surely as long as it's not POO or BUM or something then you're alright?

if DC2 had been a boy, she would have been MET. My BIL is PET. No-one really notices.

Pesha Fri 14-Jan-11 21:54:08

DD is MNS, no one seems to have picked up on this yet.

At one point the names we were considering for her (with xp's surname, was his choice in the end to give her mine!) spelt BNH, I couldn't have gone through with that!

mummyneedschocolate Fri 14-Jan-11 22:00:06

My DD1's initials are RED as, seeing she has red hair, it suits her & she likes it

Geepers Fri 14-Jan-11 22:03:40

My sons initials spell JET.

I have a friend with a son whose initials are LORD

Geepers Fri 14-Jan-11 22:04:12

Oops,, my son's initials are JOT, not JET.

bluebump Fri 14-Jan-11 22:04:24

Yes, although we were about the last to notice! Our DS's first name(s) initials spell THE and the surname is Fox grin

That'll 'out' me on here if anyone in real life who knows me reads this!

Lamorna Fri 14-Jan-11 22:09:10

I thought that everyone took care with initials. It is one of the main things we considered.

scarlotti Fri 14-Jan-11 22:10:59

Ha ha, I've just realised that DS2 is an ISM grin ... better than an ology I guess!!

goondiwindi Fri 14-Jan-11 22:13:16

I knew a Zac whose initials were ZAC. He thought it was cool.

WhatSheSaid Fri 14-Jan-11 22:13:19

Our original choice for dd1's name spelt ARS.

We realised at the last minute and changed it.

AddictedtoCheese Fri 14-Jan-11 22:13:30

Ds2 is NAP but he utterly refuses to have one confused

FlorenceAndTheMachine Fri 14-Jan-11 22:15:12

DD's initials are ACT. She has noticed but only to say she would sometimes like it to be CAT and then her initials would be cat (being her favourite animal).

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