Jennifer and Mallory talk all about MIDDLE names: why we have them, the most common middle names, fun middle name stories, and celebs who go by their middle names!

Names mentioned in this episode:
Akira, Shine, Beena, Kious, George, Rudyard, Rooney, Edsel, Ranger, LaChelle, Faith, Saunsuray, Birdie, Skipper, Goldie.

Top middle names in the U.S. from 2010-2015
Girls: Marie, Grace, Rose, Ann, Elizabeth, Faith, Mae, Lynn, Renee, and Jane.

Boys: James, Lee, Michael, Joseph, Alexander, David, William, Andrew, Matthew, and Robert.

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In memory of healthcare worker Kious Kelly, a nurse manager at Mount Sinai hospital in NYC, who passed of Coronavirus at the age of 48.

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All About Middle Names