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Would this seriously put you off? Initials

(36 Posts)
ladymia Mon 19-Nov-12 16:50:24

Initials BJ!

We like a name, problem it starts with B and our surname is J. DH is concerned about this but I think how often do people actually get referred to by their initials?!

It's the only name we both like and we haven't for weeks been able to find one to replace it.


MrsWhoGivesaShit Tue 20-Nov-12 14:42:01

our surname begins with an E, so we were thinking of having : Archie Ronnie Samual E(surname) teehee!

ladymia Tue 20-Nov-12 12:23:37

Yes I think sadly this has been ruled out now completely sad

StetsonsAreCool Mon 19-Nov-12 22:53:20

Personally I wouldn't, but it doesn't stop lots of people having, um, coincidental (?) initials.

We ditched our favourite middle name as it would have made DD DFS. Ok, so the chances of her peers finding out are small, but once kids do find out - and it only takes one to find out - and it sticks, things like that could stick around for a while.

cece Mon 19-Nov-12 21:27:25

BJ? Not as initials - sorry!

sparkle12mar08 Mon 19-Nov-12 21:26:11

Appart from FU, BJ is probably the worst combination of initials I can think of. Sorry but I wouldn't dream of using it.

fraktion Mon 19-Nov-12 21:25:14

I think it's best avoided tbh. He may not end up with a job/school where initials are used....but he may.

Kids will pick up on anything.

MrsWhoGivesaShit Mon 19-Nov-12 20:51:11

when I was a school we had to have our initials in large letters printed on our PE kit!

Also, i have to initial a lot of things at work. i am CO, so not too bad!

galwaygirl Mon 19-Nov-12 20:43:14


galwaygirl Mon 19-Nov-12 20:41:53

My initials are BJ as are my husbands, I thought I would get lots of jokes on changing my name when we got married but it never comes up and is really a non-issue.
Kids will always be slagged about something - if all they can slag you about are your initials I think you'd be doing well!

nancy75 Mon 19-Nov-12 20:40:14

I have said this so many times on mn. My initials are nob, you can't get much worse than that, it has never ever been a problem!

Crikeyblimey Mon 19-Nov-12 20:36:43

Not really related to this but hey...

The organisation I work for uses the following formula to set usernames for the network:
First 3 letters of surname + 1st initial + number

Ms T Shimm* became shit1 !!! smile

MikeOxard Mon 19-Nov-12 20:33:06

I sign my initials on stuff all day long, and attendees at meetings are referred to by initials in the minutes. I am very glad my initials are not BJ. It is probably the worst I can think of, sorry!

coldcupoftea Mon 19-Nov-12 20:30:55

Having worked in a job where we had to initial everything I wouldn't- sorry!

ladymia Mon 19-Nov-12 20:26:18

Well seeing as we can't find another name we like, we will just change our surname ... easy grin

Lionsntigersnbears Mon 19-Nov-12 20:18:33

I wouldn't- sorry. We wanted to call our DD Vivienne until we realised that it would give her the initials VD. grin

Pourquoimoi Mon 19-Nov-12 20:16:20

I wouldn't do it tbh.

iseenodust Mon 19-Nov-12 20:13:58

I would go for it if you can find a middle name but otherwise no.

Anonymumous Mon 19-Nov-12 20:09:16

Doesn't seem to have done Boris Johnson any harm. (Although technically I think his initials are actually something like ABDJ or similar - trust him to pick the dodgy initials!)

CollieEyeOfNewt Mon 19-Nov-12 20:00:54

I rather liked my Grandad's name - Basil - until I realised the baby's initials would be BJ. I vetoed it. Fortunately DC2 was a DD and we had a lovely name lined up.

strawberryswing Mon 19-Nov-12 19:56:52

Not entirely the same but my partners first name and middle name initials are BJ.

Nothing had ever been mentioned to him about and he didnt realise himself until i childishly pointed it out .

Kids will find any reason to pick on someone although its probably best off not to hand it to them on a plate.

curiousgeorgie Mon 19-Nov-12 19:13:51

My surname is J and my favourite names are Bailey and Benjamin...

But BJ, even with a middle initial is a massive no no.

Kids are cruel.
Teenagers are cruel.
Work colleagues will take the piss

Your child will hate its name.

And how often do you refer to someone by all three initials rather than just the first and last.

It's just one letter and I feel your pain, but don't do it. DH's cousin has loathed his name his whole life because of this.

MolotovBomb Mon 19-Nov-12 19:05:55

No, don't give BJ as initials.

monkeyfacegrace Mon 19-Nov-12 18:10:49

My initials are BJ. I have never ever ever ever ever ever ever in my whole entire life noticed, nor have I had anyone else notice.


In fact, this thread is the first time Ive connected it.

Call your baby whatever you like. If people want to bully and take the piss, they will find any reason.

Ham69 Mon 19-Nov-12 18:08:16

Sorry, childish or not, I would definitely avoid those initials.

Felicitywascold Mon 19-Nov-12 17:43:20

Given that in my job my initials are my email address and regularly posted on timetables and other documents that 700 teenagers have access to, I'm pretty relieved they are innocuous.

I think you can over worry about this but BJ is just about the worst one I can think of having....

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