I Use My Middle Name Instead of My First

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    Team Lindsay!

    My full name is Jessica Lindsay Briar. I go by either Jessica or Lindsay. I don't mind which you call me. But for some reason, I kinda like Lindsay more. I feel more like a Lindsay.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 16, 2011

    It's My Parent's Fault.

    They had two names chosen for me, one of which they preferred.  But the names sounded better together in reverse order, so the preferred one became the middle one.  Bit of a hassle at times, but the first name just isn't me, so I stick with the name I've always used.
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    May 28, 2008

    I hate my first name,

    it's the same as my mums so I don't use it!
    alyssiabeth alyssiabeth
    16-17, F
    Dec 2, 2015

    Thinking Of Legally Changing My Name.

    I've been called by my middle name, all my life.  My parents fully intended for it to be this way and I really like my middle name, Brad.  However, my present employer will not allow me to use my middle name on the job and I wear a name tag with a name that means...
    coffeemugg coffeemugg
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2010

    My middle name is a family name.

    It originally came from two beautiful Italian women. I pass that name on to my daughter. And if I have another girl, she will carry on that middle name too. My middle name is also the name of my business. Well the short version. Lol... I love my middle name. And it is an honor...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 2

    Only In the Sca

    I chose to be Michael Gerard, and added the surname of Curtememorie (AngloFrench for "short memory").  But there are so many Michaels that I've long been introducing myself as "I'm Lord Gerard."  And it IS my confirmation name, too.
    GeorgeTSLC GeorgeTSLC
    66-70, M
    Apr 5, 2009

    Dad's Name

    My parents weren't exactly expecting a baby when they got me, so they weren't prepared yet with a list of baby names. I ended up with a first name that was way to similar to my father's name, and a name my DAD got off a SOAP OPERA. Whenever anyone would be talking to me, or...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 28, 2008

    No Choice

    I don't have any choice but to use my middle name. I'm an Jr. and my Father was already using my first name so I have to use my middle name.
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2008

    I Don't, But My Friend Wanted To Make Sure This Didn't Happen

    I know quite a few people who didn't like their first name, and so chose to use their middle name. A friend of mine who used to be an avid soccer player feared that this would happen with his son. You see, he decided to name his son after his father, Emanuel. His solution was to...
    accomplice accomplice
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 15, 2012

    I actually go by my first

    and middle name. My first name is Summer and my middle name is Rayne, but I prefer to be called Summer Rayne.
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 26, 2014

    Not usually, on here I did

    but I normally use part of my first name.
    TashaLiv TashaLiv
    18-21, F
    Mar 1

    My first name is Andrea,

    my middle name is Alexis but go as "Lexi". I just wanna use my first name from now on lol
    Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll Asdfghjklasdfghjklllllll
    18-21, F
    May 26, 2014
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