Me too . . . but my parents splurged on middle names for all three of us . . . . . . my mother didn't have a middle name and I think it upset her so she made sure we all did. Oddly, my daughter has no middle name.
Lol me too. There was a game where someone stood at the end with their back turned and called out letters and you could advance one step for each time that letter was in your name (the goal being to get up close enough to tap them on the shoulder and run away). I used to make up the longest middle name I could think of with lots of uncommon letters like "x" and "z".
Mine is Gerard, which I can't stand. It's not a horrible name or anything, it just rhymes with my last name which makes it weird to say. None of my in-laws knew my middle name until the day of my wedding. The commissioner spills it out "Do you Damien...". All I hear is a bunch of chuckling from the crowd, and I see my family looking around with this confused looks on their faces like, "what's everyone laughing at?" 35 years and they still don't get the joke.
My middle name is Patricia, after an aunt. When my husband and I named our children we decided to give them each three names; One of our choice, one from my family and one from my husband's family. So, for example my eldest daughter is Bridie (a favourite Irish name) Rebecca (after my husband's Grandmother,) and Therese (a name well-used in my family.) That way it's fair to everyone and no-one can be offended.
Colleen, I'd always wished we'd give our daughters family names, for their 2nd names, so I'm always cross with my self, that I didn't think of that at the time.
The woman next door to my family home, was named Colleen, & her eldest daughter was named Patricia, but she's always called Trish.
Us 4 siblings have always being called by our middle dames. My 1st name is Carol, after my father, Carl. I would rather have had Carla, instead of Carol! When my husband was very very young, & his mother remarried, (she had an awful 1st husband, I believe) his middle name was changed from his father’s 1st name, to his stepfathers name. yes, that was better. From Albert to Barrie.