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Unfortunate initials!!

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Heather1977 Tue 11-Jun-13 14:45:58

I am currently pregnant with DC3, and love a lot of names beginning with A, like Arlo, Annie, etc etc. BUT our surnames begin with S and S. So, their initials would be A.S.S!
It would just be too cruel wouldn´t it??

angusandelspethsthistlewhistle Tue 11-Jun-13 15:35:42

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willoughboobs Tue 11-Jun-13 15:48:37

I could have wrote this thread. I too am currently expecting dc3 and we have chose a name beginning with A but then her middle names would make her A.S.S. so we have now got to come up with some other middle names and not following the tradition of family names as middle names like we have done with our other 2 dc sad

aftermay Tue 11-Jun-13 15:52:33

At least it's not Boris Johnson.

Bowlersarm Tue 11-Jun-13 16:35:08

Yes would be cruel, sadly. I think we tend to be drawn towards names that we shouldn't really choose for one reason or another.

CUnexttuseday Tue 11-Jun-13 16:36:54

when my DS1 was 1 someone pointed out his initials are KGB, we hadn't even thought about it

DS2 is JCB

quertas Tue 11-Jun-13 16:37:39

Yep, it's sadly not fair. I so wanted to call my DD Vivienne but our surname begins with a D so no dice. Can you imagine?!

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Tue 11-Jun-13 16:39:28

Yes, unfortunately.

I think you can get away with initials that spell something - like the KJB and JCB example upthread- as long as that something isn't negative. Spelling HIV or Ass or VD just doesn't seem fair.

Wannabuyawatch Tue 11-Jun-13 16:57:39

Oh seems life really is unfair. Never thought about Boris Johnson...hilarious!

TheOrchardKeeper Tue 11-Jun-13 17:04:47

Mine spell NHS.

My mum didn't realize til i mentioned it to her a few years back either.

Could be worse!

miffybun73 Tue 11-Jun-13 17:06:09

Yes, too cruel I'm afraid.

OneMoreCupOfTeaFirst Tue 11-Jun-13 17:07:31

Don't do it. My friend was RG which doesn't sound too bad, except that in south Dublin suburbs, some most people say ore instead of are for 'r'. So, RG reads Orgy. ho ho ho

OneMoreCupOfTeaFirst Tue 11-Jun-13 17:09:47

NHS is not terrible. My mother's are shocking. (BJ) But weirdly, she got married at about 22, became BS which is not good either, and when I said to her that her initials sound like a polite way of saying bullshit, she looked at me like my mind was a sewer.

anastasiakrupnik Tue 11-Jun-13 17:22:50

I know an A.S.S, though she wasn't til she got married. Love eh?

Wannabuyawatch Tue 11-Jun-13 17:24:45

Oh god am really laughing now...nearly as bad (on a tangent) as my art teacher at school who was called Michael Hunt - Mike for short

Startail Tue 11-Jun-13 17:32:38

I have a older friend who started life as MGM the film company and became MGB the sports car.

Given she's a formula 1 loving movie buff it kind of fits.

Another, fairly girly school friend hated people finding out her initials were SAM.

superbagpuss Tue 11-Jun-13 17:36:11

I got interesting initial when I married dh. still did it because I love him and hope no one notices blush

chickabilla Tue 11-Jun-13 18:41:18

We had a similar problem; dd's initials would have been ARS. The only other middle name we wanted was ASS. We couldn't do either so she ended up as MRS! I'm BS since getting married so always use my middle initial as well when initialing things!

MyBoysAreFab Tue 11-Jun-13 18:43:38

An anagram of ds2's initials is PEE. How could we not have noticed?!

prolificnamechanger Tue 11-Jun-13 19:32:27

I've got a MRS! Didn't realise until too late that she would be addressed as Miss MR Surname on formal stuff. Oops.

TrudyW Tue 11-Jun-13 21:28:16

Me and my mum laugh about this she originally wanted my middle name to be Isabella but it would have made me a TIT haha so she changed it to Patricia so I became TPT instead, much better!

LilyLilyLilyOiOiOi Wed 12-Jun-13 09:08:04

My initials since being married are RAT and my sons are ET... And his first name is Elliott. In my defence I've never seen the film ET! But still... Bless him!

LittleBearPad Wed 12-Jun-13 09:09:04

Could you have two middle names to avoid a problem?

MadamNoo Wed 12-Jun-13 09:17:46

yes, add an extra middle name, maybe an R?
in ds class there is a F.A.R.T. poor kid

LittleBearPad Wed 12-Jun-13 09:21:56

MadamNoo poor kid (grin)

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