Heart set on a name, is it REALLY un-useable bc of initials?

See the results of this poll: If I love Vale Asher J___ (VAJ) more than any other name in the world

Respondents: 38 (This poll is closed)

  • Use it: 15 (39%)
  • Don’t use it: 20 (53%)
  • Other: 3 (8%)

I’m sorry to have to say it because you love it so much and it is a nice name but I could not do it if it were me. There must be some other middle name out there to go with the handsome [name]Vale[/name] that does not start with A.

[name]Hi[/name] there. I posted in your original thread - - GUSHING over [name]Vale[/name]. love love love it.

BUT, as someone with a last name starting with a “G”, I too have abandoned names due to the “VAG” factor.

I personally, would not do it. you have SO many other options that are equal to, if not better that, [name]Asher[/name].

I love [name]Vale[/name] [name]Sebastian[/name] :wink:

Good luck!

What about putting in a second middle, preferable short to break it up so it doesn’t spell that?

[name]Vale[/name] _ [name]Asher[/name] J
[name]Vale[/name] [name]Asher[/name] _ J

Please please don’t do this to your child. Childhood is difficult enough without us putting a ‘kick me’ sign on our child from the get go.
You could always just call him [name]Vale[/name] [name]Asher[/name] but have another name in there so he can legitamately say his name isn’t VAJ.
[name]Vale[/name] [name]Asher[/name] [name]Caleb[/name] J
It doesn’t sound bad and if it saves your child from having a hard time isn’t it worth it? [name]Remember[/name] that naming our children is more about our children then it is about us.
Good [name]Luck[/name].

I still say go for it. AND at least it’s VAJ and not VAG. I think that would be worse. And kids will find a reason to make fun of every child whether he has funny initials or not. I have a similar problem for future children where the name I [name]LOVE[/name] spells F-A-G. Yikes. [name]Haven[/name]'t decided what to do there yet.

I think giving him a second middle name and just not announcing the second name to family (but putting it on the birth certificate) might be the easiest way to deal with it.

Maybe you could give him your maiden name instead! :slight_smile: JK.

I personally don’t think it’s worth it. I think it best to avoid any chance of teasing. And if you can already see that as an option for teasing, kids will definitely take advantage of it. I can understand if you have your heart set on it, but you have to ask yourself if you’re going to feel guilty if he comes home crying because someone made fun of it. If at all possible I would try to come up with an alternative. What about something that sounds similar but starts with a different letter for the mn?
Some ideas:

Escher (M.C. Escher)

Maybe I’m struggling to remember my childhood accurately, but I don’t remember initials being a source of ANY teasing. I mean, I can’t even remember learning the middle names of my friends at that age! I honestly don’t think anyone would think anything of it. I think [name]Vale[/name] [name]Asher[/name] is gorgeous and I would totally use it.

good lord it’s fine. use it. I completely and utterly agree with Tobysmommy.

I wouldn’t do it. I knew most of my classmates mn’s, and having a 15 yr old brother and a particularly immature dh, I can confirm that this particular perjurative is definitely in use.