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If so: why the change?
I changed it because everyone at school called me Dilbert.
'Ben addicted to drugs'
I dont get it?
Why? My middle name's *Thor.
my middle name ain't Thor.
and I've found 6 or 7 who use their middle name (or one of their many middle names) as their first name. Maybe it's just academics.
its usually some family tradition.
If the 'family' likes the middle name so much, why not give that as the first name? If it's the same as the father's/mother's first name, just go with Jr/III/IV etc. Not enough of that in this country for my liking.
my freind matt is actually called edward.
My aunt does it, at least one person in this office of 25 does it, and there are a few sportsmen who do it as well.
I don’t know if it’s the same for first names, but in academia, once you go past the main author and supervisor, everyone else is listed alphabetically. It’s pretty commonly known that it’s easier to make a name for yourself if you’re higher up the list.
Usually public school kids with about ten names, but it happens quite a bit.
George Osborne, for example.
P.S I don't have a middle name.
especially when he's really cross with me.
or had a multitude of spellings and pronunciations. I received a parcel last week calling me 'Asram'. jfc
my name is joshua james graham. People call me josh and I don't like it because it sounds squashy, especially in combination with the second name so it just sounds like a mumble. At least James has some kind of plosive power.
Either that or I get everyone to start calling me Joshua, which I've been thinking about also for a while. It will be difficult but it must arrive.
"right ALL MY FRIENDS i've known for a few years now and the ones i've met just recently, I mean I know you've been calling me a certian name for a while now which I wont mention but from today will you just call me The Revolution please? I will correct you until you get it right each time. After a week of that it will change to James and the same applies."
Either that or I could take a second name as my new first name and sound like a law firm.
on here today.
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Her real name was Antoinette but she made us call her Zara. She now likes to be known as Antoinette.
But my middle name is Mark, which is a synonym for stain (sorry, assorted Marks of the board).
when she says his name like JOSHUWARRR. Its quite annoying.
My mum still thinks it's hilarious. "Josh. You-arrrrrrre."
I'm not sure I can bring myself to say it out loud, ever.
I’d probably kill myself.
Washed in the rain
His initials spell JAG
That would have fixed it.
I think it sounds good.
There's usually a reason.
friend of mine has first name john and middle name andy. his dad was called john; his dad ran off with another woman when my friend was about 11 or 12. So he uses his middle name instead.
thing might be a reason.
When we got a glimpse of his passport, we were well confused, but that was his explanation (also, Dafydd is that much harder to pronounce).
when I was at infant school there was this penfriend scheme where every kid in the class was designated a penfriend from another school somewhere else in the country.
I told my penfriend that everyone called me "DJ" because my middle name is John! How cute is that???!
Then as a fully grown adult I mince about with the moniker "Darcy".
Guess I've always been a bit of a cunt.
I've thought about changing my name a lot too. I want something cool. Any ideas?
and start a career as a rapper. I'll manage you.
You've got a gig tonight at the Purple Turtle, soundcheck is at 6:30pm.
Thats what rappers say don't they? I'm glad I have you to guide me in my new career.
make sure you where some "bling" for the gig tonight.
That's pretty cool.
It loves rolling around in goose shit.
and call OTP "Goose Shit" from now on?
He was a fabulously wealthy gay Korean chap who acted like he was a member of the British aristocracy. He had a globe drinks cabinet in his rooms. I once saw into the expensive leather folder he carried around all day with his work in - it contained a blank sheet of paper, a copy of the New Yorker, and his Mont Blanc fountain pen.
In short, it's a great name.
Back home, if your surname is montgomery (and there are a fair few of those in the west of scotland) then you are automatically a 'monty'.
Also, Uncle Monty <3.
have somehow managed to get standard names that arent their name.
e.g. friend of mine at university called geoff. found out 3 years later he was called edwin. apparently on the first day of university someone said, "i'm gonna call you geoff" and he said, "ok, its better than edwin". crazy students!
i also know someone called ben, who is actually called steve. noone has given me a good reason for this.
His real name was Jason Austin.
He wrote a story about someone called Geoff Ward and it was pretty funny, it grew from there.
i actually know someone else called geoff who isnt actually called geoff.
Better still, he STILL gets called it. 10 years later!
His name was stewart. People called him Sandy and even the teachers called him it. I don't know why anyone would want to be associated with sand so much.
He had sort of sandy coloured hair too. Dunno if that was intentional.
One of Tom/Bobby/George's mates?
he's called steve!
Ben is SUCH a good name.
a few weeks ago Foley decided to call him Edwin. Now i can't stop calling him Edwin and i'm pretty sure that will be his name forwever. EDWIN.
No-one knows why.
at least I though she was until I was 15. Then it turned out she's actually Caroline, but my grandparents called her that, then decided it was a shit name, and never bothered to properly change it.
Confusing. Then again, the gramps are mad.
We have always known his as Geoffrey/Geoff, but since he went to university, he's told everyone his name is Juan* (his middle name). He recently changed his facebook name so Juan is first. He just thinks it's cooler.
*He insists this is a traditional Manx name, and is pronounced Jew-ann, as opposed to the tradtional Spanish version.
you've seen Amal.
This names reminds me of the vicious tone Martin Tyler says this name in on FIFA 11.
