I Don’t Have One. That Explains A Lot.
A piece on the Today Show's website says if you want to seem smarter, add a middle initial to your name.
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.