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Would you say something... friends baby has initials TB...

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KnitterNotTwitter Mon 03-Oct-11 14:42:16

A lovely friend of mine just announced their babies birth on Facebook last night. I instantly spotted that it will have the initials TB and almost quipped back a joke about how she's a doctor and how amusing it was to have medical initials... But then I wondered if they didnt' realise... Can they not have done the intials test...?

Would you say something...?

Presumiably they love the name and wouldn't change it even if they hadn't realised...

cjbartlett Mon 03-Oct-11 14:43:05

no don't say anything!

it really doesn't matter does it?!

ProfYaffle Mon 03-Oct-11 14:43:51

My initials are TB, I think maybe 3 times in my life someone has commented on it. You really don't need to worry about it!

Hulababy Mon 03-Oct-11 14:45:51

I don't think I'd comment tbh. TB are not particularly bad initials imo.

pictish Mon 03-Oct-11 14:46:56

No I wouldn't say anything.

giyadas Mon 03-Oct-11 14:47:08

I wouldn't say anything. it's not as if it's something like Celia Ursula Naimh Taylor. TB as initials wouldn't bother me.

cjbartlett Mon 03-Oct-11 14:47:32

did you really think it was amusing?!! maybe you need to get out more wink

scaevola Mon 03-Oct-11 14:49:27

Which is worse - tuberculosis or Tony Blair? There's only one way to find out...

Lots of initials have attached meanings, or will acquire them. These ones aren't that bad (and one is transitory). I wouldn't say anything.

comedaygoday Mon 03-Oct-11 14:59:34

It does not matter , no one will care, don't say anything.

oohlaalaa Mon 03-Oct-11 15:31:14

Presumably there is a middle name. I would not say anything.

pilates Mon 03-Oct-11 15:35:20

No I wouldn't burst their bubble.

AlmaMartyr Mon 03-Oct-11 15:36:46

Those initials don't seem like a huge problem really, I wouldn't say anything.

minipie Mon 03-Oct-11 16:27:15

I think this is a sign that you have spent too long on the Baby Names topic grin

CandiceMariePratt Mon 03-Oct-11 16:45:40

My dds initials are TB. I think it's fine

Sandalwood Mon 03-Oct-11 17:20:41

I would expect that they do realise but decided it doesn't matter a jot.
It's hardly going to make the DC a laughing stock.

WorzselMummage Mon 03-Oct-11 17:21:41


bruffin Mon 03-Oct-11 17:35:03

TB to me means trial balance
You can tell I work in accounts

wilkos Mon 03-Oct-11 17:38:36

ds's initials are TB. the only person who ever commented (and fell about laughing) on it was a complete twat who thankfully we no longer have to see very often

HoHoLaughingMonster Mon 03-Oct-11 17:44:04

Of course you shouldn't say anything.

Can't believe you even considered it TBH

Tuschinski Mon 03-Oct-11 18:19:47

Not something I'd notice, only realized Tony Blair had those initials now.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 03-Oct-11 18:26:29

Wow, talk about over-thinking stuff.

QuinnFabray Mon 03-Oct-11 18:31:00

Eh?! My 11 year old's initials are TB, and no one has ever commented on it. My Grandmother died of TB too. . . but it didn't even cross my mind to make the connection, until I read this thread!

QuinnFabray Mon 03-Oct-11 18:33:13

Now, if circumstances had been different, bearing in mind we named him after various Grandparents, his inititials might have been TWAT. Now we did comment and laugh about that . . .

beararse Mon 03-Oct-11 18:36:33


KittyWalker Mon 03-Oct-11 18:39:20

I also wouldn't say anything and I too have only just realised Tony Blair has these initials.

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