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Does it matter if initials spell out a word?

(61 Posts)
iWILLdothis Tue 26-Jul-11 13:05:01

Only have one first name that we both like. Want middle name to be from the family. Only one that sounds right leaves the 3 initials spelling out a word. Does that matter?

WiiUnfit Tue 26-Jul-11 13:15:09

It depends on the word I guess. DP is a 'CAB', FIL is a 'RIB', Cousin is a 'LAR', it doesn't seem to bother / hinder any of them but obviously anything like 'HOG', 'ASS', 'FAG' .etc would!

iWILLdothis Tue 26-Jul-11 13:18:15

erm... the initials would be BRA.....and it's a boy! ???????

EdithWeston Tue 26-Jul-11 13:19:43

I think it would be unfortunate - could you swop the names round but call him by the B name anyhow?

fruitshootsandheaves Tue 26-Jul-11 13:20:17

I reckon that will hold up ok grin

SenoritaViva Tue 26-Jul-11 13:22:39

No, that is not OK! RBA would be better. I'm called by my middle name. Otherwise insert a further name.

Debs75 Tue 26-Jul-11 13:28:54

That is unfortunate.
Ds's spell B,J so glad he has 2 middle names
dd2's are R,I,C
my friends dd is L.E,A,H

I think you may have to fild some alternatives

iWILLdothis Tue 26-Jul-11 13:31:32

RBA is not an option, as that would mean he shared DH's name, and I don't like the whole X Snr and X Jnr thing in a family.

The other option is BJA..... which I think is ok, but DH says reminds him of "blow-job" confused.... if the choice was BRA or BJA, which would you choose?

SenoritaViva Tue 26-Jul-11 13:43:45

He doesn't have to have your DH's first name, he can be called by his middle name.

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 26-Jul-11 13:46:02

How many times do you use all three initials? I never ever use mine. It's either first and last or first two and surname.

G. M. Lacey or G.L. I would never sign anything G.M.L.

iWILLdothis Tue 26-Jul-11 13:49:17

SV, that would solve the problem, but cause confusion on forms etc. so not keen on doing that.
GL.... you have a point there.

flaminglip Tue 26-Jul-11 13:50:11

Does it really matter? When does anyone ever use their full initials anyway?

Unless you're having monogrammed handkerchieves!

My baba's full initials spell out a word, but he'll only use the first and last letters when marking things with his initials, surely.

SenoritaViva Tue 26-Jul-11 13:51:15

So does that mean your DH's initials are BRA? I use my middle name as my named name for everything, except passport forms etc.

flaminglip Tue 26-Jul-11 13:51:24

GML <high5!>

activate Tue 26-Jul-11 13:51:32

Yes it matters if the word it spells out can be used to pick on the child

and BRA for a boy is a no way for me

Initials turn up at school in the unlikeliest of places -

ask yourself would it cause a classroom or 8, 13 or 16 year olds to laugh and if it would don't do it

activate Tue 26-Jul-11 13:52:17

BJA also a no-no because of the blow job

Pelagia Tue 26-Jul-11 13:52:19

How about giving him two middle names? So he becomes BRTA or whatever?

WhipMeIndiana Tue 26-Jul-11 13:52:52

there was a psychology study done on initials-names
they found that surprise surprise kids with the inititials A.C.E or W.I.N etc did much better in life than those with negative-connotation words eg. D.U.D and so on.

Flippingebay Tue 26-Jul-11 13:52:58

It would be a 'no no' for me.. He'd get ribbed something terrible..

activate Tue 26-Jul-11 13:54:18

in my head this is what the initials do
BMA = Bowel Movement (but kids wouldn't go there)
BFA = Big fuck All
BJA = Blow Job
BLA = Blah, Blah, Blah

well you see what I mean

WhipMeIndiana Tue 26-Jul-11 13:55:26

do not call him the BRA name,
I beseech you!!

WhipMeIndiana Tue 26-Jul-11 13:56:24

agree Activate, you have to think carefully about initials

CaptainNancy Tue 26-Jul-11 13:56:28

BRA isn't acceptable really. What about about an extra middle name?

WhipMeIndiana Tue 26-Jul-11 13:56:45

BB - BigBrother

Kveta Tue 26-Jul-11 13:57:44

DS has initials that spell OAK. this was deliberate! Family did suggest names that spelt FUK and KOK and SIK, but we managed to avoid them grin

BRA would not be good, but could you go for a second middle name so his initials were (for example) BRJA?

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