middle name

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middle name

n.
A name that occurs between a person's first name and surname.

middle name

n
1. a name between a person's first name and surname
2. a characteristic quality for which a person is known: caution is my middle name.

mid′dle name′


n.
a name occurring between a person's first and family names.
[1825–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.middle name - a name between your first name and your surname
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
Translations

middle name

nsecondo nome m
References in classic literature ?
In registering the names of the students, I found that almost every one of them had one or more middle initials.
adopted a fictitious middle initial while working at the Philadelphia Public Ledger [13].
The inscription on the Elizabeth Cross reads: "R A Shearer", but Lt Shearer did not have a middle initial.
stand for 1 : to be a symbol for : represent <What does your middle initial stand for?
The no-brainers whose cause he champions are apparently unable to cope, poor dears, with stones and pounds, furlongs and guineas and have yet to get their heads round the fact that many people are called by their middle initial, or that some married women prefer to be known (correctly, as it happens) by their husbands' names.
Days later, after news of the 15-year-old felony warrant in San Mateo emerged, the campaign official backed down, saying that the campaign's donor-checkers had failed to find the old criminal case because they never knew of his middle initial Y, which had been used in the court matter there.
Some may be bothered by Lamott's repeated references to her dislike of a certain president with the middle initial "W," but surely war is fair game in a book of "thoughts on faith," and her essay about an anti-war protest is one of the most poignant in the book.
I must confess I have never practiced in 26 years using my full middle name, merely the middle initial, and that I am, apparently, now in some jeopardy.
Mind you, we are talking about the special breed of Bruce Webers--the ones without a middle initial or two b's in the Webber.
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