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Middle Names: The secret middles of famous names

Pop open the champagne: It’s Middle Name Pride Day! In celebration, everyone’s supposed to reveal their middle names to three people who don’t know it. What if you learned, probably the hard way, that your middle name might make other people laugh, gasp, or want to punch you in the nose? Then take comfort in knowing that you’re in good company. Many of the most famous names around have middle names they’d probably just as soon keep out of the limelight.

And hey, come on over and join the conversation on Facebook about YOUR middle name, proud or not.

Daniel Craig: Wroughton

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Daniel Wroughton Craig shares the middle name of his father, Timothy John Wroughton Craig, who was of half-Welsh descent. It’s a name more fitting to the actor’s debonair James Bond persona than to some of his tougher-guy roles. Two others with unexpectedly upscale middles: Owen Cunningham Wilson and Kevin Norwood Bacon.

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