The Worst Initials Ever – SIK, DIE, DED, ROT, EEW

Warning: Explicit language.

Over the weekend I brainstormed for bad initials. These are initials you’ll definitely want to avoid if you’re naming a baby.

Here are the worst, grouped by theme:

Insults

APE
ASS
BAD
BUM
COW
DIM
DOG
DUL
DUM
ERR
FAT
FEO
FOE
GAF
HAG
HOG
LUG
NAG
NUT
OAF
PIG
RAT
SAP
SUC
SUK
SUX

Evils

EGO
FIB
GYP
HEL
HEX
SIN
WAR

Initialisms

DOA
DUI
DWI
KKK
LOL
LSD
OMG
OPP
PMS
RIP
SOB
TKO
WTF

Exclamations

BOO!
DOH!
DUH!
EEK!
EWW!
HUH?
ICK!
NAH…
UGH!
YUC!
YUK!

Ethnic Slurs

JAP WOP YID

Sexual Slurs

FAG
FEM
GAY
HOE
HOR

Substances

CUM
FAT
GAS
GOO
GUC
GUK
JIZ
MUD
MUC
MUK
OIL
PEE
PIS
POO
POT
PUS

Biological

AIL
ASS
BUM
BUT
COC
COK
DED
DEF
DIC
DIK
DIE
FLU
FUC
FUK
GAG
GUT
ILL
JUG
KOC
KOK
NUM
NUT
OLD
POX
ROT
SEX
SIC
SIK
TIT
ZIT

Emotional

CRY
IRE
MAD
SAD
SOB
WOE

Sound-It-Out

DVS: dee + vee + ess = “devious”
NME: en + em + ee = “enemy”
NVS: en + vee + ess = “envious”
ODS: oh + dee + ess = “odious”
OPM: oh + pee + em = “opium”
TDM: tee + dee + em = “tedium”
TDS: tee + dee + ess = “tedious”

What other embarrassing monograms can you think of?


22 thoughts on “The Worst Initials Ever – SIK, DIE, DED, ROT, EEW

  1. Before I decided (mostly because of the initials) that I had to take my first name back, my initials were BBW, which is the same initials for “big beautiful women”. Didn’t need that. SBW is better.

    I have a friend who just named her baby such that her initials are MSG. Not the worst in the world, but still.

  2. Bridgett…Now you are a short beautiful woman. ;)…and being a bbw isn’t so bad, honest.

    My Husband is a DOH and his sister is a DEH…mine are now WSH (wish) but were previously WSL (weasel), and yes I was known as weasel in some circles..but not in a bad way.

  3. Hmm…I think I’d have to add “MEH”. As in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meh

    What about ELF? Or MAN/MEN (especially for a girl!)?

    And what about “license plate spellings”? For example, DRK could be “dork” and LSR could be “loser.”

  4. If I ever kept my last name and passed it on towards a child of mine, I’d only have to worry about DUL, HEL, LOL, OIL, AIL, and ILL. I actually think it would be quite funny if I named a daughter Olivia, with her initials being OIL — Her friends could call her Olive Oyl! (Not that I would do that, but it is funny!)

    The only one I can think of would be KIL, for, well, ‘kill’. There’s also GRL for ‘girl’ on a boy, and BOY on a girl. Maybe MOM for a boy and DAD for a girl as well.

    I’m an EML, which is kind of cool, since all three letters are in that order in my first name (Emily). My mom is KAL, her mom was AJN, then AJS after marriage. My siblings are APD, DJD, LCD, and JMD. My dad is BJW (which makes me think of the bulk store, BJ’s Wholesale).

  5. My initials were always WKK, which was always a bit close to the KKK for my comfort level. Now it’s WKG, which is much better. Hubby doesn’t have a middle name, so he’s just CG.

    We have had to cross out a few potential names due to the “G,” though! The most memorable was Feliciana Apolline. We both loved it; Feliciana was his Romanian great-great-grandmother and Apolline was an aunt from France. FAG, however, was simply unacceptable, so off our list it went.

  6. Mine are AAW, like the sound you make when something’s either disappointing, or cute. Not that embarrassing, yet still funny. Even worse, my mom’s are COW.

  7. My daughter always complains because hers are GAS, but i told her that even before I got married I knew what her name was going to be, she should be mad at her dad for having a last name that starts with S. After seeing your list, she feels much better…thanks,

  8. My teacher said something about her sister’s initials being J.E.W., and her friend, K.K.K. I wish I had initials like G.A.S. because I can’t write my initials on my finished papers anymore, because I share the same initials as a classmate, and I bet none of my classmates’ parents would’ve done that to their kids. I kind of wish I could find a three-letter word that no one uses anymore and make my first kid’s initials that. For example, say, for some reason no one says the word poo anymore, and then it’ll be like, a private joke to adults everywhere. But now that I think about it, that’s kind of mean. Maybe I’ll just publish a book about it.

  9. My initials are AIB, which is extremely unfortunate. But not as bad as some of the others.

  10. Gypis an ethnic slur too… Fyi… Mocks the gypsys or rather the Romani, spelling might be wrong on that, just saying though…

  11. Does anyone else see A.R.S (ARS) as a bad one? I can’t find it on any lists anywhere…. could just be me. Im really interested in your opinion though since we seem to be stuck on a name for our boy with these initials ;) thanks!

  12. That’s a good question. If you’re in the U.S. you’re probably safe. But I suspect there’d be a relatively strong association between ARS and “arse” in the UK. Not sure about other places like Canada, Australia, etc.

  13. I know someone od thew initlas almost ASS! Addison Sophia Stultz but luckly her middle name instead of Spohia is Morgan! Ams

  14. Three of my female cousins were all given matching initials by their parents — PMS. It made things easy for monogramming, but still…

    And I know someone whose parents gave her the initials KKK — her first name is most typically spelled with a C rather than a K, so I’m not sure why they didn’t go with that or just a different middle name altogether. Understandably, she never uses her middle initial unless required to on official forms.

    On the flip side, my initial are EMS. When we were kids my younger brother realized that “my” initials were used for Emergency Medical Services and on every ambulance in the area which he thought was very cool. He was very upset with our parents that his initials (CPS) didn’t really match anything, and definitely nothing with sirens.

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