Re: CHAT: Middle Initials
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 13, 2001, 19:48|
Dan Jones wrote:
> I've noticed something. Loads of American names have an initial in the
> middle, like Raymond E Feist, Kathlyn S Starbuck and even our own David E
> Bell. [... W]hy do you do it?
There are many reasons: for disambiguation (George Bush vs. George W.
Bush), for euphony (Walter H. Waggoner [a reporter] sounds less jingly
than Walter Waggoner), to honor a parent or grandparent, as in my case.
Legally, however, the full name is the first name + surname only.
John W[oldemar] Cowan.
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