Why Is Everyone’s Middle Name Louise? (Not Everyone)

Names go in and out of fashion. But some middle names are persistent.

Ancestry.com this year revealed the top middle names for girls are; Louise, Rose, Grace, Jane, and Elizabeth. With names like Louise scoring in top places since the early 1900s.

So, What makes a middle name attractive? And why do so many women share the same middle names?

Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann, Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide talked to Mikayla Louise on Monday Drive to get to the bottom of the popularity of certain middle names.

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