Going By A Middle Name

Jim Treacher is a pseudonym used by Sean Medlock. However, his full name is Robert Sean Medlock. Like many people, he goes by his middle name. He has a post up about middle names.

So now, every time I need to fill out paperwork somewhere, I have to explain that I go by my middle name. Doctors, dentists, car repairs, insurance, what have you. The routine is kind of annoying, but at this point I’m used to it.

I’m not deceiving anybody by using my middle name. It’s just my name, man. Lots of people go by their middle name.

I sympathize. My full name is William John Joseph Hoge, and I go by my first middle name John socially. Professionally, I use W. J. J. Hoge.

But that’s not what Jim/Sean and I are here to talk to you about. We’re here to comment on a non-event of the 2024 presidential campaign.

This week Nikki Haley announced she’s running for president. I don’t know if she has a shot, but the libs sure seem to think so. They’re already attacking her for … going by her middle name.

Yep. Some pundits are trying to make a big deal out of Nikki Haley going by her middle name. She has since she was a child. Her immigrant parents named her Nimarata Nikki Randhawa and called her “Nikki”—which means “little one” in Punjabi. When she married Michale Haley, she took his last name.

I don’t know that I’ll wind up supporting Nikki Haley for the Republican nomination, but her name won’t be a reason for supporting another candidate.

UPDATE—My podcasting partner Stacy McCain’s full name is Robert Stacy McCain. I’ll bet we wind up talking about this during The Other Podcast tomorrow evening.

1 thought on “Going By A Middle Name

  1. I am H.R.M. (until recently Jr.). When I was born my Great grand father Harry was alive, my grandfather Harry was alive and my father Harry was alive. 4 was just too many to handle so I have always gone by my middle.

    Middles Unite!

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