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Can you go by just your first and middle name?
It is perfectly legal to use your middle name or even variations of your name, as long as you are not attempting to defraud anyone.
Why do people choose to go by their middle name?
The best explanation seems to stem from Southerners’ penchant for keeping a name going down the line, especially for males. You end up with John Smith Jr., III, and IV in one family, and calling a child by his middle name is an easy way to distinguish between him and his father.
When should I use my middle name?
If all your documents have your initial name then you must use it only and moreover your parents gave you that name with some reason, one should respect their choice and dude, name has a lot of meaning in one’s life. So middle name is fine with informal people but formally you should put your initial name forward.
What are the most common middle names?
Most popular middle names
|Girls – USA||Boys – USA|
|1. Marie/Maree||1. Alan|
|2. Anne/Ann||2. Michael|
|3. Lynn||3. James|
|4. Elizabeth||4. William|
Why do people go by first and middle name?
The more names you had, the more respected you were by others. Women only had two names, and slaves typically had one. They eventually settled on naming their children with the given name first, baptismal name second, and surname third. The tradition was spread to America as people started to immigrate overseas.
Should I use my middle name professionally?
After a while, it started being a bit of a joke, but it isn’t a bad idea to use your middle initial professionally because middle name initials enhance evaluations of intellectual performance according to a research study in the European Journal of Social Psychology.
Is middle name mandatory?
In the 20th century, the use of middle names, especially one’s mother’s maiden name, was more widely adopted, although it is by no means mandatory.
What’s the most popular girl name?
Top 10 Baby Names of 2020
|Rank||Male name||Female name|