Everyone calls him mick, even his schoolteachers (hmmm, mad mick, actually). his name is john but he was once at a party and a dog bit him and he bit it back, and the dog was called Mick. Could this get any better? (no)
Last time I saw him was outside a co-op and he was with a dog *nervous*. Time before that was at a checkout in tesco last christmas and he tried to sell me speed in front of my mum :'( Fortunately, she turned round and said, god's sake, that mad mick really is hatstand, isn't he?
And x said 'who the actual fuck was that?', once we'd managed to escape from THE MAD EYES OF MAD MICK!
where I'm from too. Does every town have one?!
(You're not from scotland are you geoff?)
I'm about as anonymously English as you can get.
the women are known by their first names
My Grandad was from Ireland
I'm not even sure my lecturers knew his actual name. Several times they would change what they were calling him in a lesson. It was weird. I remember he didn't turn up for class for a week because he'd passed out near his radiator and burnt all the skin down his arm. "Stewart's burnt his arm" then next week when he returned "welcome back David, how's the arm?" WHAT? WHAT IS YOUR NAME????
No idea what his name was/is. If either.
I went to uni with Dave Stewart.
As exemplified by the pub quiz staple:
Q: "What's Paul McCartney's middle name?"
A: "Paul" (also acceptable: twatface/twunt/bellend/etc)
I've gone the opposite direction and stopped using my middle name for anything. Don't like it, plus family reasons.
Like on your CV or other stuff you'd have to write your full name on? I always find these people a bit odd.
Do I ever write my full name when required to on forms?
Yes, Desk. Yes I do.
i take that to mean my middle name too.
So yes, I include my middle name in that.
my middle name is 'Fucking' though. It makes sound powerful.
i only put my full name on things like passport and driving licence.
I'd never put it on my CV or at the bottom of my emails. Thats just silly but some people do it.
otherwise you end up with an email address you dont want.
It read like classic meths sarcasm.
but that would have made his initials AA so he used his middle name instead. I'll be honest, I can't remember any other details.
I think we'd all like a few more details please.
It might have been Tom. He was ginger.
My dad uses his middle name. His first name is on all of his official docs and stuff, but nobody calls him that and his business is in his middle name.
Do you have a Confirmation name?
the Patron Saint of Travellers.
After Maria Goretti, patron saint of purity.
Because me and my mate decided that we'd use the other's first name as our Confirmation name to cut out the whole "picking a saint" faff.
Sounds a little bit like pre-pubescent gay marriage, in retrospect.
after Jesus' pal and also the Rock on which the catholic church was built (and it's my elder brother's name)
Read about his life in one of those little saints books they give you at that time, and it must have struck a chord, but to be honest I don't remember anything about him now. I was also the kind of 11 year old that would like a poncy triple barrelled name. For a while there I included FDS in my initials.
Where does your middle name come from?
Mine is my Dad's middle name. My younger brother's is my Grandad's name. My older brother's is the name of a car I think.
He was a doubter.
Not that I know it back to front or anything, but for a doubter I always think of the New Testament.
I thought maybe Job, but I think the point there was that he never had any doubts, despite all the shitty things God did to him.
The second preference for the first name
Although my brothers middle name is the family middle name and he's younger than me. Its Ramsay. Thats cool, i'd prefer Ramsay.
Maybe I'll be Ramsay Graham.
Which is more or less why I don't use it any more. Also because it would make me a "PJ" and I don't know anyone called Duncan.
Also, this isn't subthread 2. This is subthread 3. Mine was subthread too.
but then my brother was born, who is called joseph.
so basically i have a better name than him.
this makes my name D.J.Smee
Liar, you're stood next to me. Who's the bloke on stage behind the decks?
Danseph is unusual, cool and quirky. I like it.
^Yates Wine Lodge, November 1640
I'm pretty sure a lot of people are called Joan.
My ex wanted to call his first born Prudence. PRUDENCE.
please dont call me joan.
all the best, Al.
maybe it'll become popular as a name in a couple of decades' time when all those joans are about to die. (cf. Ruby was the second most popular girls' name in the UK in 2009)
It's like he went for a vanity thing and named me after him, but only in a hedge-your-bets sort of way. I do prefer Mark to his first name (Simon) though.
not really sure why though, i don't have any norwegian ancestry or anything, i think my parents just liked the name (it's Freya)
Every single male in this country has either their dad/grandad's name as their middle name or it is James or John.
Everyone called him Jimmy.
I never use my middle name.
My Mother's middle name is Winifred, so I sometimes call her Fred.
That's all I've got.
and my great nan was a Dorothy who called herself Rose. My brother-in-law is a Michael who calls himself Ben.
I have no idea why
i think it's cos when he was born my auntie wa slike LETS CALL THE BABBY IAN so they did but my nana obviously went 'fuck that' afterwards and called him mark.
there'd be a lot more Pooheads around if this was common practise.
nana irene, what were you thinking?!
One friend at school thought I was super cool for using my middle initial, like Michael J Fox. He was really disappointed when he realised I wasn't doing that.
I know a girl who's middle name is Raymond. She uses her first name.
It's a family name, apparently. He goes by his middle name, and I don't think anyone can blame him.
Bit weird I always thought.
Also, C. Montgomery Burns.
I have an aunt and an uncle who are both known by their middle names. Basically my grandmother wanted to give them those names, but they weren't saints names. So their first names are those of saints, but they are known by their non-canonised middle names.
i am sure he'd like to know i was telling people thta
i live in the past get over it
no wait i can't
His full name is Edward Neil Hannon.
thanks for bumping soup.