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.

Zach Galifianakis: Knight

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Zachary Knight Galifianakis is a whole lotta name, and we’re kind of glad for him that he didn’t have a multi-syllabic appellation in the middle of it. Knight is the kind of noble, Arthurian name that’s coming back into style, and was in fact used by singers Kelis and Nas for their son.

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