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22nd Mar '18 5:33:38 PM Pichu-kun
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It's also common in some cultures for infants to be named in honor of ancestors (typically grandparents) or as part of a multi-generational naming tradition. This can result in embarrassment as names become unfashionable or [[GenderBlenderName strongly associated with a certain gender]] over time (e.g., Meredith, Hilary, Ashley). May also lead to a WhoNamesTheirKidDude.

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It's also common in some cultures for infants to be named in honor of ancestors (typically grandparents) or as part of a multi-generational naming tradition. This can result in embarrassment as names become unfashionable or [[GenderBlenderName strongly associated with a certain gender]] over time (e.g., Meredith, Hilary, Ashley). May also lead to a WhoNamesTheirKidDude.
WhoNamesTheirKidDude. Contrast with MiddleNameBasis.
18th Mar '18 10:32:43 AM fearlessnikki
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* Cindy of ''Literature/SistersNoWay'' feels this about Margaret, whose last name is Magee - which is the name of her husband that she's separated from (Maggie Magee). Margaret probably doesn't feel this way, as she continues to go by 'Ms Magee' at the school even after she's married Cindy's father.
18th Mar '18 10:28:30 AM fearlessnikki
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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' reveals that Jessie Spano's middle name is Myrtle.


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* Creator/EvanRachelWood has said she's not fond of her middle name Rachel. She only uses it so that casting directors [[TomboyishName know she's female]].
10th Jan '18 2:25:55 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''Three'' examples in the HungerGames fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'': Lark's middle name is revealed to be Asphodel (which his mother apparently thought sounded manly at the time). Vale's middle name is Chastity, while Obsidian's is Agamemnon. (The latter is actually [[InvertedTrope inverted]], in that Obsidian doesn't seem to understand why Vale thinks his middle name ought to embarrass him at all. He does find ''her'' middle name pretty snicker-worthy, though.)

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* ''Three'' examples in the HungerGames ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'': Lark's middle name is revealed to be Asphodel (which his mother apparently thought sounded manly at the time). Vale's middle name is Chastity, while Obsidian's is Agamemnon. (The latter is actually [[InvertedTrope inverted]], in that Obsidian doesn't seem to understand why Vale thinks his middle name ought to embarrass him at all. He does find ''her'' middle name pretty snicker-worthy, though.)
28th Dec '17 5:57:38 PM AreYouTyler
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* In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}: The Next Generation'', J.T. Yorke's full name is James Tiberius Yorke.

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* In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}: The Next Generation'', J.T. Yorke's full name is [[Franchise/StarTrek James Tiberius Tiberius]] Yorke.



''Film/{{Manhattan}}'', where Ike (Allen) jokingly tells "Trouble is my middle name" to Mary (Diane Keaton).
16th Dec '17 8:18:12 PM nombretomado
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* [[LightandDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami DARCUS TAYLOR YAGAMI!]] Also Light ''Melville'' Yagami.

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* [[LightandDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami [[Fanfic/LightandDarkTheAdventuresOfDarkYagami DARCUS TAYLOR YAGAMI!]] Also Light ''Melville'' Yagami.
16th Dec '17 7:29:34 PM SomberCaelifera
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** Not to mention Dorothy Gale [=McShane=], who might pitch some homemade explosives your way if your call her anything but 'Ace'. Her mother's favorite movie was ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', as you might have guessed. Not like that's any excuse.

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** Not to mention Dorothy Gale [=McShane=], who might pitch some homemade explosives your way if your you call her anything but 'Ace'. Her mother's favorite movie was ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', as you might have guessed. Not like that's any excuse.
10th Dec '17 5:26:04 PM theek01
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Detentionaire}}'' has Cam, a.k.a. Camillio Esmereldo Martinez.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyB'', Bessie's middle name is Kajolica, which she's kept hidden from the world not because it sounds ridiculous, but because [[TheScottishTrope merely saying it causes random acts of chaos to occur]].
4th Dec '17 11:58:49 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the Archie Comic adaptation of ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic's middle name is Maurice. His parents call him by that name, but he dislikes it. (His first name is implied to be ''more'' embarrassing.)
** It is. WordOfGod said that it's "Olgilvie". Don't worry, they've promised that they'll never, ever bring it up.
* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Wally West's full name is Wallace Rudolph West.
** Probably due to the fact that it's his father's first name, and his dad was kind of a dick who [[AnythingThatMoves cheated on his wife constantly]] and wasn't terrifically supportive of his son.

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* In the Archie Comic adaptation of ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'', Sonic's middle name is Maurice. His parents call him by that name, but he dislikes it. (His His first name is implied to be ''more'' embarrassing.)
** It is.
WordOfGod said that it's "Olgilvie". Don't worry, they've promised that they'll never, ever bring it up.
* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': Wally West's full name is Wallace Rudolph West.
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West. Probably due to the fact that it's his father's first name, and his dad was kind of a dick who [[AnythingThatMoves cheated on his wife constantly]] and wasn't terrifically supportive of his son.



* The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was stuck with a slew of these in the original Oz novels, as he explains to Princess Ozma in this quotation from "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz":

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* The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was stuck with a slew of these in the original Oz ''Literature/LandOfOz'' novels, as he explains to Princess Ozma in this quotation from "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz":


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* Holden's kid sister Phobe in ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' hates her middle name "Josephine" and is always trying to come up with a new middle name.
1st Dec '17 8:17:57 AM ngh93
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'', Spike announces that Danger is his middle name. --> '''Whitey:''' I thought it was "Leslie".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'', Spike announces that Danger is his middle name.
--> '''Whitey:''' I thought it was "Leslie".\\
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