On names, changing them, and pronunciation

Margaret Ball margaret at onr.com
Tue Mar 11 21:00:46 EST 2003


> I don't know, I have no middle name and was always
> kind of proud of that -- it just seemed totally
> unnecessary.  I have two names, a given name made of
> two Chinese characters and a family name made of one
> Chinese character, and have always been quite
> satisfied.  It was kind of fun saying firmly to
> slightly bemused adults "Yes, I really have no middle
> name." 


My husband, who also has no middle name, says the US Army is totally 
inflexible on this point; he went through his military service as Steven 
NMI (No Middle Initial) Zoraster.

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Margaret Ball
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