December 22, 2004

Middle Names

I have met my fair share of Jennifer Anns, Jennifer Lynns, and Jennifer Maries. I've also known my fair share of Jennifer Larsons. But even though I have an extremely common name, I was lucky enough to get a semi-unusual middle name.

It's not an unusual name, per se, but it's not one you normally see as the middle name.


There's no story behind it. No relative I'm named after. My parents just thought it was pretty. My brother also has a semi-unusual middle name, but my sister got stuck with one of the boring ones I mentioned in the first sentence. My mom has one of those, too. My dad has his father's first name as his middle name. My niece got the same boring middle name as my sister, but my nephew got the (rather bulky) name of his great-grandfather.

Richard Gere's middle name is "Tiffany"...go figure that one out. Maybe it's his mother's maiden name.

Posted by Jennifer at December 22, 2004 09:00 AM


Nicole... that IS pretty :-)

Posted by: Harvey at December 22, 2004 09:23 AM

Every one of my siblings has an unusual middle name. But it makes sense from a parenting point of view. You're pissed at the kid, kid won't risspeck yo authorit-eye, so you shout kid's first and middle name in the way only a parent can. Kid suffers humilation of peers learning kid's middle name is Monroe, Estelle, or Dreyer.

Posted by: shank at December 22, 2004 10:23 AM

Jennifer Nicole is pretty. Mom wanted to name me Jennifer Lynn, but I did'nt cooperate so they had to name me Jeffrey Lynn.

Posted by: Jeff at December 22, 2004 11:30 AM

I have a niece named Nicole. Pretty name.

Posted by: Ted at December 22, 2004 12:02 PM

Whattya know, that's my middle name too. And my parents had the same reasoning behind it.

Posted by: nic at December 22, 2004 03:54 PM

I like unique names -- one of my children has the middle name "Justice," for instance.

And yes, Jennifer Nicole is a very lovely name.

Posted by: david at December 22, 2004 04:18 PM

my Sizzle's middle name is Nicole. good name!

Posted by: sarahk at December 22, 2004 09:46 PM

I also have a niece named Nicole. I've always considered Nicole/Nikki a very sexy name. Jennifer too for that matter...

Posted by: Kin at December 28, 2004 08:05 AM