Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mike in the Middle

I awoke this morning curious about Michael as a middle name...how many people carry our moniker tucked neatly between their first and last names?

The Internet did not solve this mystery, but as usual, provided some interesting middle name information to share.
  • Consider these Mikes:
Mike Nesmith, the Monkees guitarist who always wore a knit cap;
Michael Stipe, REM's frontman;
Mike Stanton, the Cincinnatti Reds relief pitcher,
and author Michael Crichton, best known for penning Jurrassic Park and creating the TV-series ER....

What have they in common? Michael is their MIDDLE name that they obviously prefer over their given labels: Robert Nesmith, John Stipe, William Stanton, and John Crichton.

Further shuffling through pages and pages of searches unearthed this Middle-Name gem:
Michael J. Fox's middle name is ANDREW. He replaced the "A" with a "J" to avoid the certain, yet tacky, teen-mag headlines: "Michael is A Fox."

And finally, according to a post in Lycos IQ, Mike Myers, the murderous character of Halloween fame, was given the middle name Audrey...well no wonder!

6 Comments:

Blogger MikeP said...

Spot the Michael in the middle:

Louisa M. Alcott
James M. Buchanan
Vladimir M. Komarov
George M. Cohan
Richard M. Nixon
Gerald M. Weinberg

9:08 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

EASY! It is Cohan--A Yankee Doodle Dandy if I might add

9:52 AM  
Blogger MikeP said...

Bonus points:

Can you tell what the other M's stand for?

2:15 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I know Alcott's middle name is May, and Nixon is Milhouse. That's all I feel like trying.

4:16 PM  
Blogger MikeP said...

Paul Michael Glaser

8:49 AM  
Blogger MikeP said...

Looks like there will be at least one more now.

10:06 AM  

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