So we now have a girl name we like, but the problem (maybe) is that the initials spell a word. ACT. The name is Ardis Clare. Would this bother you? It is not a bad word, but. The middle is a family name I love so I am not wild about replacing it. Thoughts?
Naming and initials help
ACT is def not bad.
My initials before marriage were BRA...it was horrible. I got made fun of in school if anybody noticed. I mean it was not the end of the world but I hated it. I make sure to pay attention to my kids initials before I name them now b/c I don't want them to have the same trouble. When I got married I couldnt wait to drop my middle name, so now I'm BAH. I wouldn't worry about ACT though!
I don't think that ACT is a problem at all. My initials used to spell CAT (my first name is Christina, even though I go by Tina) and I loved it!
Unfortunately, when I got married, I decided to take DH's last name and keep my maiden name for a second middle name. Didn't really think it through.....Now my initials are CATP (cat pee). Oops, at least I'm old enough now to see the humor in it!
ACT is definitely benign. DS's initials are EEL. We noticed when we were thinking through baby names, but his first name is the only one we could agree on, and his middle name is a family name that DH really wanted to use. I suppose it'll only really be noticed when he's signing legal documents, so we decided just to go for it.
I had a friend growing up whose parents wanted to name their son Ian Allen N-----. His name would have been the same as his initials. The affinity for initials must have been passed to her sister, cause she named her daughter Megan Elaine G----. But I don't think most people pay that much attention.
That is awesome
My pre-marriage initials were BAD....and you can be sure people totally caught on and made fun. Hell, even as a grown up, people would ask my middle name, realize the initials and crack a joke, like they were the first ones to think of it
Kudos to you, OP for thinking about it!!