Londoners With Slightly Unusual Middle Names

By M@ Last edited 113 months ago
Londoners With Slightly Unusual Middle Names

It's Friday lunch, so it must be time for a pointless but curious list. Voila, a selection of Londoners past and present with unusual middle names:

  • (Alexander) Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
  • Hugh John Mungo Grant
  • Sebastian Newbold Coe
  • Charles John Huffam Dickens
  • Anthony Wedgwood Benn
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • Jasper Thirlby Conran
  • Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Elton Hercules John (although it’s a stage name)
  • Robert Zenon Geldof (his offspring share a habit for odd names)
  • Dido, real name Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong
Reader additions (via Twitter or comments)
  • Thomas Galloway Dunlop du Roy de Blicquy Galbraith, 2nd Baron Strathclyde (via @finallyalex)
  • Lauren Zurn Collins (via Lauren Zurn Collins)
In other nominative news (though outside of London), meet a woman who just changed her name to include 161 components, including names such as Evolution, Strange, and Michael.
Image of Hugh Mungo Grant by Julien Rath, used under Creative Commons licence.

Last Updated 04 May 2012