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Cool Middle Names: Find one for Facebook

August 19, 2010 Pamela Redmond

More people are coming to nameberry these days in search of cool middle names to use on Facebook. The whole give-yourself-a-new-middle-name thing started on Facebook way back in 2008, when supporters of Barack Obama took his middle name Hussein.

Next up: Facebookers began adopting the middle name Equality, to show their support for marriage equality.

Of course, adopting new cool middle names on Facebook is not all altruism.  On a more self-serving level, they can keep snoopy relatives, school administrators, and would-be employers from finding you and your potentially-embarrassing party pictures.

Self-namers in search of a cool cover can check out nameberry’s list of Cool Middle Names. Short and spunky, these names work best for girls. Among the best choices:

Speaking of Poe, the name of a favorite writer, artist, or musician can make a cool middle name for Facebook. Some ideas:

Another direction is to use a name that starts with or contains a cool letter, like X, Q, or Z. Some examples:

Or you might go with a middle name with a cool meaning. Animals are one good possibility, and the coolest animals are the fierce, independent ones: the lion, the wolf, the eagle. Some names that relate to those animals (and, in a few cases, also contain cool letters):

Of course, nameberry offers literally thousands more choices. What are your ideas?

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show of the same name.

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