|View Poll Results: Would you name baby with initials "BM"??|
|Yes - "BM" as initials are no big deal.||53||55.21%|
|No - "BM" is not acceptable||41||42.71%|
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married to Mike Mama to my furry babies just gave birth to our first DS.
Our last name combines for some real doozies, so we've had to nix some really good first names in the past. It is what it is, you know?
She married into the initials, though, so it might be a bit different.
Most kids don't use the phrase "BM," so it might not really be an issue. I remember learning what a BM was, and saying, "Hey, mom, those are you initials!" but by then I was already old enough that it wasn't really all that funny. I don't know of anyone who uses the phrase "BM" in their daily language anyway.
And really, you never know what horrific thing is going to suddenly have a commonly accepted acronym next. No initials are safe! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!
I think their biggest thing would be people tagging an X or W on the end if anything at all and that's not really a horrible thing (compared to the bowel movement one lol)
(my daughter will be MD... but I doubt anyone will ever think of doctor. My other daughter and my son are MJ... and not going to get Michael Jackson or marijuana references. I grew up MC... the ONLY person to joke about MC Hammer was a friend of mine whose last name was Hammer and it was just a humorous observation that together we were MC Hammer.)
It depends on how important the name is to you. Personally, I don't think initials are a huge deal.
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married to DH (2003) mama to DD(Nov 2008) & DS (Mar 2011)
I've never gotten any comments that I can think of. Though my last name is a Mc name, and when I initial stuff I write "BMc"
Banana, doula wife to Papa Banana and mother to Banana One, Banana Two, Banana Three, Banana Four...
anyway, a lot of people might not notice and depending on the kid, there could be a time during their childhood where they find it HILARIOUS. My brother would have if he know what BM was.
My current initials are BS. My maiden initials were BB. My middle name is Jo. It didn't take long for my high school friends to realize my name was BJoB. They noticed BJ... then saw that BJoB really completed it. My mom was kind. There is more funny to my name but I don't want to give away TOO much info haha. Either way, I took a bit of teasing, but my 'hilarious' name was never the main thing I was teased about. Now no one cares and I'm the only one who finds my initials absolutely hilarious. BS.
And as far as initialing and monograming go.... s/he could always include the middle name, so its BLM or BCM, etc. And, if its a girl, theres the likelyhood that her initials wouldnt be BM forever.
So no, I dont think its a big deal if you love the name.
Fiona Rose 12.25.10
I live in the Northeast though I don't know if its a regional thing like pop or hoagies.
DS 10/09 DS 2/17/11 Blessing #3 sometime 2/13
So what if I don't fit cleanly into a defined parenting style, my kids don't fit into a personality archetype either!
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I got teased for my name when I was a kid, getting called "Lezzie" but when my dh and I talked about it, he said he was rarely teased for his (pretty normal name) but they just found other things to tease him about. I'm not worried about the "BM" thing at all.
I would take naming and initials seriously b/c kids are often teased at school.
To me? BM = no big deal. Don't take finding the perfect name for granted! It's sooooo hard. If you've found one you love, use it!
Part hippie-chick, part type-A career woman, all mama. Enjoying life as a wife to my partner of 11 years, and a mama to our smarty-pants toddler, Cadence.