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Ben
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Ben asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 2 months ago

A boy/man's middle name can be taken from the following family members, right?

his mother's maiden name

his father

his paternal grandfather

his maternal grandfather

his great-grandfather

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    My MN is same as my grandpa on Mom's side.

    My Dad's  was his mother's maiden name.

    My Sister's and my Mom's   came out of the blue.

    My brothers is same as uor Gt Grandpa  on the Swedish side.

    My sister in law, I have No Clue. It is Japanese; "Negoumi" I Think..

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    What a parent names and registers their child it  their own choice to make, they certainky don't need to refer to 'family' names

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  • 2 months ago

    Parents choose the names of their children; and it doesn't have to be a family name or follow any particular set of naming traditions.

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  • 2 months ago

    It can come from anywhere. For examples, my dad's middle name was his mother's family name, and as it turned out, and quite by chance, MY middle name is the same as the family name of a great-great grandmother of mine.

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  • 2 months ago

    A middle name can come from anywhere.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, if that's what the parents choose to do.

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  • 2 months ago

    i dont see why not

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  • 2 months ago

    The tradition. especially in  in New England and the Old South, is to use a maiden name (wife's, paternal grandmother's, maternal grandmother's) as a middle name. It's a heck of a clue.

    There is one notorious exception; a guy named Lorenzo Dow (1777- 1834), who was like the Billy Graham of his day, but six times more famous. He had at least 10,000 children named after him, and many a genealogist, finding a "Lorenzo Dow McCorkle" in their tree, has searched in vain for "Dow" as a maiden name, and wondered why a Presbyterian Scotch-Irish family would name a son the Spanish/Italian "Lorenzo".

    But, people can also use the name of a favorite uncle, a family friend, an historical hero, a poet the mom admired, the Old Testament, the New testament. . .

    • Anon
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      Midwest  it  was a tradition too. Also "Wilbur" was popular at turn of the century. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    A boy/man's middle name can be taken from anywhere parents want to get it.

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