A piece on the Today Show's website says if you want to seem smarter, add a middle initial to your name.

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And old saying that's usually true -Perception is reality. In the article in European Journal of Social Psychology, adding a middle initial boosts the perception of your intellect.

So let's try an experiment here. Justin D. Bieber. Paris W. Hilton. David L. Benson. Well, one out of three ain't bad.