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post #21 of 33
initials are a big consideration in naming my LO. My favorite names end up with the initials MAD or SAD.
Dh's mom's initials were SAD and she truly had a very sad life. There are some very intense tempers in the family and I don't think adding the MAD initials would help with that either!

I wouldn't think twice about first and middle initials, though.
post #22 of 33
This is why I never, ever, tell anyone our chosen names beforehand...

B.O.? I think you're just fine.

Our last name starts with K. I wouldn't give a child the initials F.U. to go with that, but other than that, I can't see being too worried about it!
post #23 of 33
I don't see anything wrong with the initials B.O. - and he could always go by the nickname "Bo" if he felt like it. The only person I ever knew who was teased about initials in school (middle school mainly) had the initials P.M.S., was a girl, and had a tendency to come across rather like her initials at times...

So, I'd be careful about P.M.S. or F.U.K./A.S.S. (mentioned upthread) or something else blatantly obvious or obscene, but really, name teasing will probably happen no matter what. A kid will do something stupid that rhymes with his name and it'll stick and nearly any name can be twisted into *something* to tease someone with by a clever bully.

There's no foolproof way to "bully-proof" your child's name - just use common sense and be prepared (no matter what you name your child) to help him/her deal with teasing during the school years. If it isn't teasing because of their name it'll be glasses or freckles or the way he/she walks.
post #24 of 33
I'm pretty sensitive to teasing potential, but I think you're fine.

"B.O." is really a term from your parents' generation. No one I know says it or ever has.
post #25 of 33
I don't think it's a big deal at all. But that's coming from the lady that is going to name her child that'll have initials PJP (PP). I just can't let initials ruin a name for me, unless it spells out something really bad (F.U._, A.S._, etc).
post #26 of 33
Oh, and my grandma's initials are BJO ... so she has the 'worst' of both worlds -- BJ & BO and it's never been an issue for her!
post #27 of 33
i dont think BO is such a big deal. I mean regardless of what you name your child kids will find something to pick at and make fun of... maybe something rhymes with it or whatever. its what kids do. and if and when that stage happens it doesnt last forever.

btw my DS initials are DSL.....high speed internet lol
post #28 of 33
My best friend, who had a baby in February, intentionally gave him the initials B.O. in honor of Barack Obama. So you never know what it will mean to someone. Is your family all Republican, by any chance?
post #29 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much you guys for taking the time to give your feedback! I kinda knew it was ridiculous to fret about it, lol, but it is nice to know the general consensus on the matter going in!! I really do love the name, so I'm pretty sure it's gonna stick whether g-pa and step-g-ma like it or not. Ha!
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by AmyKT View Post
My best friend, who had a baby in February, intentionally gave him the initials B.O. in honor of Barack Obama. So you never know what it will mean to someone. Is your family all Republican, by any chance?
And yes, my mom, dad, step-mom are ALL Republicans -- I'm sure they didn't even consider the Barack Obama angle, lol, but I just might point that out with pride and then kick back and enjoy the looks of horror on their faces. It would be fair, I think, considering the angst they put me through over my pretty baby name... :
post #31 of 33
I have a friend who realised after naming thier baby Solomon that his initials spelled SCAB. So they changed the order of his name and his intials are now CSAB but he still goes by Solomon. So that is another possibility.

75% of the men in my family are called by their middle names.
post #32 of 33
I think BO is great. Just say "if its bully proof enough for someone to become the President of the United States of America"......

DH and I are very Liberal and come from families of Republicans and if we have a boy it will be Carter Clinton. Our families will freak LOL!!!! We didnt choose the name because of the political inuendo, although that is a plus! Carter because we like it and Clinton because it was DH's grandpa's name.
post #33 of 33
I would still use the name,...I wouldn't worry about the first and middle initials. First and last, maybe. I really didn't even know most people's middle names in school.
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