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Middle Name Pride Day

Middle Name Pride Day is part of Celebrate Your Name Week, which occurs each year during the first complete week in March. Middle names often remain hidden and unknown to others, but today they are shared with pride by observants of the day. Middle names date back to ancient Rome but took on the form we know them today in the Middle Ages when Europeans followed a given name with a baptismal name and a surname. Immigrants to America continued the tradition. Over time, the religious connotations of middle names diminished, and many other names were used.

How to Observe Middle Name Pride Day

Celebrate the day by sharing your middle name with people who don't know it! The creators of the day suggest sharing your middle name with three people and starting your conversation with them by saying, "Have I ever mentioned that my middle name is…"

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