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Old May 30th, 2017, 13:17 PM   1
Chickensoup85
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Would initials affect your name choice?


We don't know if we are having a boy or a girl but, for a girl, we have chosen the name Aubrey and I really love the middle name Rae; however, our surname begins with an S and my husband has a real issue with her initials being ARS.

Is he right? Is it really an issue??



 
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Old May 30th, 2017, 19:06 PM   2
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My husband has rude initials too - apparently barely anybody noticed as middle names rarely come up where I'm from. I think his initials are funny, but I'd personally avoid giving my children initials that spelt something.



 
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Old May 30th, 2017, 22:14 PM   3
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Maybe add a second middle name so you don't have to give up the names you really love.

Aubrey Rae Leigh S

...or something of that nature



 
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Old May 31st, 2017, 11:14 AM   5
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I don't pay much attention to initials, barely anyone even knows my middle name so I haven't let it become a big worry. Go for the names you love!



 
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Old May 31st, 2017, 18:20 PM   6
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Nope, my full initials are never used so it doesn't bother me. It's not the same but when my son was born the band JLS were popular, I hated them and those were his initials, I never wrote his initials out though so it didn't bother me.



 
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Old Jun 2nd, 2017, 06:15 AM   7
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My DD initials are MFG which in german (we're from germany) is a very commonly used abbreviation along the lines of "best regards" or "best wishes".
Literally everyone in Germany who has ever sent or received a semi-formal E-Mail connects MFG to that abbreviation. Seriously, even typing it on my iphone it wants to autocorrect to the properly written form of MFG
At first we didn't even notice but when we did we didn't let it stop us from using the names we loved. We've had like two close friends jokingly point it out but other than that noone has noticed.

If you love the names, i'd use it regardless. If it does bother you then i'd think adding a second middle name would probably be easiest and you can keep the names you love



 
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Old Jun 3rd, 2017, 15:34 PM   8
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If you love the name I'd go with it. People very rarely include middle names when using initials anyway.



 
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Old Jun 5th, 2017, 23:37 PM   9
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Maybe add a second middle name so you don't have to give up the names you really love.

Aubrey Rae Leigh S

...or something of that nature
I think this is sound advice.
I completely agree!



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Old Jun 6th, 2017, 20:07 PM   10
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I DO pay attention because my mom was asked to initial something when I was in 8th grade, and she did. Her initials are PMS. My teacher laughed hysterically at it, asking, "Your mom's initials are PMS??????" Okay, so she reacted badly, and that shouldn't have happened, but I have paid close attention to my kids' initials just in case. I don't ever want them to feel embarrassed by it. I also have a child with a first name starting with A and a last name starting with S, so I was very careful about the middle name. I chose Elizabeth.



 
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