Sunday, April 28, 2013

30 Days of Blogging: In the Middle

"What's your middle name, and what's it's significance?" 

My middle name is Lynn. As far as I know, it doesn't mean anything-I'm not named for anyone, and there's no amazing story that I know of. I have met a lot of Lynns in my time (in fact, my neighbour's name is Lynn), but it's still not as common as my first name was growing up.

For some reason, everyone named their child Karen back in the early 1970s. There were three of us in most of our classes and when the teachers would call on us, we'd always have to ask, "Which one?" I even had a cousin with almost the EXACT same name (first and last), but the only difference was our middle names. Relatives used to call us "big Karen" and "little Karen" because I was the older one.

Another interesting fact: I'm the only girl in my family who actually goes by her first name. Both my Mom AND my sister may have to legally use their first name in documents, but both actually go by their middle names.

I've never given my middle name a lot of thought. It's just there, attached to my main name, something I put on documents when I need to.

What about you? What's YOUR middle name?

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