Who has a middle name that they hate?
September 1, 2007 4:46pm CST
I do. I have been saddled with a middle name that makes people laugh and now I refuse to tell it to anyone. What were my parents thinking of? I know it's my father's name and the idea was that I should somehow carry on a tradition (fat chance of that!) but even in those days it was a silly and old-fashioned name. Surely they must have known how difficult it would make my life. And the thing is, because it's a middle name, it's not really worth getting it changed. It's only when I have to fill out official forms or answer questions from authority that I have to admit the truth. Otherwise it stays in the background and I can pretend to be normal, just like everyone else. So own up now, who has a terrible middle name that they wish they could erase forever? What's that? What's my middle name? You don't think I'd admit that, do you? :D
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Sep 07
When I was younger I though my middle name was terrible, odd and strange. No one in the world had ever heard of it. In fact, give them the first initial and people could still guess for days and never get it right. I actually didn't like my first name either when I was a kid because I was the only one I knew with that name. Now that I have grown, I understand that it is nice to have a first name that isn't too common and a middle name that has some meaning and family history. The name is Danish so it really only sounds odd to American ears. Your name isn't you, but in time you grow to accept it. What's most important is that you like who you are, and not what your parents named you.