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Would these initials put you off? (Baby names)

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WiIdfire Fri 26-Jun-15 17:56:47

Our choice of girls names would give the initials BAD. Would that be a problem or am I overthinking it?

On a separate note, I'm thinking of Toby for if it is a boy, but I don't really like Tobias. Can Toby be short for anything else? Just to give him options when he's older.

Sophronia Fri 26-Jun-15 18:08:22

Could you add a second middle name?

Toby could also be short for Tobin or Tobiah.

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Fri 26-Jun-15 18:16:00

You cannot use the initials BAD. It's just inviting mockery.

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 26-Jun-15 18:19:26

I don't think those initials would put me off a name I loved.

Love Tobin for nn Toby.

33goingon64 Fri 26-Jun-15 18:22:13

I'm similarly assuming I shouldn't use a name that spells PIG. For me I think I just can't do it.

CamelHump Fri 26-Jun-15 18:23:22

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ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 26-Jun-15 18:34:13

BAD I think I'd avoid. Can you put an extra middle name in?

I have a Toby full name Tobias, no one realised his full name - including my DM and the boy himself - until he was about 6. I always thought if he didn't like Toby, he'd probably call himself by his middle name rather than Tobias, which is similar to Toby.

VixxFace Fri 26-Jun-15 18:34:25

Bad is well bad. Don't do it.

nancy75 Fri 26-Jun-15 18:36:47

Nobody cares, honestly my initials are much worse and nobody cares,

usualsuspect333 Fri 26-Jun-15 18:45:08

No one will care. I think the initials BAD are quite cool anyway.

WiIdfire Fri 26-Jun-15 20:59:00

Thanks for the opinions. Our second choice gives BED which Im not sure is better, especially when teenaged :-)
I think we'll look again. A second middle name could work, but I'm not so keen. No particular reason.

I like Tobin - thanks!

Finola1step Fri 26-Jun-15 21:02:19

You could just choose a middle name that doesn't begin with a vowel.

Toby on its own is v nice.

WiIdfire Fri 26-Jun-15 21:04:04

Yes I think a non-vowel is the answer. I might have to avoid BJ D aswell though!!!

Finola1step Fri 26-Jun-15 21:38:33

Definitely not Joanne, Josephine, Jemima et al as a middle name wink

ashesandfire Fri 26-Jun-15 22:00:01

My girl's initials are BG so we avoided vowel mns, I didn't want her initials to spell BAG, BEG, BIG, BOG or BUG! Also avoided J for obvious reasons!

Springtimemama Fri 26-Jun-15 22:08:25

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TattieHowkerz Fri 26-Jun-15 22:24:40

Please think carefully about calling your child Tobin. To me, and a lot of people, it just means serial killer sad

FraggleHair Fri 26-Jun-15 22:35:16

I wouldn't be one bit bothered by the initials BAD.

STD yes, BAD no.

WiIdfire Sat 27-Jun-15 06:25:20

Ha! Yes, my first choice of Simon Thomas D... didnt last very long.

I definitely dont want serial killer. Off the list again I guess...

Purl1Knit1 Sat 27-Jun-15 07:09:15

Can you just swap the order of the names, so it's ABD, but use the middle name as the main name?

Mehitabel6 Sat 27-Jun-15 07:19:57

I wouldn't do it to them. Choose a different middle name.

HighOverTheFenceLeapsSunnyJim Sat 27-Jun-15 11:45:13

Don't use the middle name as the main name, that's what DH has & it is a right pain.

I wouldn't be bothered by BAD. I would avoid STD though, and BJD.

littlejohnnydory Sat 27-Jun-15 22:44:21

I wouldn't use BAD. I'd add another middle name. Am I the only one who has no idea why BJG is a problem? DH doesn't know either. I'm guessing it's something rude.

Lucaslovesfelicity Sat 27-Jun-15 23:00:51


GinUpGirl Sat 27-Jun-15 23:06:22

Everyone has problems with BJ because blow jobs, but in reality, I've known HUNDREDS of Benjamin John's (etc) and noone has ever been thick enough to be fussed - including sex obsessed teenagers.

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