Have you ever noticed that everyone you meet seems to have one of only a few different middle names? Apparently you aren't alone!
Because middle names are a fairly recent convention, they are more likely to go for a classic name that doesn't fit into those modern choices. So whether you were born back in 1916, the 1980s, or even 2016, there is a good chance that your middle name will be on this list.
Ancestry UK specialist says that "It seems that middle names are a relatively new phenomenon, having only become the norm over the last hundred years - driven by the desire to commemorate well-loved ancestors."
So these middle names are less likely to follow pop culture and will often be a more traditional name, often times from a parent's or grandparent's generation.
The top 10 middle names for girls are:
- Jane and Elizabeth (equal)
- Amy and Catherine (equal)
- Victoria and Kate (equal)
The top 10 middle names for boys are:
- Peter and Lee (equal)
- Christopher and Alexander (equal)
- Michael and Daniel (equal)
What do you think? Is your middle name on the list?