What is Middle Name

What is Middle Name?

What is a middle name? Is it a good idea to give your child a middle name? Why? Your middle name may not mean anything to you, but it’s a critical part of your identity. The middle name you choose or the one they chose for you could impact your career, your relationships, and your future.

In this article, I share how your middle name impacts your life, you will learn all you need about middle name, and why should you care about it.


First Known Use of middle name

Middle names have been around since ancient times. The first known use of middle names was in 4th century BC Greece. The first recorded use of a middle name in English, though, was in the 13th century.

The first use of the term “middle name” in English dates to the 14th century, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.


Why Do People Give Their Child’s Middle Name?

Children are often given middle names that are very important to their parents. It’s a way of saying, “I chose this name because it means so much to me.”

For example, if a woman named Mary gave birth to a boy named John, she would tell him that he was named after her father. She would also tell him that she chose his middle name, “John,” because it meant so much to her.

Sometimes people choose a middle name for their child because it means something special to them. For instance, a man named John may have been named after a grandfather or a father who died when he was young.

Sometimes parents choose a middle name for their child because they want to honor someone who is important in their life. For example, a woman named Mary may have been named after her mother.

Some parents choose a middle name because they think it will help their child grow up to be successful. They may give their child the middle name of a famous person they admire. Click here for more info about the benefits of a middle name.


Middle initial VS middle name

Middle initials

Middle initials are letters that go between the first and last name of a person. For example, my middle initials would be D. The D stands for David. So, if my name is James David Wilson, so with initial it will be James D. Wilson.


Middle name

The two main explains are:

  1. Some people say that a middle name is like the last/family name, It is the name at the end of a person’s name.
  2. Middle names are the names we use between our first and last names. For example, if my first name was Mary, my middle name is Jane and my last name was Smith, I would be called Mary Jane Smith (or Mary J. Smith in the initial version of the middle name).

Further reading >> What is a middle name in USA?


Common middle names for girls

  1. Annabel
  2. Ava
  3. Amelia
  4. Alana
  5. Alyssa
  6. Alice
  7. Arianna
  8. Alexandra
  9. Amie
  10. Allie


Common middle names for boys

  1. John
  2. James
  3. Thomas
  4. William
  5. David
  6. Paul
  7. Michael
  8. Christopher
  9. Daniel
  10. Joshua


Middle Name Traditions – The Most Popular

  • Honor your ancestors, parents, grandparents, and other relatives
  • Honor someone who has passed away
  • Honor someone who is special in your life
  • Honor your spouse
  • Honor your friends and colleagues


How To Create Your Own Middle Name List

Step 1: Start with the basics: The first thing you need to do is start with the basics. You should have at least 2 middle names in mind before you begin.

Step 2: Make a list: Once you have 2 names, make a list of middle names that you like. How about names of celebrities, famous people, historical figures, family, etc.

Step 3: Make a list of names: Once you have a list of all the middle names, narrow down the list, and leave a list of middle names that you like the most.

Step 4: Write it down: Write down the names you like on a Excel / Google sheet file or piece of paper, whatever is comfortable for you.

Step 5: Choose your middle name: Now that you have the list, choose the middle name. This will be the middle name of your child or any other person you choose to use.


Bonus: How To Find Someone’s Middle Name

To find someone’s middle name you need to start by finding their last name. If you have their last name, then you know that they were born in a specific state or province. If you have their first name, then you can narrow down the search by looking at the birth records of the state or province.

The process is pretty simple, but if you don’t have the information, then it can be a little difficult. However, if you have the last name and the date of birth, then it becomes easier to find someone’s middle name.

You need to find out what the person’s middle name was at the time of their birth. If you don’t have the middle name, then you’ll have to find out the middle name of the parents. If you don’t know who the parents were, then you’ll have to go back through the family tree.

There are many ways to do this. You can use the internet to find the middle name of a person. You can also call the local library to see if they have the records. Some libraries will even have the records online.

Once you find the middle name, then you’ll be able to look up the person on a search engine like Google. Then you’ll be able to find out more information about the person.