A boy/man's middle name can be taken from the following family members, right?
his mother's maiden name
his paternal grandfather
his maternal grandfather
- Anonymous1 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..
- MaxiLv 72 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
- kristinLv 52 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.
- PeriferalistLv 72 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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- Elaine MLv 72 months ago
A middle name can come from anywhere.
- conley39Lv 72 months ago
Yes, if that's what the parents choose to do.
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
i dont see why not
- Ted PackLv 72 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. . .
- Anonymous2 months ago
A boy/man's middle name can be taken from anywhere parents want to get it.