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I kind of like my middle name (Andrew) and wouldn't have minded if it were my first (given) name, although the one I have (Nathan) is okay too. Both are too common (and therefore non-distinctive) to use on the internet, but I find ways around that.

As far as I'm aware, I have known one person who doesn't have a middle name  an MK who grew up overseas. It's just barely conceivable that I've met other people who didn't have one and I was unaware of the fact because it never came up, but I definitely only know of the one. He was surprised to find that a lot of people around here refuse to believe him when they ask for his middle name and he says he doesn't have one. They think he just doesn't like his middle name and doesn't want to give it, which is fairly common, unlike not having one at all, which is pretty much unheard-of (he's living in northern Indiana). I met him in college, where the username he was assigned for email purposes didn't follow the usual pattern -- everybody else was lastfm (with last truncated to six letters if necessary) and on his the middle initial was just missing. People used to ask him, enviously, how much he had to bribe the computer center people to give him a username without his middle initial on it. He was the only one on campus like that.

On the other hand, I've met several people who have two middle names, a couple of people whose official middle name is just a single letter and frequently gets mistaken for an initial (which annoys them), and two people whose surname traditionally comes first (both foreigners, obviously).

I've also met several people who have *exactly* the same name (first, middle, and last) as their father, which is deeply messed up IMO.

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In reply to Re: Do you have a middle name? by jonadab
in thread Do you have a middle name? by ambrus

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