Ian revealed on air this morning that his middle name is Desmond and then got his team to divulge theirs.
— Ian Dempsey (@IanDempsey) August 7, 2013
Do you have a middle name that causes a stir, a reaction, a giggle? What does your middle same say about you?
It got us asking: what is the purpose of a middle name? As a nod to a loved one? Your parents couldn’t decide on one favourite name? Or perhaps you were named after a famous celebrity or personality?
Perhaps you’ve chosen to be known by your middle name?
If you’re a parent have you given your child a middle name and if so how have you chosen?
Here’s some famous ones you may not know
Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson
Gabriel Mary Byrne
Matt Paige Damon
Richard Tiffany Gere
Hugh John Mungo Grant
Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio
Kate Garry Hudson
J.K. Rowling – Joanne Rowing, the Harry Potter author, actually has no middle name. She wrote under the pen name J.K. Rowling because publishers feared a female author might deter boys from reading her books. (The K honors her grandmother Kathleen)