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Would the initials VD be wrong

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Neverdonethisbefore Tue 30-Jul-13 13:01:57

Or is that an old term for STI. I don't want a child to be lumbered with embarrassing initials.

Anjou Wed 31-Jul-13 00:04:41

People of a certain age know what VD is but, as another poster said, it'll be completely passé within a few years.

I'm sure Wiki et al list the correct meaning of VD, but is a kid really going to look it up to check if its something they can make a joke out of if they've never heard of the abbreviation VD? No.

I never use just the initials of my first & last name, I always include my middle initial too. I've always assumed most people do, but maybe I'm in the minority? I don't see it being a problem (except for people over 25) as long as there's a middle name to make it V?D.

Congrats by the way! smile

GW297 Wed 31-Jul-13 00:13:23

Very wrong, please don't do that to a child!

mirry2 Wed 31-Jul-13 00:18:53

Best not.

5madthings Wed 31-Jul-13 00:24:32

Well it hsdmt been a problem for Victoria Derbyshire (sp) the radio presenter. I wouldn't think it would be an issue.

AdoraBell Wed 31-Jul-13 00:32:19

I wouldn't do it, either to a DC or to myself via marriage.

Sinkingfeeling Wed 31-Jul-13 00:35:55

VD were also my sister's initials before she got married. Not sure that she's ever forgiven my Mum for lumbering her with them, to be honest.

GibberTheMonkey Wed 31-Jul-13 00:37:07

I was going to mention Victoria Derbyshire
And vin diesel
I've never thought oh she's/hes VD

Anjou Wed 31-Jul-13 02:51:49

I've been trying to think of famous people who have the initials VD. Other than Vin Diesel, I can only think of Vera Duckworth, Vera Drake & Val Doonican (sorry - cant think of anyone more recent!). Has anyone ever thought "Blimey that's unfortunate" about their names/initials? I haven't, but again I may be in a minority.

Onyabike Wed 31-Jul-13 06:41:13

Re the above poster's reference to Victoria Derbyshire, I have just done a quick search al a google and there are actually rather a few snide references on there relating to her and her unfortunate initials. Same goes for Val Doonigan: "....can't believe his mum gave him VD", " can't beat a bit of VD", ".....VD is nothing to clap about" to quote a few.

Additionaly, at my DDs school, they have to have their first and last initial sewn onto the front of their sports kit. I certainly wouldn't want any of my DDs running about during sports fixtures/sports day, with VD emblazoned across their chests!

I would definitely say DON'T DO IT!

Sanjifair Wed 31-Jul-13 07:09:46


I grew up with the initials VAD but of course the middle one got left out very often. Lots of piss taking, even as an adult. I was glad to get married and drop the initials.

There are so many nice names in the world, why lumber you child with initials that will potentially lead to life long mickey taking?

Neverdonethisbefore Wed 31-Jul-13 08:04:40

Don't panic everyone, I've decided against inflicting these initials on new baby. Back the the name drawing board again.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 31-Jul-13 08:13:18

I asked DS (20) about this and he looked blank. STI he said would be a different matter. Maybe it is a generational thing?!

Ihatepeas Wed 31-Jul-13 09:20:45

I'm 31 and honestly don't think it's a problem.. Have never heard a Sti refered to as vd (apart from in Friends) However on reading all the other replies here I may of lead a sheltered existence! grin

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