Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Tyrades! Are You and Your Middle Name on Speaking Terms?

Series: Tyrades | Story 29

February 4, 2021

There’s no middle ground with middle names. You either love them or hate them.

Or, if you’re a politician, you treat them however the latest opinion poll indicates. (“It’s way past time this nation took the bold bipartisan move of giving Harry S. Truman an actual posthumous middle name – not for our own benefit, but FOR THE CHILDREN.”)

Middle names come from various sources. My son and I both carry on my late father’s middle name of Lewis. My brother was named for the surgeon who delivered him. (For years, I thought his middle name was Stork.)

Some people select trendy/classic...

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