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How worried do you get about initials?

My husband is always saying "but if we use that then the initials say..." or "if she married someone with the last name .... her initials would be ...."

examples of this would be REM, BAM, SAM, etc. I wouldn't want to have initials that said a bad word or something, but I really just don't think it matters if the initials spell something like BAM...

Then trying to figure it out with the whole alphabet of marriage possibilities?

...Do any of you pay attention to this stuff? If so what are some of the funny ones you found?

... in hubby's defense he did realize one potential name said "DAM" LOL


Asked by angelm523 at 11:44 AM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Baby Names

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  • ok i got very worried about it with my daughter herr are SNH nothing werid but mine are APE yeah like a freakin monkey lol so yes i get worried about it cuz im 22 and i remember the day i realized wow thats what mine spell i was in 4th grade at lunch and i remember making a diffrent middle name up

    Answer by Ashley2810 at 7:36 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Yes, at least my husband does. I really wanted to name my son Noah Alexander and our last name is Gibson. So that spells My husband didn't like that, and he didn't like Noah at all either.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 11:48 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • i've never paid attention to initials

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 11:45 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I don't think I paid attention, it's hard enough finding a name we both agreed on - I can't imagine having to start over because of initials. However, if I did notice something like ASS, I would probbly think twice.

    Answer by amybaby_19 at 11:46 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I have thought about it but not too much and it didn't effect our sons name at all.

    Answer by choco_mom at 11:46 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • My daughters initials are CAB.

    Chloe Amber B....

    I've thought about it, but, I love her name.

    Answer by Chloesmom1126 at 11:49 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • We both took initials into account. First, children do notice the initials and second, what if you wish to put their initials on a back pack or some other you want it to say DAM? or even BAM? I would consider this.

    Answer by spottedpony at 11:50 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I never wanted my kids initials to spell anything. So their middle names do not start with a vowel.

    Answer by Proud_Mommy05 at 11:52 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • My husband's initials are ASK. My daughter has a friend whose initials are ASS. I'd rather ASK than ASS. Kids can be very cruel with nicknames so watch what you call the kid, whether it's nicknames or initials.

    Answer by robinkane at 11:56 AM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • my nieces initials are ILL

    Answer by Dianakk at 1:23 PM on Feb. 8, 2011