Embarrassing

During a conversation last week, the Mrs. reminded me that my initials are short for an embarrassing medical term. 

Since I am an anonymous blogger, I'll leave it to your imagination as to which one. 

My well intentioned but somewhat naive mom (I can say this with a smile since naivety runs in the family) would get the letters monogrammed on sweaters and stuff as gifts for me.

Mom passed away many years ago, and I never had the heart to tell her about the other meaning of those initials.

With the monogrammed items, I would slide them into the back of the closet and only wear the attire when no one else was around to make fun of me. 

How about you: anything embarrassing about your initials, name, or a nickname, or am I the only blogger hiding a nomenclature skeleton in the closet?
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Have a good weekend everyone.

29 comments:

aconnectiontomyheart said...

From Snoop Dogg to Standard Deviation, it can be anything.. So, I dont know what that word your Mrs. is referrring to.. ;)
So, when were living in Pittsburgh around 2004, 2005ish, when someone would ask us to pronounce our last name for them, my husband would inevitably say something like "Oh, so Sir you can pronounce "Roethlisberger" without any help and can't do the same with "Somayajula"..".. It was a point of contention for both us, as he would be relentless in the pursuit of getting it spelled and pronounced correctly EVERYWHERE and it would embarrass me to no limit.. :)) Thank Goodness, he has since given up on his obsession.

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
The worst thing about my (first)name is that it's a pallindrome - BOB (lucky me).
The BEST thing about my name is that Jimi Hendrix and I share the SAME middle name...(Marhsall).
Yin...meet Yang.

Have a great weekend.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

One of my coworkers had the last name that begin with M, so she made sure none of her kids' first names began with B.

Candice said...

Joels initinals spell JEW. His BFF gave him a monogrammed money clip for standing up in his wedding. That got a good laugh out of everyone. :)

KittyCat said...

I am thinking and thinking and I cant figure it out.
I know Im not the brightest. Can you give me more of a hint please. I am sure it is super funny. : )

Mommy Lisa said...

I went from a LAB to a LAS when I married. :P

Diane said...

Nope. I'm practically perfect in every way.... :O)

ellejaysays said...

Monogrammed clothing- you poor thing!!
My sons initials are BJ.. either way you put it- his middle and last name begins with J. Eh- that's not THAT bad, right?

Kristin said...

I never had an initials problem. But I definitely dealt with the nicknames frequently since my last name was Griffin.

I've been called . . .

Griffin (a.k.a. "a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle" (def. from Wikipedia)

Griffyndor (Harry Potter dorm room)

Griffinator (what everyone thought of as a robotic superhero)

Griff (if you look it up on FB, 9.8/10 will be male - oh, and I'm female!)

Griffith (I'm apparently part of Andy's family)

And so it goes . . . gotta love it!

Hilary said...

Nothing I can't live with. My surname begins with Q.. therefore my initials are typical of Headquarters.

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

If my mom had her way I would have been named Christmas but luckily I got Kristina. You are a good son for not pointing it out, V.D.

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

I have a couple guesses and they both make me giggle. Due to my maiden name, a lot of friends in hs called me Holy...and would even sing me the song, "Holy, holy, holy..." It always made for interesting conversation esp when people who ask if I was related to a famous person with the same last name, umm...we look night and day different.

Rachel said...

Mine are RED - when I married it didn't change - last name still starts with D. My grandfather told me that when your initials spell something it means you'll be lucky in life:-) I consider myself blessed - don't believe in luck - but either way I see it as a good thing.

Rachel

annelouiselikes said...

oh dear...
my initials are ALF, so i got the whole 'alien life form' thing when i was younger, but that's about it..!!

Jen said...

Is it UTI? Can you believe a shipping company actually named themselves UTI? On purpose.

J. J. in Phila said...

My initials are J. J., as was the character in [i]Good Times[/i] and I live in a section of Philadelphia that predominately African American.

I don't happen to be African American, but many people are shocked when they hear of "J. J." from my neighborhood, and I walk in.

Elena said...

Nah, my initials just make a man's name...Ed. Can I guess yours...DNC?

Perpendicular said...

E.D. would be short for erectile dysfunction. LOL!

A.D.D. would equal Attention Deficit Disorder, but that wouldn't be that bad.

I.B.S. would be the unfortunate Irritable Bowel Syndrome, as this would suck... Ha-ha!

P.M.S. would not be cool, either...

Hmm, there are probably loads more but hopefully, since you're a guy, it isn't the E.D. one. ;)

Stephanie Faris said...

HMMMM....STD or PMS? Either one would be unfortunate initials! You do have to think of these things before naming a child, but as you said, naive moms wouldn't think of something like that! Then sometimes we marry into bad initials. I'm SBB, so not so bad.

terri said...

I guess I gave my oldest son some interesting initials. We would sometimes call him by his first and middle initials - B.J. His first and last initials? B.M.

Rachel Cotterill said...

I'm a married woman: I havent managed to keep the initials I was born with. But they were great initials! :)

Z Joya said...

hope it's not ED, sir:))

Brian Miller said...

mine are BM, which in jr high terms qualifies me as a bowel movement...lol. so ED?

WomanHonorThyself said...

lol..naw Angel never lands me in any trouble ..just a whole lotta comments from people about the devil..ha:)

Slamdunk said...

Thanks everyone for the comments and for the creative guesses.

Ha, I refuse to take the bait on this one and won't say anything more about my humorous RL initials.

I will also add that the first three letters on both of the family vehicle license plates is "DNR" or "Do Not Resuscitate."

Weird things just seem to happen to me.

Suzanne said...

I do not and I am grateful for it. I think it is the parents responsibility to think about how their child will be effected by their name.

maggiewants said...

My mom's initials are TIT. And my grandmother's were almost FART until someone realized it and the middle name Anne-Rebecca was changed to Lorene.

aconnectiontomyheart said...

So, it was RL all along the way, huh?! This is the part where we start the guesses all over again.. He he..

Krista said...

Oh man... now I am SUUUUUPER curious! LOL! Guess I'll just have to keep on calling you slam. ;o)