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Catcheronthesly Thu 03-Nov-16 17:47:18

Would you use the initials WC? It would be for a boy and would most likely be WAC or WRC in full. We're not 100% set on names yet, but this was the front runner until I just thought about initials!

Do you think WC is still in use much? Do you think they'd get teased as a child or be embarrassed as an adult?

We also don't know what we're having so this may be irrelevant........?

I'd be grateful for any opinions (I'm driving myself mad with the worry of using the wrong name!)

WanderingTrolley1 Thu 03-Nov-16 17:48:00

I wouldn't, in all honesty.

Catcheronthesly Thu 03-Nov-16 17:50:36

I thought that might be the opinion, but it's just so hard picking a name that we both like!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 03-Nov-16 19:06:54

He will be nick named Boggy ! 😄

Xmasfairy86 Thu 03-Nov-16 19:08:49

My initials are ELF, no one notices.

If you like the names, go for it

BugPlaster Thu 03-Nov-16 19:09:58

So many toilet signs are still WC (although I think it's old fashioned) I don't think it's worth the hassle.

CleverQuacks Thu 03-Nov-16 19:11:35

I don't think my kids would know what WC means if I asked them so I would go for it.

SpunkyMummy Thu 03-Nov-16 19:39:20

No, I really wouldn't.

But maybe WIC, WDC or something?

If I were to see WDC I'd think of Washington, D.C. Which is better than WC, at least imo grin

chickychickyparmparm Thu 03-Nov-16 19:43:37

Do people even say WC? I've never in my life seen or heard it used except in two instances: very old people, and some real estate listings.

Heratnumber7 Thu 03-Nov-16 19:44:19

It didn't do WC Grace any harm, but I don't think I would.

SpunkyMummy Thu 03-Nov-16 20:00:44

chicky I have heard the term WC (in the U.K.)

gillybeanz Thu 03-Nov-16 20:03:37

I wouldn't because people don't tend to use middle name/ know a person's middle name, they'd just think WC, toilet etc
maybe call him Loo Loo.

glitterandtinsel Thu 03-Nov-16 20:18:09

We have a c surname and made the decision not to have wc initials.

Catcheronthesly Thu 03-Nov-16 20:43:01

I'm still undecided!

Bellaposey Thu 03-Nov-16 21:22:27

My cousin is WC and none of his friends/classmates have ever commented on it. The only ones who have are the elderly!

Sophronia Thu 03-Nov-16 22:22:55

I think it's fine

BonjourMinou Thu 03-Nov-16 22:27:45

Don't know anyone who calls a toilet a WC! And I thought you were suggesting calling him Winston Churchill at first blush Sure you'll be fine!

imnervous Thu 03-Nov-16 22:34:51

My DC is WC and he thinks it's hilarious grin

pissedglitter Thu 03-Nov-16 22:35:06

WC is my husbands initials
He has never had any problems with it in 36 years

Catcheronthesly Fri 04-Nov-16 00:25:06

Hmmm, this is starting to sound more positive, especially since some of you know WC's!

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 04-Nov-16 07:20:49

No way. At work people often are known (on paper) by their initials and how embarrassing to be known as WC, toilet!

CordeliaFrost Fri 04-Nov-16 18:37:51

Well it didn't do Winston Churchill any harm, and the term 'water closet' (WC) was around during his lifetime!

Pipilangstrumpf Sat 05-Nov-16 11:38:01

How do you know it didn't do him any harm or that he was teased as a boy/teenager for being WC?

LauraPalmersBodybag Sat 05-Nov-16 11:43:51

My husband is a WC. I don't think it ever came up at school or bothered him. I think we all look too hard for things that will make our child stand out - children tease each other irregardless, I wouldn't overthink it.

Fruitboxjury Sat 05-Nov-16 11:49:52

If it's good enough for Churchill....

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