Londoners With Slightly Unusual Middle Names

By M@ Last edited 72 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

Dave H

I work with a chap whose middle name is Snoweagle. I'm insanely jealous.


Is he a Native American, or a Mac operating system?

Jo Brodie

I lost points in a pub quiz because I failed to convince my team that Boris had de Pfeffel as a middle name. No-one believed me.


Robson Golightly Green


Surely Brian "Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle" Eno should have made the list?


Wollstonecraft was Mary Shelley's mother's maiden name :) Her parents were the writers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, and her name was Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin...until she married the the poet PB Shelley. Geekout :)