Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
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Things to consider when choosing a baby name

When Stella and I discussed baby names (even before Amy arrived), I made sure to consider what the initials would spell.

Reading through an article on things to watch out for, sure enough, that one’s on it. One I hadn’t heard of is monograms: apparently, final initial flanked by first and middle is common for monograms, so if you’re Lee Daniel Smith you’d get LSD on your gym bag. Hmm, drugs.

But the one that really caught my eye was this bit of advice: consider the common practice in some firms to give email addresses of the form “firstinitial+lastname”, so if you’re Mr and Mrs Atkins call their daughter Frances (or their son Francis), they might end up with fatkins@example.com later on.

That’s the sort of worries that my parents’ generation didn’t have when evaluating baby names :)

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