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Poll: Does your kid have a middle name?
  • 3.3% - Nope. I didn't see the point. 40
  • 87.6% - Of course. Why wouldn't he/she? 1063
  • 9.1% - Actually, he/she has multiple middle names. 111
1214 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

Allegro100


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Two! One chosen by us, one chosen by his birthparents (and which happens to be a relentlessly geeky in joke.)

ardubu


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Two middle names - makes up for me - I don't have a middle name.

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HomerTime


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Two middle names means no middle name.

AWildWeed


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I didn't get a middle name, so I gave her my name as her middle name (first name is from my grandmother, may she rest in peace).

ladyloerya


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ok, I am an only child so I have the weight of naming children for the entire family. ;) Luckily I had one boy and one girl to name for the men and women in my family. My son's middle name is after my father's middle name but spelled differently. My dad is Alan and my son is Alen. When my daughter came along so many years later, I wanted to name her after my mother (who is still around). But, to be honest, my mom's names suck. So I chose her maiden name as the middle name for my daughter. However, my son insisted on helping name his sister. I asked him "what present do you want to get your sister - something just from you?" and his exact answer was "I want to giver her a name, it's the only thing that will last her whole life". Can't argue with that present! So her middle name is hyphenated as Alyn-Parker. This names her initials ZAPS (backwards is SPAZ)

Starblind


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My kids are all nameless, but I can tell them apart by their differently-coloured hats.

deadeye37


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Being of Hawaiian and Caucasian decent, our kids have 2 middle names - one Caucasian and one Hawaiian. Yes, some the Hawaiian names are long. My favorite is my son's - Kamakanikupa'apono (strong and steady wind)

gailedeg


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Without a middle name you do not know the degree of trouble they are in.

Harui


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gailedeg wrote:Without a middle name you do not know the degree of trouble they are in.



Not necessarily. My mom (who is 56) has no middle name, and does just fine.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." ~Albert Einstein

myangelbear77


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We call our son by his middle name. He does not even know his first name. But he does know mommy and daddies given names.

Shaneyboy


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gailedeg wrote:Without a middle name you do not know the degree of trouble they are in.



Very true. If my mother called me by my first name alone it was no big deal. However, when it was followed by my middle name I knew I was in deep doodoo.

greenlantern57


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Shaneyboy wrote:Very true. If my mother called me by my first name alone it was no big deal. However, when it was followed by my middle name I knew I was in deep doodoo.





Yep, That's the way it was in our home.

Listening to the voices is calming. Except for Fernado, he pushes my buttons.