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Thread: Letterplay Rules in naming
August 4th, 2012 01:11 AM #1
Letterplay Rules in naming
Our last name starts with O. I have always been a bit iffy of choosing names that spell bad initials (ie. POO), but I am wondering what opinions the berries have on the first and last names. For example: B_O, F_O, H_O, P_O. We named our first son HKO knowing his first/last initials would be HO and it didn't both us, but I would have been more reluctant if it had been our daughter (Particularly because we didn't give her a middle name, and don't plan on giving them to future daughters either). What do you all think, am I being oversensitive or does it really not matter?Mom to Henry, Mollie, Gideon, and expecting Clark Ebenezer in November.
August 4th, 2012 01:33 AM #3
Honestly I think the importance of initials is seriously overplayed. As long as your kid's initials don't spell a swear or a slur, you're fine.
August 5th, 2012 04:43 AM #5Senior Member
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How often are initials actually used? I work at a preschool and we always write the full first name and the last name initial, but only if someone else shares the same name.
I think it would be terribly different if the initials were h.o.e for example. Kids at school would see h.o and probably think if Santa Claus.
Although I'm glad to see that you check first, just to be on the safe side. If my parents gave me a middle starting with A, my initials would have been g.a.s lol
August 5th, 2012 09:04 AM #7
My last initial is S. so I've thrown a couple names away for P.M.S and A.S.S.
Initials do show up--in monograms, automatically created work email addresses, "initial here" on contracts.Neutral words are fine, but j like to avoid anything overridingly negative
August 6th, 2012 12:49 PM #9
I do pay attention to letterplay (both between first, middle, and last and between just first and last names) when forming combos. I just don't want my children's initials or monograms to be embarrassing, negative, or ugly.