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#1 Rolex

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

Assuming our gender scan was correct (looked pretty obvious to me biggrin.gif ), we have boy #4 on the way.  Morph scan next Friday will hopefully confirm!

Pretty sure his first name will start with B, our surname starts with W.  The middle name I like starts with M - but I can't stop thinking that I'm naming my son after a car!  Would you go with BMW?  Does it really matter?

Would appreciate your thoughts!

#2 Frau Farbissina

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

No it doesn't matter IMO, I wouldn't give it a second thought!!
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#3 AggyW72

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

If you really love the name combo use it! I wouldn't but I dislike BMWs!
We actually changed the order when DS was born as his initials would have been HAM!


#4 jellybean icecream

Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

If you line the names, go for it.  Most kids at school likely won't know his middle name anyway.  If it was something like PMS or STD or HPV or whatever I'd avoid it, but BMW is pretty innocuous.

#5 Therese

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

I don't think it's a problem either original.gif

#6 emlis22

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

If there was another name I liked equally, I'd maybe consider swapping the M name out. But it's quirky and like PPs said, nothing hideous like HOG or PIG. He might even earn himself the nn Beamer!

Edited by emlis22, 01 February 2013 - 10:07 AM.


#7 Mrs Lost Wanderer

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

As self confessed bogans, DH and I chose initials before we chose names. Our 3 little girls are STIG, MSG and ECG. Go for it.


#8 esme weatherwax

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Not a problem - occasionally someone may notice and say 'hey bmw, like the car" but it's not like it's anything funny or rude so I don't think there's an issue at all.

#9 Peppery

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:14 AM

My initals spell out a company name but doesn't phase me. Only a few people have ever commented on it.

#10 Rolex

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Excellent, I'm glad to see that maybe I'm just over-thinking this!

Really appreciate you all replying original.gif


#11 Gudrun

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

Bayerische Motoren Werke?   I'd jump at the opportunity.  He'll love it.  They're great initials.

#12 elizabethany

Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

My initials were BEG, but it could have been worse, the original choice would have been KEG, and I was a short, fat baby.

#13 tres-chic

Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

Irrelevant.

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#14 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

QUOTE (aggyw72 @ 01/02/2013, 10:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you really love the name combo use it! I wouldn't but I dislike BMWs!
We actually changed the order when DS was born as his initials would have been HAM!



My mother is a HAM , an improvement on her previous initials - she was born HAG.
I don't see an issue with BMW.

#15 Bel Rowley

Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

It wouldn't bother me at all.

#16 lady lady

Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

BMW is fine!!!

We went to high school with a boy with initials - PMS, the guys did give him a hard time  sad.gif

I also know a couple who have given their son the initials CEO, this was actually intentional from the husbands part though sad.gif

#17 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

Its not FORD or HOLDEN (damn that be a long name)
Your safe

#18 Katie_bella

Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

BMW is way classier than KIA wink.gif

#19 solongsuckers

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

I know someone with those initials and to be honest, no one has ever cared

#20 Carmen02

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

i think its fine!! original.gif lol DH was worried about DS2's initials TLC...i think its cute lol

#21 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (Rolex @ 01/02/2013, 09:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty sure his first name will start with B, our surname starts with W.  The middle name I like starts with M - but I can't stop thinking that I'm naming my son after a car!  Would you go with BMW?  Does it really matter?


Would I do it?  No

Does it matter?  No.  

Do what you want.  I doubt anyone would notice unless it was pointed out and even it was, they wouldn't be bothered.

Now the initials of FUK might be a different kettle of fish .....  biggrin.gif

Edited by YodaTheWrinkledOne, 01 February 2013 - 02:22 PM.


#22 kyrrie

Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

No, doesn't matter. DD ended up with GST as her initials and I'm sure a tax is much worse than a car. No one has ever noticed though.

#23 4kidlets

Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

QUOTE (november lily @ 01/02/2013, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not a problem - occasionally someone may notice and say 'hey bmw, like the car" but it's not like it's anything funny or rude so I don't think there's an issue at all.



Absolutely agree with this - some initial combinations would be a problem but not something like this.

#24 mumto3princesses

Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

It wouldn't bother me at all. Actually, no it would if I actually drove a BMW. That would seem weird I think.

QUOTE (Peppery @ 01/02/2013, 11:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My initals spell out a company name but doesn't phase me. Only a few people have ever commented on it.


DD#2's spell out a company name too. We thought about giving her middle name to her twin sister but it just flowed better with her name. No one cares and no one would even know what her middle name is unless she told them.

They don't use initials at school at all. I just asked my girls if they knew what her friends middles names were and my twins don't have a clue while DD#1 (in year 9) only knows a few.

#25 Rolex

Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE (mumto3princesses @ 01/02/2013, 06:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They don't use initials at school at all. I just asked my girls if they knew what her friends middles names were and my twins don't have a clue while DD#1 (in year 9) only knows a few.

My 11 year old knows his friend's middle names - I know this because he's been suggesting all those names for this baby LOL!

I'm convinced it will be ok.  Thanks everyone!  I do appreciate all the replies.




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