use of mn in your life?
how many of you nameberrys go by your middle name?*or perhaps your children, or anyone you know?
Do you get called your first name sometimes and your middle name other times? Or a mixture of the two?*
(Personally, the ONLY time in my whole life that my mn was used was when I was in trouble as a small kid: my mum would shout my full name lol!)
As an adult, I hardly ever use my middle name, practically none of my friends know it, (it's not a horrible name, I just never use it!) and I rarely use it when filling in forms, unless specifically asked for a mn. It's kind of a non existent name for me!
I'm just wondering what everyone else's experience is with their mn really ;)
When my parents chose my names, they intended to call me by my middle. They just thought Agnes Ottilie sounded better than Ottilie Agnes. However, when I was born they decided to use my first because they loved how it sounds in French (we lived in France back then). When we moved to England I hated how people pronounced my name, so I started going by my middle instead. When I was 19-20 I started using my first again. So half the people I know call me Agnes, Agnessa, Agnoushka, names like that, and the other half uses Ottilie. And a very few uses both (grandparents). It's never been a big issue for me, I've just told my teachers/professors that I go by my middle, and that's been that.
My boyfriend goes by his second middle in his private life, always has and that was the intention. He uses his first name as his artistic name though.
I have never actually used my middle name for anything (sadly). I've been called Elly throughout my entire childhood, but that's because in Danish, the -eli- in Zelia sounds slightly like that, and it has nothing to do with my middle name (though lots of people think so). I really love middles, I think it's interesting to hear the stories behind people's first names, but often I find that the stories behind middles are much more exciting.
I know some people who go by their middle names, mainly people who don't like their first names or have good friends or family members with the same first name.
The only time my middle name was used was also when I was in trouble, I think that's a common thing for parents to do. Now I never really use it except to fill out forms.
I know of 2 people who go by their middle name. One is my Grandpa, he uses his middle because he HATES his first name. The other is my cousin and she uses her middle because she doesn't like her first name because it's a boy's name (Jordan).
I don't know anyone that goes by their middle name. If someone called out my middle name in a crowd, I wouldn't even respond. Going by two names must be so confusing, constantly having to listen out for both.
I go by my first name only, as does my DH. We only call our daughter by her first name, unless we are cross with her, in which case I tend to call her by her full name, including middle and surname. She knows I mean business when I call her by her whole name ;)
I love my full name - I have 2 middles (which made me feel fancy as a small child! - but I rarely use my middle. My parents never even "middle named" me when I got in trouble!
When my University roommate found out my middle name, she created the nickname "Clarice-Elise" - but that was the first time anyone had come up with that, surprisingly (my name is Claire Elise).
Really, in day to day life, I'm only ever Claire.
I practically never use my middle name. I would say most people don't even know my middle name, not that it's a secret. It just never comes up. I don't even remember my parents ever using my middle name, but I was also just a super good kid who never got in trouble. Haha! (I'm actually not joking, it's pretty much true. My father confided in me as an adult that he didn't know whether my brother and I were really good kids or just too smart for him that we never got caught doing anything bad, but he was happy with that either way!)
My husband sometimes calls me Suzy as a pet name, which is a diminutive of my middle name. We also sometimes call our daughter by her first name + a diminutive of her middle name just because we like it. We actually sort of considered that when naming her. Her middle name is Lucille in honor of my grandmother, but we had at one point considered Lucy as a first name. We figured we could call her Lucy the way my husband calls me Suzy, just to be cute.
My husband definitely never uses his middle name. He couldn't even be known by it if he wanted to. It's his mother's maiden name, which sometimes could work as a first name, but this one definitely does not. If we have a son, his middle name will be my maiden name. He could probably get away with using it instead of his first name, or at least a nickname that's derived from it, but I doubt he'd want to. We have a pretty good first name picked out for that guy which also has some nickname possibilities (although I'm not crazy about all of them, but he might be).
I don't use mine except in pretty formal situations (namely graduating), though I will include my middle initial every once in a while in my signature. I do sometimes wish my nickname flowed better with my middle (Katherine Anne flows well, but Kate Anne or Katie Anne sounds a little choppy to me, maybe it's just me tho). If my nickname and middle flowed better I'd definitely use them together every now and then.
My boyfriend goes by his first, but in many written communications he signs his first two initials, JM.
My cousin's first kid goes by a nickname of his middle name. He's Michael Mac--- and goes by Mac, since day one. Michael was his grandpa's middle name, and Mac--- is his mom's maiden name. I love the nn Mac.
Sometimes I do wonder if it really matters what the middle name is, or how it flows. While the whole name is nice when it does, I shouldn't fret as much about middles to fit with first names. I do like the two initials to go together, like my boyfriend uses. KA doesn't sound that... complete or something (it's the 'ay' sounds that run together), and as such I've never used my two initials alone.
Never as it is really common Ebony Anne. It got used when I was in trouble and thats about it. I do like it and plan to give my child it as a middle aswell
Pretty much never. I mean, I need it for forms and applications, but otherwise never. Sometimes people are curious, and I tell them, but it gets very little use. And I'm past the age where if I do something bad, my parents yelling "Athena Janel" has little effect. I don't know anybody who used their middle names over their first (but then again I just may be oblivious.)