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Settle a debate - is it okay to give a child these initials?

(66 Posts)
NamechangeMcNameChangerson Fri 24-Nov-17 20:56:29


My DH and I are locked in name negotiations. He thinks it is absolutely fine to give a little boy the initials PNS. I think he will get called "Penis" at school and maybe through adulthood. Thoughts?!

Helpotron3000 Fri 24-Nov-17 21:00:50

I'm with him, it's fine

EduCated Fri 24-Nov-17 21:02:23

It wouldn't have occurred to me had you not pointed it out.

ohhelpohnoitsa Fri 24-Nov-17 21:02:46

I'm with you. I see penis too.

ButterflyForest Fri 24-Nov-17 21:02:51

I very much doubt that children at school would work out other children's initials and then think about what they might mean. This never happened at my schoolwink

I think you're safe with those initials. Although, don't use the name with the initials if that's all you're going to think about.

turquoise88 Fri 24-Nov-17 21:03:04

At what point will he need to record his initials in that form at school? Or anywhere else for that matter? It's a non-issue. It's fine.

MyBrilliantDisguise Fri 24-Nov-17 21:03:11

I would avoid that!

Katescurios Fri 24-Nov-17 21:03:55

That's fine, thought it was going to be an actual word like ASS

BikeRunSki Fri 24-Nov-17 21:04:06

I’d say it was fine

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Fri 24-Nov-17 21:04:36

Absolutely fine I don't think anyone I have met since leaving school knows my middle name, it literally never comes up and I don't think I am that unusual.

Biggreygoose Fri 24-Nov-17 21:05:50

To those saying it won't happen...

There was a kid with the initials GGP.

Nickname 'Horsepiss'

It's gonna happen.

ByThePowerOfRa Fri 24-Nov-17 21:06:40

I think it’s fine. I would have to think about it before I knew what any of my friends’ initials are.

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Fri 24-Nov-17 21:08:50

Am I being dense I don't understand the GGP horse reference so not sure how a child would?? Unless I am missing something very obvious.

Biggreygoose Fri 24-Nov-17 21:10:47

Gee gee pee..... ?

Ecureuil Fri 24-Nov-17 21:11:47

It’s fine.
What’s a gee gee?

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Fri 24-Nov-17 21:12:50

A gee gee???

BikeRunSki Fri 24-Nov-17 21:13:46

“Gee gee” is old slang for horse, particularly racehorses.

NamechangeMcNameChangerson Fri 24-Nov-17 21:16:34

I know all of my friends' initials. They would often be used as identifiers at school, and there was a girl with the initials SOK who was known as SOK ("Sock") or Socky. I don't think too many kids would miss something this obvious as I've seen far more ingenious creations...

@Biggreygoose Horse piss... grin

In my workplace they are also used everywhere as identifiers. If I saw PNS I would stifle a giggle.

Biggreygoose Fri 24-Nov-17 21:17:07

Old hmm

Thank fuck someone else got it, thought I was going mental....

Still, kids can be mighty inventive when it comes to insults and nicknames. PNS is very close to penis, I would avoid it if I could.

Toomanycats99 Fri 24-Nov-17 21:17:34

School near me has standard uniform rucksack with initials embroidered on it.......they are out there for everyone to see.......

DramaAlpaca Fri 24-Nov-17 21:19:06

I see it too OP. I'd avoid.

NamechangeMcNameChangerson Fri 24-Nov-17 21:20:40

I wonder if Mumsnet readers are looking at this without a sufficiently juvenile mind... I'm blessed with one, so I feel I'm in a good position to assess this...!

I have a family member who had to actually change the spelling of his name because of an interpretation from all of the other kids that no adult would ever have thought of... PNS seems to me to hand it over on a plate...

Awwlookatmybabyspider Fri 24-Nov-17 21:20:41

As pp says. I wouldn't have noticed if you'd not point it out. However other may get on to it, so. No I don't think I'd risk it. TBH

itshappening Fri 24-Nov-17 21:24:58

I wouldn't do it OP, for one thing I could never unsee it myself once I had noticed it!

Biggreygoose Fri 24-Nov-17 21:25:41

@namechange I like to think it's because we obviously went to schools that encouraged free and imaginative thinking. grin

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