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Initials - is this cool or madness or am I overthinking

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mannequinonthemove Fri 20-Nov-15 11:50:06

If we use our first-choice name as a first name, and our second-choice name as a middle name, it spells out a likely abbreviation of the first name.

So for example (these aren't the names, but same principle) Thomas Oliver Murphy - giving a kid who will most likely be called Tom the initials T.O.M.

Is that bonkers or a cool bonus if he ever wants to get a monogrammed satchel?

Whathaveilost Fri 20-Nov-15 11:51:16

You really are overthinking it IMO!

KnockMeDown Fri 20-Nov-15 11:51:53

I think it's fine! There are so many worse things that you could end up with, I wouldn't worry.

mannequinonthemove Fri 20-Nov-15 11:52:34

Hahaha thanks. I think I'd quite like it if my parents had done it for me...

Knitella Fri 20-Nov-15 13:55:14

I like it!

Just have a think about whether you might like to use the second choice name for another baby.

GothJoose Fri 20-Nov-15 15:00:45

Cool bonus!! star

YouMakeMyDreams Fri 20-Nov-15 15:15:46

My initials spell out the diminutive of my name. Used to think it was pretty cool as a kid.

Whathaveilost Fri 20-Nov-15 17:37:43

Thinking about it, my maiden name spelled a name. I was I. high school when I realised. One of the girls was given a shirt lived nick name of Elsie because her initials were L C. I got called May because my name was Melissa Ann Y...... ( I'm not going to out myself completely!)

It wasn't really cool or a big deal, just 'oh yeah'

Paddingtonthebear Fri 20-Nov-15 17:44:24

My child is three and I've never thought about her initials until now confused

nether Fri 20-Nov-15 17:59:13

I know a Dan whose initials are D.A.N.

I think it's rather nice.

If I thought about it, I might think it was a bit contrived. Tbh though, I probably wouldn't notice/think about it!

ICantSpellNoffink Fri 20-Nov-15 22:40:27

Cool. smile

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Fri 20-Nov-15 23:13:37

My son has a similar thing. He thinks its awesome.

Most people don't notice it.

BikeRunSki Fri 20-Nov-15 23:16:48


I one knew a Samuel Andrew Miles Surname, know as Sam - Sam Surname and SAM Surname. I thought it was cool...

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sat 21-Nov-15 00:11:35

My brother's initials spell out SAM too, his first name is Simon though. My mum really hoped he'd get the nickname of Sam but it never happened.

DH's cousins initials spell ART, that is a nickname that stuck. His grandad always calls him Art or Arty.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Sat 21-Nov-15 13:09:02

I chuckle when I see it (I see a lot of names at work) but not in a mean way, just wonder if it was deliberate or accidental.

As someone with initials that I hate and get teased about, I deliberately use my full ones when I can (eg IT and chose to include Middle name so IAT, those aren't my real ones btw). So if you chose TOM initials I would make sure his first and last name initials are inoffensive so he has s choice.

Minty82 Sat 21-Nov-15 13:14:25

This would have happened if we'd called DS what we originally intended to - he was going to be called Zachary and his initials would have been Zak. Which we thought was kind of a cool coincidence, except that I actually prefer the spelling Zach. Then for a while he was nearly Jacob with the initials JAK; so I guess he could have gone by Jack or Jake...but in the end he's neither.

villainousbroodmare Sat 21-Nov-15 16:22:43


LynetteScavo Sat 21-Nov-15 19:52:17

I think it's a bonus!

ChippyMinton Sat 21-Nov-15 20:07:06

If you do it for your first DC you will have to do it for any future siblings.

I like it.

MrsHathaway Sat 21-Nov-15 21:23:47

What Chippy said.

I think it's a bit gimmicky but I am very hung up on initials (a profession that uses them a lot).

DB is M R (surname) which was mildly amusing when he was Mr M R (surname) and still amusing now that he's Dr M R (surname). That is, I find it amusing. I'm not sure he does ...

Paperm0ver Sat 21-Nov-15 21:31:20

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BikeRunSki Sun 22-Nov-15 00:08:26

My dad was Mr MR Surname. Always made us chuckle. I also know a Dr DR Surname.

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sun 22-Nov-15 00:14:22

I know a Megan with initials MEG. I think it's pretty cool. She however thinks it's the coolest thing EVER and is the envy of all her friends apparently. (She's 7)

BikeRunSki Sun 22-Nov-15 00:23:31

Actually, I have just realised I also know a Megan whose initials were MEG before she got married.

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