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(Originally posted on 2009-07-20)
I wanted to have the same last name as my spouse and daughter, I have been called Paul since 1985, and Kay insisted that I have a middle name, so I changed my name from "William Paul Caligiuri" to "Paul Danger Kile". As a bonus I no longer have to spell my last name over-and-over again. "Danger" is my legal middle name as-of 2007-02-02.
I am not the only one. "Brian Danger r." (not his real family name) left the following quote on the last version of this website: "I just legally changed my middle name to danger and was googling around to see if I could find others like me. I’m glad I’m not the only one!"
Here are some "danger is my middle name", and similar, quotes
Books and Magazines
These are the earliest "Danger is my middle name" book quotes that we could find.
"The Cactus Wildcat, A One-act Rip-roaring Western Comedy for Children", by James S. Wallerstein (published in 1954) says: "Danger is my middle name." on page 22.
The Trumpet of the Swan by E B White (published in 1970) says: "Danger is my middle name." on page 227.
These are the earlies "...is my middle name" book-and-magazine quotes that we could find.
The Submarine Boys' Trial Trip: Making Good as Young Experts, by Victor G. Durham (published in 1909): says: "Porpoise is my middle name..." on page 172.
Pearson's Magazine, Volume 33 (published in 1925) says "Transportation is my middle name" on page 117, and "Wisdom Is Our Middle Name" on page 253.
Television and Movies
This is the earliest TV quote that I could find.
The Monkees Monstrous Monkee Mash (1968) Micky: [speaking with a masculine voice] Well, don't worry, my middle name is 'Danger'. Micky: [the Wolfman lets out a growl from behind the door] Aaah! Of course, my last name is 'Chicken'.
The Faerie Queene, by Edmund Spenser, Book IV, published in the 1500's says, "His name was Daunger dreaded ouer all".
- The book quotes were discovered by The Straight Dope Message Board contributors.
- The IMDB "Danger is my middle name" Quotes Search Results Page
- The IMDB "...is my middle name" Quotes Search Results Page