And some questions for you all: I’m wondering about people who weren’t given a middle name at birth. Specifically:
— Do you wish you’d been given one, or are you happy without?
— If you took a different Confirmation name, did you start to use it as your middle name?
— If you’re a married woman who took your husband’s last name, did you find it easier/less complicated to just move your maiden name into the middle spot legally (if you chose to do so) than if you’d had a middle name there as well?
— Of the people you know who weren’t given a middle name at birth (including yourself), how many are men and how many are women?
If these questions don’t pertain to you, but you know people without middle names, please share their experience/opinion also, if you know it!