We love the name Seth but we're struggling to think of a suitable middle name. We think Alexander goes quite well. The only trouble is, our surname starts with a 'G', meaning his initials would spell "SAG".
Would this put you off?
If so, can you give some alternative suggestions for a middle name. I like Seth Sebastian, but hubby isn't very keen.
I think as long as the initials don't spell something offensive I wouldn't worry about it. Most of the time he'll use Seth or S. surname anyway. If the worst that can be done with his name is to call him "Saggy" then that's not so bad. I prefer Seth Alexander to Seth Sebastian, don't like the alliteration.
I wouldn't over-think it. My parents did this and I therefore go by my middle name. Every time there is an official document, I have to explain that I'm actually known by my middle name. It was a complete pain at school (start of every year, and later on, start of every year in every subject). Frankly I couldn't care less about my initials spelling something (which was as innocuous as SAG). I've even had a work colleague (supervisor) decide to use my first name as she and another member of staff both shared my middle name .
If you have a first name that you love, do you 'need' to give him a middle name? This would avoid the initials spelling a word.
I don't have one, DD doesn't as I couldn't see the need for one. It's not something that we've ever missed. DH does have a middle name that he hates. DS has a middle name that I don't really like, but it was given to him to keep MIL happy.
That's really a long winded way of saying that it seems that the majority of people that have middle names don't use them outside of official forms in day to day life. A few use them in place of their first names as an adult because they don't like their first names.
I don't think sag is that bad, I thought you meant poo, tit, ass or something. I actually don't think sag as an insult would spring to mind for kids and adults would bother with that kind of insult. Surely it rare that all names are initialised including surnames anyway.
I can think of a lot worse ones than SAG. If you have a reason to use Alexander than use it and don't worry but if not there's lots of other middle names out there or don't bother with one at all. I don't have a middle name and it makes no difference.
My DSis changed her surname when she got married, she's now BJ. Doesn't give a shit. Do people even see their initials written? I can't remember the last time I saw mine. Honestly, no one is going to give a crap, and SAG is nothing to be embarassed about. If you were thinking of Frederick Alexander Gname, then I'd understand. You might find when they get to school that they're teased for something else - glasses, wrong trainers, too brainy... you name it pisses on parade