Do you like your middle name? Have you passed it on?

@seamonkey (1981)
Ireland
March 3, 2007 6:04am CST
As my kids are boys it wasn't an issue, but I don't like it and wouldn't have. It is a pity because it is a family name but I just can't stand it! My brother has used his, but he is the only one who has done so.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar 07
Unfortunately my parents gave me a middle name which is more of a girls name than a blokes, it was my father's fathers and so I blame him! I never revealed it because of the embarrassment factor especially at school. So I got it changed by deed poll to a name I chose, my parents were great about it and understood completely.
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
24 Mar 07
Glad your parents understood, I suppose they could get a little funny about that sort of thing. Let me guess, it was something like Evelyn or Leslie? Technically, they are unisex, but not really in practice.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
3 Mar 07
What do you mean maiden name for a brother, that's his family name.... Do I like my maiden name, well, since I've never married, I guess I do! I even like my mother's maiden name, she shared it with a pretty well known mystery writer - in fact, they were distantly related!
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
24 Mar 07
No, I mean his middle name. He hasn't passed on his family name as a middle name, although that is another one of those trends in our family that goes back hundreds of years. It's really handy for the genealogists in the family.
@xXmeganxX (4422)
3 Mar 07
i can't stand my middle name, there's 2 people in my big family that have my middle name as there first name and i don't like them either, lol! i certainly wouldn't put it as my daughter's middle name, when people usually ask me if i have a middle name i say no! =)
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
24 Mar 07
I am much the same. I may admit to the intitial it starts with, but that is usually all anyone is going to get out of me. I could have killed my mom when she 'customized' a towel for me and it had not only my first name but my middle name alswo written in glitter marker. Yikes!
@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
22 Mar 07
I have two middle names and wouldn't mind passing one on but the other is just stupid. It'd be cruel.
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3 Mar 07
Its nothing you can do about your name apart from changing it by deedpoll,never been overfond of any of mine,but it appears its only another cross to bear in this veil of tears.
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3 Mar 07
This question made me laugh, I often get asked what my middle name is because when I initial for things I always use the three letters of my names, the thing is I am not so keen on my middle name, I don't dislike the name as such, it's just that I don't really associate it with me.
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@ILANEDRI (1922)
• Israel
24 Mar 07
I got my middle name few years ago, and I am regret about it now. I love my name without the middle name in it. Every time I get letters, and I see my middle name, I get pissed off. I promised to myself that when I will turn 18, I will delete my middle name.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
24 Mar 07
How did you get it just a few years ago? Is this a cusotm where you live, to have it added on later?
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
24 Mar 07
I like my middle name better than my first name, and I went by my middle name when I was younger. Using my first name instead came later, when I was making some changes in my life, and wanted to use a different name to demarcate the old me from the new me, if that makes sense. If I had a daughter, I might use Anne (which is my middle name) as her middle name. But since my husband said we could give her the first name I really want and which has family significance for me, I'd probably let him choose the middle. It's a little late now since my baby turned out to be a boy and I don't PLAN to have any more children, but you never know. If it happened and we decided not to use the name that we picked out for the first child, we might very well use my middle name as some part of a daughter's name.