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(22 Posts)
FoxgloveStar Fri 05-Feb-16 06:44:13

We are set on a middle name which gives the initials "X"OW. Now, there a number of letters for first names I think this rules out e.g COW!!

Our favourite first name leaves us with WOW, which I realise has a comedy aspect but we haven't come up with any other boys names we like so far. I think we'll find it difficult to shift now as this name is sticking.

Any thoughts? How much do initials matter?

Also anyone have thoughts on a first and surname combo with lots of Ws in it? I think it has a great ring, similar sound to William Wordsworth but I think others might think it's a bit much.

ChalkHearts Fri 05-Feb-16 06:46:55

Wow are great initials! Go for it.

My DD actually changed her middle name to get initials which made a cool word.

PicnicPie Fri 05-Feb-16 07:02:22

I love those initials.

HelpfulChap Fri 05-Feb-16 07:06:53

Have two middle names. Lots of cool words to me made there

LastOneDancing Fri 05-Feb-16 07:11:12

WOW are fun initials!

My DH suggested a name with the initials FCK.

No DH. No.

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Feb-16 07:12:01

I think it's great. Distinctive at least!

mrsschu Fri 05-Feb-16 07:37:34

WOW as a set of initials is pretty cool IMO! Also my initials are never, ever used. I know lots of people will come on and say how their initials are used frequently but I have never been in a situation where I was referred to by my initials. And using a middle initial routinely would be even more unusual, no?

StitchesInTime Fri 05-Feb-16 07:39:41

I like WOW grin

TheDowagerCuntess Fri 05-Feb-16 07:47:56

Are you kidding?! It's fantastic!

DS has a friend who's WW - not sure of his middle name - very distinctive, in a good way.

Missindesicive Fri 05-Feb-16 08:02:10

I think wow makes his initials very positive! smile

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 05-Feb-16 08:03:15

Awesome - he'll use it as a pick up line though

LillyBugg Fri 05-Feb-16 08:03:23

My DS is BAT. We were set on 'AT' so it rather limited us in having initials that didn't spell anything. I'd say go with it. It'll be fine.

Fourormore Fri 05-Feb-16 08:03:34

They're great initials!

GrimmauldPlace Fri 05-Feb-16 08:08:33

My DD's initials are RAT blush We didn't even notice until a couple of months after we registered her. She's 3 now and it's never been mentioned by anyone. Her initials are rarely used. I have 3 middle names so I've never written my initials with my middle names included.

I say go for it. WOW is pretty cool anyway!

FoxgloveStar Fri 05-Feb-16 08:08:45

Thanks for the positive responses folks. Knowing my geek friends, I'm sure I'll be asked if its a World of Warcraft reference, but I think I can cope with that!!

Armywifelife Fri 05-Feb-16 09:00:08

My initials were CAT and I always loved it! I actually miss them after getting married!
My DM tells me that she wanted the name Francesca for me but couldn't face giving me FAT grin

PizzaConnoisseur Fri 05-Feb-16 09:04:20

Who really uses initials in this day and age? I think it's a non-issue mostly. In the playground these days they have far more interesting things to talk about.

Thatrabbittrickedme Fri 05-Feb-16 09:25:14

Initials are used a lot in the workplace for minutes/action logs etc. In our company you only use the middle initial if there is more than one person with the same initials. I'd avoid COW though....

cornishglos Fri 05-Feb-16 12:54:23

Cool. My nephew is ZAP.

jamtartandcustard Fri 05-Feb-16 13:50:12

I like it. When I got married my daughter decided to take her step-dads surname and rather then be known by her beautiful feminine name, she is known as BOB - her new initials.

BackforGood Fri 05-Feb-16 14:10:51

If anybody does notice (and how many of us know what another person's middle name is?) then actually it's not a bad thing to be "wow", so I'd use the names smile

QueenofallIsee Fri 05-Feb-16 14:15:45

My NN is the sound my initials make together, nowt wrong with that!

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