A middle name is a given name that usually follows the first and precedes the last. Middle names are not always used, but they can be very important in some countries. In this blog post, we will discuss 8 facts about middle names!
* Middle names are usually not used other than in legal documents. However, they do serve a purpose in many countries and cultures to honor or give recognition to relatives.
* In China, individuals with the same family name can be differentiated by their middle name – some have just one while others could have as many as four! These may even change from generation to generation if there is a break between close male generations.
– A common practice for married women are to use her maiden surname (or given last) followed by her husband’s first/middle name, e.g., Chen Xiaomei’s full Chinese name would be Chen Xiaohai Chenxiaomei 陈小梅陈小梅
* In Japan, middle name are also used to honor relatives. A person may have up to four names; one of which should be a family surname or given first name while the other three would be personal or acquired (i.e., where an adoption took place).
– The order in which these more than two names is written depends on circumstances such as culture and generation. For example, for people born before 1890s Japanese citizens were not required by law to adopt surnames when they married but their children would take them if it was wished: those who chose not to do so had the last syllable of their father’s given name followed by “son/daughter” as their surname; this system is called a “given name – stand-in surname”.
* In French, the middle name goes before the last (family) name as opposed to in English where it would go after. This can be confusing for some people and in France there are many variations on how one’s names should be written:
Full Name with Middle Initial or only First & Last Names With Middle Name Following Surname, etc..
An example of an actual french person is Nicolas Sarkozy : Nicolas Jean Jacques Maurice Michel Dominique François Raymond Paul Marie Alain Elie Louis Henri Hubert André Jean Philippe Roger Robert Serge Wladimir David Alexandre Charles Antoine Pierre René Lucien Irène
* The name that is given to one’s children can be a reflection of the parents personal history.
An example would be if your middle names were “Marie, Josephine, and Michel” which translates to Mary (mother), Joe (father) and Michael (an angel). This could mean these are the three most important people in this person’s life or they may have been their mother’s maiden name. Another possibility for this naming system is it was done because they wanted their child to share all parts of themselves with themself; like how some religions believe God has different personalities but we are still connected-you’re part me/I’m part you. It also gives meaning behind the adults when someone has a middle name like “Mary” and their parents are called “Joe” or “Michel.”
* If your first, last, and middle names are the same- odds say that you’re an African American female.
This may be because of how enslaved Africans were often given English surnames during the time period when they were being sold to plantation owners in America along with having their native language taken from them. It was also common for half-breeds who had been born out of wedlock to not have a surname at all which is why some chose this as it gave them something akin to legitimacy. There’s no exact statistics on whether someone who shares these three names will be more likely than others but the odds are definitely in their favor.
* There’s a strange connection between women with the name “Gertrude” and people who have been convicted of murder- which is why it has become more popular for parents to give their daughters other names instead such as “Margaret.”
One theory states that this happened because Gertrude was often used by mothers when they were widowed or divorced during medieval times, so perhaps these murderers felt like outsiders growing up without any sense of family at home. If you’re not a fan of your middle name- don’t worry! You can legally change it after 18 years old if you want to go back to something simpler like “Stephanie.” It also helps that there are still baby names that are unisex- and this list goes to show you don’t always have to know the gender of your child before giving them a name.
* It’s not just firstborn children who get their parents’ middle initial- it is also customary for couples with two last names to give both of those as initials when naming their kids, which means they can be identified by either one or both sets.
Some examples include “Karen Lee Jackson” (who has her maiden name), “Geraldine Taylor Burke,” “John Martin Wilson Jr.” (whose father had his own maternal surname) and so on. This makes sense because if someone was able to trace back through three generations in order, hypothetically, they would be able to locate the child’s full name.
* It is also customary for children with two last names to use their maternal surname as their middle initial- in this case, it appears twice on the legal documentation.”
The first words of a sentence are not always capitalized when you start writing just after completing one sentence and continuing onto another: “It also helps that there are still baby names that are unisex-” . The second word should be lowercase because you’re starting a new sentence but continue using uppercase letters where appropriate (like at the beginning of sentences). You can tell which words need capitals by looking back through your bullet points or numbers.
* Middle names were originally used to establish family relationships and to provide additional distinguishing names.
* In today’s society, middle names are a status symbol- families with fewer resources might not be able to afford the cost of adding an extra name.
* The most common English middle names for boys in 2018 were James, John, Robert, Michael, William; girls’ popular choices included Elizabeth and Susan.
* It is also customary for children with two last names to use their maternal surname as their middle initial- in this case it appears twice on legal documentation: “Smith Jones.” * Middle names have become less necessary due to modern technology that provides more reliable identification (i.e., driver’s licenses).