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Would it be cruel to bestow this acronym on a baby boy.....

(41 Posts)
ostrichneck Thu 22-Oct-15 12:59:37

who will one day become a teenage boy but then one day become a man with no control over the format of his name appearance on bank cards and letters etc....?

BJ Surname....

Giraffeseyelashes Thu 22-Oct-15 13:04:59


LisbethSalandersLaptop Thu 22-Oct-15 13:05:41

yes why would you even consider it?>

AnnaMarlowe Thu 22-Oct-15 13:07:04

Stick in another middle name in between.

Lunastarfish Thu 22-Oct-15 13:07:08

Yes. Could you add another Mn so say, Benjamin Thomas John Smith?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 22-Oct-15 13:10:39

No. Know two teenage boys with those initials. Absolutely not a problem for them.

However if you're worried stick another name in.

NotAMamaYet Thu 22-Oct-15 13:11:10

Really? Cruel??

Only the immature would think it's cruel IMO

DriverSurpriseMe Thu 22-Oct-15 13:13:05

I would avoid it.

YakTriangle Thu 22-Oct-15 13:14:13

It's not that bad, but I would avoid it too.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 22-Oct-15 13:27:37

I would avoid. No one may bat an eye lid, but then again it could mean years of teasing. Why take the risk.

LisbethSalandersLaptop Thu 22-Oct-15 13:29:45

" Only the immature would think it's cruel IMO "

try telling years 4 and 5 to be 'mature' about 'BJ' then notamamayet.
When you have had a child, come back and tell us all how 'immature' we are for wanting to avoid a kid having the piss ripped out of him.

monkeyfacegrace Thu 22-Oct-15 13:29:53

BJ surname and NOBODY, literally nobody has ever mentioned it. In fact I didn't realise before this thread.

It's fine OP.

monkeyfacegrace Thu 22-Oct-15 13:31:18


Doublebubblebubble Thu 22-Oct-15 13:33:52

I would avoid too

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 22-Oct-15 13:37:08

Sorry Lisbeth but . If youre saying a 4 or 5 year old coukd be mocked with the initials BJ. Then I actually find it very concerning that a 4 or 5 year could even know what the initials BJ could potentially mean.
I mean there could be potential issues in the big school but surely not at 4 and 5 years old.

AbeSaidYes Thu 22-Oct-15 13:40:08


not at all.
My son is BJ surname. So far not one other child has commented (he's 5) and I would be surprised if they did, and only the most puerile people I know have ever commented about it. They are easy to ignore.

Etak15 Thu 22-Oct-15 13:42:19

I was just about to say the same thing do yr 4 and 5 age kids know about blowjobs?
Teenagers and immature Keith Lemmon lovers like me will find it funny though - if I see a car reg bj I automatically think blowjob!

LisbethSalandersLaptop Thu 22-Oct-15 13:42:32

Iliveinalighthouse - read my post more carefully. I said years 4 and 5, not age.

LisbethSalandersLaptop Thu 22-Oct-15 13:43:15

Mind you these days who knows grin

TheCraicDealer Thu 22-Oct-15 13:47:54

Nah I wouldn't do it. Although people may not go so far as to actually pass comment most would think, "Mhmm, interesting choice...".

sauvignonblacks Thu 22-Oct-15 13:51:21

I know of a BJ surname never been an issue for him

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 22-Oct-15 13:54:29

Oh I do apologize.

scribblegirl Thu 22-Oct-15 13:54:51

Boris Johnson's initials are BJ, he seems to have done alright.

ignores question of whether you want your child to turn out like Boris Johnson

DriverSurpriseMe Thu 22-Oct-15 15:11:52

Not strictly true, his full name is Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson grin

TaliZorah Thu 22-Oct-15 15:43:30

Don't do it, I laugh when I see those initials together!

I was going to give DS the middle name "Thomas" but when I realised he'd be "John Thomas" had to reconsider...

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