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By Melissa Willets

One of my daughters likes quesadillas, but not grilled cheese. My other daughter feels the opposite: grilled cheese is okay, but she won’t eat quesadillas. I’ve never understood it. Both have cheese inside!

Recently, while preparing two similar, yet different lunches for my kids, I was thinking about my girls’ middle names. That’s when I had an “Aha!” moment. It’s what’s in the middle that matters. Lightbulb! I should stop giving my girls such a hard time about their lunch preferences.

Because really, what sandwiches the cheese, be it bread, or a tortilla, is a matter of taste, and may evolve over time. Hey, just last week my youngest asked for a grilled cheese on a hamburger bun. Go figure.

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In the past few months we’ve seen some pretty eye-popping and conversation-stopping celebrity middle name choices–Saint, Seven, Bunny, Bear, for starters—which leads us to the Question of the Week:

Would you pick a middle name that’s far more extreme than one you’d use as a first?

Have you noticed this phenomenon happening more in the real world as well as in the celebrisphere?  Any examples you’d care to share?

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