Question of the Week: What’s Your Middle Name?

May 26, 2020 Sophie Kihm
What's Your Middle Name?

Over on Instagram, we’ve been discussing middle names:

Our followers are telling us all about their middle name armies, from the brigades that could take over the world — Marie, Nicole, Louise, and of course, Elizabeth — to the unique armies of one, such as Peregrine, Sian, and Hali.

Today we wanted to pose the question officially: What is your middle name?

Is it one of the Top Middle Names of the past century, detailed in our new list? Does it honor someone, or express something, or is it just….there?

And also:

How do you feel about your middle name?

What are your children’s middle names?

Share your answers below, and join us on Instagram for more conversations!

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Thank you!

About the author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at Sophie lives in Chicago.

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