Do you have a middle name worth saying?

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  1. NiaG profile image89
    NiaGposted 5 years ago

    Do you have a middle name worth saying?

    Should all middle names be said along with their first name counterpart or is it just certain names that have that privilege? For example if your name is Jessie James Conley is it automatic that you go by Jessie James because it's a famous name or just Jessie? Or how about Billy Joe? Do you just go by Billy or should the Joe be included? Is it just perhaps based on what your family called you as you were growing up?

  2. Man of Strength profile image77
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    Hi Nia,
    Ive noticed that its usually when the middle name has one syllable. My uncle has always gone by Robert Lee. I have a older cousin who's always been Fannie Mae. Another good question from that brilliant mind of yours. ;-)

    1. NiaG profile image89
      NiaGposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's a pretty good theory Man of Strength. Makes sense. Is that how you're getting your followers? With flattery? Thanks. :0)

    2. Man of Strength profile image77
      Man of Strengthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not at all, Nia. My work stands on its own two feet. Enjoy. ;-)

  3. Alecia Murphy profile image85
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    No, I think you should just be called by your first name unless you want to be called by both. Growing up most of my family didn't call me by my first or middle name, only my nickname. And now mostly by my first name.
    Most of my relatives go by their first name or nickname, whichever everyone remembers easiest.

    1. NiaG profile image89
      NiaGposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I always remember at work if I had to write down a patient's name I would only write down their first name even it was a Mary Joe or a Bobby Lee. Unless it was all in one like Maryjoe or Kathyann.

  4. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    First and middle names have almost always been used on my father's side of the family. I don't know why. His name is Harris Coe. His brother's name was Maury Quinn (as was their father's). And their mother's name was Ila Mae. My middle name is Hope, and it only gets used in conjunction with my first name when I've done something wrong (even at 40+, my daddy will still use both my names) or when I'm in the same place as my aunt Georgianna, who I am named after so we'll know which one of us is being spoken to.

    1. NiaG profile image89
      NiaGposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My grandmother was the only one that would always call my middle name but it was out of endearment. I forget I have it sometime since I don't use it or write it much.


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