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How important are initials?

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Sexnotgender Thu 03-Jan-19 19:06:48

We have 99% decided on a name.

The initials will be GIT, is that an issue?

Considering throwing in a second middle name that I love to change it to GFIT.

Or does it not matter?

Disfordarkchocolate Thu 03-Jan-19 19:07:58

You may only notice when they get post (don't ask why I know this!)

whassupmissus Thu 03-Jan-19 19:08:49

Don't do it

OhioOhioOhio Thu 03-Jan-19 19:10:08

How could you not think that mattered?

SoyDora Thu 03-Jan-19 19:10:16

I generally say it doesn’t matter but GIT is pretty rubbish. I wouldn’t do it.

Whdidjbehs71 Thu 03-Jan-19 19:11:56

My friend got a tattoo of her granny’s initials after her granny died... and it was E.G.G, awful! Initials definitely matter!

Sexnotgender Thu 03-Jan-19 19:11:58

How could you not think that mattered?

That’s why I’m asking...

It bothers me a little but I wasn’t sure if I was bothering over nothing.

Tulipvase Thu 03-Jan-19 19:16:30

It absolutely matters!

One of the name combinations I liked would have been G.O.D...

My brother was nearly F.A.G.....

I have an Ella and we were close calling her brother Sam....

Sam and Ella.......

Torsz Thu 03-Jan-19 19:16:40

I wouldn't do it - we've even ruled out names which would make it CAR purely as we don't want it to spell a word!

Laska2Meryls Thu 03-Jan-19 19:17:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CloserIAm2Fine Thu 03-Jan-19 19:27:40

Don’t do it!

If it was an inoffensive word then fine but don’t call your child a Git!

I hate my initials, I used to get lots of comments on them and they’re used daily at work, I had one horrible manager who would laugh every time she had to write or say them angry I’m I’m my 30s and still haven’t forgiven my parents

EloisaJane Thu 03-Jan-19 19:31:13

grin course it matters. Def add another middle name.

GoJohnnyGoGoGoGo Thu 03-Jan-19 19:31:18

I use my initials every day at work as that is how we assign/sign our names. One of my colleagues is WBJ. It raises the odd eyebrow.

Sexnotgender Thu 03-Jan-19 19:31:57

Thank you! You’ve confirmed my concerns are founded. I wasn’t sure if I was being overly precious blush

DuggeesWooOOooggle Thu 03-Jan-19 19:33:00

I was going to say why is the name something like Thomas William Archibald Taylor, but actually it's nearly as bad grin

Honestly OP don't do it, your child will be ribbed mercilessly at school and will forever be called 'git'.

KittiKat Thu 03-Jan-19 19:34:25

My sister was going to call her daughter a name that would have had the initials V.D. It had never occurred to her about initials but oh my, the poor daughter would have had one horrible school life.

DuggeesWooOOooggle Thu 03-Jan-19 19:35:26

What's controversial about WBJ, Gojohnny? confused

Hundredacrewoods Thu 03-Jan-19 19:35:40

In my first office job our email addresses were [three initials]@...

Laska2Meryls Thu 03-Jan-19 19:36:22

I have just asked for my post above to be deleted .Not only because it may be outing ,but also because seeing it written down ( the name the bullies called my son because of his initials) , is upsetting even after all these years ..

Sexnotgender Thu 03-Jan-19 19:37:40

I’m sorry Laska it’s understandable it upsets you.

Bottomplasters Thu 03-Jan-19 19:39:30

Surely bullies will bully over something so if not initials then something else

strawberrypenguin Thu 03-Jan-19 19:40:57

I'd add the second middle name in. Sometimes initials do get used so it is worth thinking about

CarrieBlu Thu 03-Jan-19 19:45:57

A male friend of mine had the initials BJDJ. It certainly atttacted some comments at school.

Marcipex Thu 03-Jan-19 19:51:54

I know an ADHD. His parents are both primary teachers (and distant relatives). I've always thought they must have done it on purpose.
Yes, it matters.

Belindabauer Thu 03-Jan-19 20:04:56

Yes we are often referred to by initials at work so I would not do it.

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