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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Salam Rushdie inspires the TT #MiddleNameUsers





Image: Salman Rushdie Twitter

Salman Rushdie has inspired the hashtag #MiddleNameUsers. The story on how this came about goes like this. Facebook deleted the world-famous author's account over the weekend. Reason cited was this - the author was not using his real name. His birth name is Ahmed Salman Rushdie but as the whole world knows he goes by the name of Salman Rushdie. Facebook has a name policy and you can not allowed to use your middle name. The author took to Twitter to voice his discontent and Facebook eventually relented. They had to as there was no other choice because in real life Salman Rushdie is know as Salman Rushdie. Since the Ahmed has been dropped. We have previously covered the Facebook Name policy and you can read about it here.


Now this has prompted a popular hashtag on Twitter #MiddleNameUsers since many famous people no not go by their first name but by their middle name. It is up to an individual to go by the name that best suits them and what they are known by their friends and family is most important.


Salman Rushdie himself has started compiling a list of Middle Name users and the count has come to 4 as of writing this post. Here is a full list of the names.


 ARTHUR EVELYN ST.JOHN WAUGH WILLIAM BRAD(LEY) PITT GEORGE ORSON WELLES MICHAEL TRENT REZNOR JAMES RICK PERRY. JAMES PAUL MCCARTNEY HENRY CHARLES BUKOWSKI CHARLES BRUCE CHATWIN LYNN NOLAN RYAN ADELINE VIRGINIA WOOLF. JAMES HUGH LAURIE DAVID JUDE HEYWORTH LAW EDNA ANNIE PROULX FRANCIS SCOTT FITZGERALD FAHRID MURRAY ABRAHAM. Joseph Rudyard Kipling, Nelle Harper Lee, Christopher Ashton Kutcher, Willard Mitt Romney, Keith Rupert Murdoch.






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