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Order of initials

(20 Posts)
pinpan Thu 20-Sep-12 04:55:20

Trying to come up with a middle name for our impending DD. The trouble is, our surname starts with H, and nearly all the middle names we both really like start with A, meaning her initials could end up spelling something pronounceable (but not rude - mah, nah, pah, etc.). Do you think that it actually matters, in a getting picked on in the playground kind of way?

I'm asking because I'm known by my second name and I've always said that my children won't be, because it's been mildly frustrating to have to explain that every time I filled in a form or had a new teacher or whatever, yes I am that name but actually please call me this, no I didn't choose to put them that way round myself.

Choosing names is hard!

MissPollysTrolleyed Thu 20-Sep-12 05:11:05

I definitely don't think it matters unless your initials spell BUM or POO or similar grin. MAH, PAH etc are absolutely fine. I wouldn't give it a second thought.

We don't know if we're having a boy or girl and are still struggling a little with first names and haven't gotten as far as middle names. I figure we'll decide on the day which means I'll get to choose as my DH will be powerless to argue with a labouring woman.

GizzyBoo Thu 20-Sep-12 07:41:02

Well I have just realised if we have a wee boy his initials are likely to be OCD shock

I may have to rethink.

Seriously, It doesn't bother me and can't see people noticing unless you point it out x

RustyBear Thu 20-Sep-12 07:44:46

My uncle's initials are ASS. According to family legend, he knocked out the first (and last) person to tease him about it at school That was back before the war though...

VeremyJyle Thu 20-Sep-12 07:48:39

At risk of outing myself, my DD's initials are RAAW.

ratbagcatbag Thu 20-Sep-12 07:58:20

Unless they are particularly bad I wouldn't worry, before marriage mine used to be ET, I did hate that, it was the worst ever smile

pinpan Thu 20-Sep-12 08:36:57

This is all very encouraging! grin

amck5700 Thu 20-Sep-12 10:49:41

my boys are CIM and CAM - they are 12 and 11 and have never had any comments.

ProPerformer Thu 20-Sep-12 17:28:46

My DS initials are RAH and mine are the same as a double glazing firm!!

shrinkingnora Thu 20-Sep-12 17:31:17

My DD is ANT. Noone has ever said anything.

notallytuts Thu 20-Sep-12 22:34:21

i was always sad at school that i didnt have a pronouncable set of initials! as long as its nothing offensive i wouldnt worry at all!

PunkyPod Thu 20-Sep-12 23:12:01

Our DD was going to be VAG which would have been so cruel so we added another middle name in. She is VWAG smile

Pheebs24 Sat 22-Sep-12 04:17:02

I think punkypod was wise, but not sure your options are anything to worry about pinpan - and you never know whats going to be an issue in the future either. DH has said that he likes one potential middle name we have for a girl because her initlials would be LOL and that would have meant nothing to someone choosing a name a few years ago!

In fact DH is even coming up with nickname options based on our top choices and maybe I ought to be more worried - a boy could end up being Maximus Decimus Meridius, which would apparently make him some sort of commander of forces of the north???? I really wish I had a better memory for movies...

pinpan Sat 22-Sep-12 14:35:34

Haha, LOL would be great initials! Yes, I think we won't worry about it too much, beyond avoiding properly rude words. grin

SneezySnatcher Sat 22-Sep-12 17:22:30

Our surname is very, very common. The names I like for first and middle begin with W H (if we have a boy) I've decided against the middle name for this reason! He'd sound like a shop!

OddGoldBoots Sat 22-Sep-12 17:29:34

My Grandad's initials were VD (no middle name) and he got awful stick for it back in the day, so much so that his stories of it meant my parents tried my first two initials with every other letter to make sure that if I changed my surname it still wouldn't spell anything.

plonko Sun 23-Sep-12 21:24:05

My initials are CJD. Needless to say its been a talking point since I was ten years old!

JollyToddler Sun 23-Sep-12 21:27:07

My initials and my siblings are all *AW. Nobody has ever commented negatively.

flowerygirl Tue 16-Oct-12 21:16:51

A girl at my school's initials were BO. Doesn't get much worse! Poor girl!

HolyAutumnGoldBatman Tue 16-Oct-12 23:29:26

I think it's fine. Avoid BO, BJ, KKK, VAG, COCK etc otherwise fine.

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