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.
I definitely don't think it matters unless your initials spell BUM or POO or similar . 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.
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...
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.