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Gay Three Name Names

It seems as though many gay men like to go by three names, why is that? Neil Patrick Harris, of course, James Duke Mason, Belinda Carlisle’s son, and there are more who aren’t well known. If gays have two names, many seem to have a first name for a last name, such as Adam Keith, or Paul John.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Saturday at 8:43 AM

why? because we are f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s

by Anonymousreply 1Last Friday at 9:32 AM

This thread is stupid.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Friday at 9:34 AM

Assassins and other notorious killers often go my three names (e.g., John Wayne Gacy, Lee Harvey Oswald). I think it is to be very specific. Also, sometimes politicians (e.g., MLK, JFK, LBJ, FDR).

As for the Gays, I hadn’t noticed.

I go by a single name.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Friday at 9:52 AM

Actors do it for the gravitas, I think. It makes them sound more important. Serial killers get referred to by their full names to distinguish them from other people with the same first and last name (Henry Lee Lucas for instance.)

by Anonymousreply 4Last Friday at 10:04 AM

It’s very common. Gays want to be special and different.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Friday at 10:19 AM

Michael Tilson Thomas

by Anonymousreply 6Last Friday at 10:23 AM

I use an initial before my two names. Does that make me a three name gay.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Friday at 10:46 AM

I have three names for OP:




by Anonymousreply 8Last Friday at 10:47 AM

I think OP was hit over the head with a pole while coming up with his poll.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Friday at 10:54 AM

Actors with three names often do it because there’s already an actor with the same two names so they add a third (often their middle name) to delineate.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Friday at 11:15 AM

Hmm...I have three last names. It's a Southern thing.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Friday at 11:25 AM

John Benjamin Hickey

by Anonymousreply 12Last Friday at 11:29 AM

Lee Roy Reams

by Anonymousreply 13Last Friday at 11:30 AM

OK for those of you that are in complete denial that this exists are living under a rock.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Friday at 11:30 AM

Didn’t we previously observe that gay men don’t use nicknames? Robert not Bob, Richard not Dick, etc.?

by Anonymousreply 15Last Friday at 11:31 AM

Jonathan David Jonathan

by Anonymousreply 16Last Friday at 11:36 AM

Snoop Doggy Dogg

by Anonymousreply 17Last Friday at 11:37 AM

R15 Your comment reminds me: I always wondered about WALTER Payton. Was he gay? There were little tiny quivers under the radar but nobody wanted to say anything.

Sorry, I know it's not three names but R15's comment triggered me.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Friday at 11:37 AM

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

by Anonymousreply 19Last Friday at 11:39 AM

James Edward Olmos?

by Anonymousreply 20Last Friday at 11:39 AM

James Earl Jones

by Anonymousreply 21Last Friday at 12:33 PM

Paul Michael Glaser

Thomas Haden Church

by Anonymousreply 22Last Friday at 12:35 PM

[quote]James Edward Olmos?

Edward James, you fat stupid whore!

by Anonymousreply 23Last Friday at 12:35 PM

James Badge Dale

James Patrick Stuart

by Anonymousreply 24Last Friday at 12:39 PM

Winnie the Pooh

by Anonymousreply 25Last Friday at 1:01 PM

John Wayne Gacy

by Anonymousreply 26Last Friday at 1:13 PM

John Wesley Shipp

by Anonymousreply 27Last Friday at 1:15 PM

What the three names of the guy on "Modern Family?"

by Anonymousreply 28Last Friday at 1:16 PM

What about four names?

by Anonymousreply 29Last Friday at 1:37 PM

[R15] it’s both, gay men love full names and three or more. Those with three names also like to wear snappy bow ties.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Friday at 1:58 PM

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

by Anonymousreply 31Last Friday at 2:06 PM

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the only gay in the cast, the only one with three names. Proves my point.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Friday at 2:12 PM

The reason a lot of actors go by three names is because some other actor before them registered their name with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

If a Joseph Levitt or Neil Harris got a few parts back in the day and then left acting to sell used cars, SAG won't let another actor use the same name. So they have go bill themselves as Joseph Gordon Levitt or Neil Patrick Harris.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Friday at 2:55 PM

[R33] I’m a SAG member, and entertainment exec, and that’s completely false. May have been true in 1983, but isn’t now.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Friday at 3:19 PM

Jackie On Assistance

by Anonymousreply 35Last Friday at 3:53 PM

[quote]Jonathan Taylor Thomas


by Anonymousreply 36Last Friday at 4:38 PM

R29, that’s my name, too.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Friday at 11:34 PM

Sum Ting Wong

by Anonymousreply 38Last Saturday at 1:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 39Last Saturday at 1:41 AM

R33, even in that case they could still use two names with a middle initial. Singer, actress and former Miss America, Vanessa Williams, goes by Vanessa L. Williams at times because there was already another actress named Vanessa Williams.

No reason why some of these pretentious types can't use a middle initial if they need to use the middle name solely to abide by SAG rules. Their equivalents in Britain, especially England, are the pretentious cunts who use double-barrelled surnames because they think it is more posh and aristocratic-sounding.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Saturday at 2:01 AM

Three last names is good.

Two first and two last is a good Spanish name.

A first and two last is okay.

Two first and one last is trashy.

Three first names is ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Saturday at 2:14 AM

Here’s someone with three first names, I wonder what his real name is? Note that he uses the word “haus”, a sign that he’s trying to be a trendy gay.

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by Anonymousreply 42Last Saturday at 5:59 AM

OP .. This is a site full of old AF gay men. This goes right over their heads.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Saturday at 7:57 AM

Boss. E. Bottom

by Anonymousreply 44Last Saturday at 8:16 AM

I use two names but people seem to prefer to just call me by one name, I get "Hey ASSHOLE" an awful lot.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Saturday at 8:43 AM
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