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Posted 8:56 AM on Mon-11-Jun-2012
People with 'A' names are strange. Ok, so a huge generalisation of course, but it has dawned on me that I know of three families who are all 'A' people. A, as in all their names start with A. A Mum starting with an A, A Dad starting with an A and kiddies, you guessed it, starting with an A too.

Why? Each to their own of course, but wouldn't it make for annoying pie personalisation? For those who think I've gone stark raving mad, by pie personalisation, I mean when you make mini pies (or cakes or what ever really) and mark the top of them with your first initial. How do these 'A' families do it? Do they make massive pies so everyone can put their full name on it?

And how do they cope at Christmas time with secret stocking business in the dark? Myself, to save any mix ups, I like to mark one of the kids initials on their wrapper, tiny in one corner because heaven help if Santa rewarded The Legend for a year's niceness with a Barbie doll! And what about when an Aunty or Nana buys two kids the exact same colouring book and pens? In our house we'd just write an initial so we knew whose was whose. Not in the 'A' houses, oh, no, they'd have to spend precious colouring time writing full names.

I guess you just don't think everything through when you name your child. You like to make sure their name isn't going to rhyme with anything horrid, and that it's not the name of some kid who gave you grief in high school. But even with all these fool proof ideas in our minds, The Bloke and I managed to give The Legend the same initials as me. Whoops, turns out we're no better than the 'A's.

Go JO!
Posted by GoMummyJo

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Jackaroo - 8:01 PM on Sat-16-Jun-2012  
A fire d of mine and her hubby both start with a K and both of their kids start and a B
raglanmum - 3:26 PM on Thu-14-Jun-2012  
I guess families with all the same initials will just have to use favourite shapes for pie personalisation!!!
GoMummyJo - 8:09 PM on Tue-12-Jun-2012  
haha - I can imagine ekubo - Pocket is forever asking me "but WHY did you only have 2 babies in your tummy, so-n-so's mum had 3" etc etc.
thecoffeelady - 7:55 PM on Tue-12-Jun-2012  
Aw go on Ekubo, do it for the kids - LOL!!

I remember at about 10 years old begging my mum to have another baby, since having my own I realise having babies isn't all just fun and games....
ekubo - 4:52 PM on Tue-12-Jun-2012  
For a while as a kid we were a family of S. Then mum got a new hubbie and surname and broke the curse lol.
I'm an S, dp is an I, and the boys are CAD. I'm gettitng pressure from them at the moment to have another boy (time for another biology chat lol) so we can have a B as well.
Tha'ts SO not happening btw.
cherrytf - 1:15 PM on Mon-11-Jun-2012  
LOL GoMummyJo. But yeah, I've met families whose names all start with the letter 'A', too. One family I know has gone down the ABC way, instead.
mumof6 - 1:14 PM on Mon-11-Jun-2012  
We have 2 MrJ's and 2, R.P.M's, but 1's a Mr and 1's a Miss. If Miss8 or Miss 2 had been boys it would of meant another J name :).
Lol Sarah, I sometimes go through all the kids names before reaching the right 1, imagine 19 kids!!!
jopukeko - 1:04 PM on Mon-11-Jun-2012  
Dad has the same first initial as his twin brother and their father. He hated it when the mail came and and his father always got to open it. He insisted that each of us children have different initials. Could you imagine your father finding out your exam results or results from an STD test before you.

I know of a large family of boys where they all start with 'Ch.' I must have made it very limiting choosing names and confusing for everyone too.
SarahK - 12:35 PM on Mon-11-Jun-2012  
I know of a family with 19 kids all starting with 'J'. It must be hard not to mix all the names up.
thecoffeelady - 11:36 AM on Mon-11-Jun-2012  
I know a family of 8 kids (yes you read that right - eight kids!!!) all starting with J.... slight OTT I'd say.
MumBum - 11:08 AM on Mon-11-Jun-2012  
I know two families, one who has given all their children "M" names and one who gave theirs "K" names... thing is what about when you get mail for Mr M Blogs and it is a family of more than one Mr M Blogs?

We made sure that our kids have different initials especially because they are all boys so they would have go through life with the same initials as their Dad and brothers!
JulieKidspot - 9:11 AM on Mon-11-Jun-2012  
We do the pie thing - put a pastry letter on top so everyone knows which pie belongs to which person (mr fussy needs extra carrot, no broccoli, etc). So an L for mister 9, a P for hubby, a J for mister 7 and because by this point I've run out of patience and probably pastry, and because my initial is the same as mister 7 ... an X for me!

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