Why do children have two or more Christian names?

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Why do children have two or more Christian names?

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"The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he-she can tell when they really are in big trouble".

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I only have one given name and no Christian names at all. :?
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I've only got one given name.


mind you I get called a few others.


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You don't need to tell us Brian :wink:
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brian c wrote:I've only got one given name.


mind you I get called a few others.


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Very wise.

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I am named after my Nana god what a horrible middle name i have. :oops: :oops:
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William Thomas Douglas. Father 86 deceased.
Ivy Constance Douglas. Mother 75. deceased.
Monica Leone Ann Douglas 98 deceased. Sister
William Thomas Douglas 100 deceased. Brother.
Hector Raymond Douglas 76 deceased.
Marjorie May Douglas 75 deceased
Heather Dawn Douglas 77 living
Bruce Douglas 68 living.
Kenneth Douglas. 64 living

Yes my eldest brother was given exactly the same name as my father. But by the time that I was born, my mum reckoned one name for me was enough especially when it came time to filling in forms and documents etc. And it was the same for my Brother Kenneth..
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Having one middle name must be bad enough, but sympathise with those who have two or three (Charles Anthony Lynton Blair.)

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I've only got one given name.


mind you I get called a few others.
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I've only got one too..No Middle name
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I only had one Christian name Bruce but now I have one that is recognised all over the world True. you could even say it is now recognised Globally.
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I have only one Christian name (no middle name) but it is made up of two because it is hyphenated. Interesting thing is, male friends call me by my full hyphenated Christian name and female friends don't. Its wierd because I never tell people what to call me. Maybe this suggests men are more polite than us girls - I don't know, but its a fact anyway :?
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A lot of chrildren go through early child hood thinking that there name is. HEY YOU.
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or "STOP THIEF"
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Or....

"Why You Little"..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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In my case,I played a lot of cricket,including for South Shields when I was very young,and nearly all scorecards show,first name and middle initial....and I DID NOT HAVE A MIDDLE oNE>>> all my children were given one...and so it was purely a selfish thing...and I really dont care ,if anyone is upset by that.
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Both my parents and my two siblings have first and second names.

Interestingly though both my brother and I were called and go by our second names.

I prefer my second name but my signature is with both initials in correct order.

This causes much confusion when filling out forms and with bank accounts etc etc.

Everyone calls you by your first name and I never answer to it.

It was especially confusing for the guests when I got married as the invitations had my first name ..

which very few knew and everyone was wondering who was this Gnadsy who was marrying Wynsey

she's supposed to be marrying Wadsy :P :roll:
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LOL at gnads.

My Name Bruce Douglas, both my Christian name and my surname can be either a surname or a Christian name. It was not until I gave up driving that I realised that the Queensland Main Roads department had my name wrong on my drivers licence. :lol: according to their records Douglas Bruce was the holder of my licence, and not Bruce Douglas.
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My middle name is Henry, which I used to hate. Now I'm in France, it is Henri. Pronounced Ohnree, so I dont mind using it. :lol:
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My husband has no middle name. He's the 12th of 13 children, so I think
they just ran out.

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