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Initials MEAT for a girl?

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lwfh Thu 01-Oct-09 11:36:24


I am 29 weeks pregnant with a girl.

We live in a Spanish speaking country and are pretty sure that we would like to call her Magdalena.

We are still thinking about a middle name.

Lots of options, but today we thought of Eloisa.

We both like it, but I am a bit concerned about giving the baby the initials MEAT (DH's surname is two words, AT).

Although clearly not an issue while we are in a Spanish speaking country, but I guess that we might return to the UK.

Any thoughts.

clop Thu 01-Oct-09 12:07:39

I don't think it'd be a problem, full initials not used that much anyway.

What is your husband's fathers surname -- isn't that the only surname she'd use in UK? Probably just use the first initial if it has to be a 2 word surname.

Word of warning: Beware of people who can't get 2 word surnames, they will assume first part is just another middle name.

norktasticninja Thu 01-Oct-09 12:12:30

MEAT is a rather unfortunate set of initials, I really wouldn't do it.

Whilst Magdalena and Eloisa are both beautiful names I find the two a endings a bit much together.

nancy75 Thu 01-Oct-09 12:16:00

unless the initials spell out something really awful i really wouldn't worry about it. i have a rather unfortunate set of initials, and occassionally had the ha ha do you know your initials spell ---. but is has never been a problem (mine are worse than meat!)

seeker Thu 01-Oct-09 12:19:59

I wouldn't. As they get older, they often scribble their initials on things - my dd's friends are amused in a friendly way that her initials are GFI (Go For It), but I think if they spelled a pronouncable word they would use it as a nickname. which wouldn't be much fun.

lwfh Thu 01-Oct-09 12:20:46


Yes, I agree that MAT or MA are more likely to be used, and these are both fine.

But no, AT is the full surname, and on all the documents, it's my husband's father's father's and mother's names.

Yes, I agree with the 2 word surname problem - here women generally don't take their husband's surname at all and so when I get post from the UK to Mrs T it feels doubley wrong!

lwfh Thu 01-Oct-09 12:23:52

oh cross posts with lots of other replies, thanks for the comments, so generally the opinion is probably not. Thanks.

Also, ending in a - really common for girls names in Spanish so I think that this is probably less of a problem here. But worth considering, thanks.

campion Thu 01-Oct-09 13:41:25

Why not give her 3 names ( not that unusual)? We did this for DS2 and it's not a problem.

lwfh Thu 01-Oct-09 15:31:16

oooh, now that's an idea, but with two surnames already it might turn into quite a mouthful for a little tiny baby.

LilRedWG Thu 01-Oct-09 15:33:46

How about Louisa instead of Eloisa. TBH the words fresh-meat come to mind with those initials, not particularly good.

I love Magdelana!

campion Thu 01-Oct-09 15:37:15

Little tiny babies can't talk, y'know wink!!

It'll be distinguished.

dizzydixies Thu 01-Oct-09 15:51:25

LWFH - I managed to get DD2 with the initials ARCD which to some might come out as arked but here its arsed grin

LOVING Magdelana btw smile

lwfh Thu 01-Oct-09 18:02:28

LilRedWG - good idea! but part of the reason for liking Eloisa is that it is the direct translation of Alison, which Louisa wouldn't be.

Also DH is very definite that English sounding names would not sound good with his surname (very Spanish sounding) so I am not sure that he would agree

Finally, I was going to say that as an English name it's not on the list of approved names here but in fact I see that it is, so that's not an issue. OK

campion do you think that 16 syllables in total is OK? I will run this idea past DH.

Hi dizzy!

questioneverything Thu 01-Oct-09 18:08:59

I would not do it.

dizzydixies Thu 01-Oct-09 18:52:52

longway what about Alyssa? would that help if the initials were MAAT?

GoppingOtter Thu 01-Oct-09 22:33:50

meat - possibly NOT but i am vegetarian

campion Fri 02-Oct-09 00:42:16

It'd improve her speech no end,lwfh!

How often do you have to say your full name to anyone, anyway?

Just make it a one syllable name and there's not much difference.You also get to use another name ( which is good if you have lots of names you like )smile

GoppingOtter Sat 03-Oct-09 20:53:30

gorgeous name though so i might.......

cityangel Sat 03-Oct-09 23:42:25

I would find a way round the initials. If its coming up now its bound to in the future

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