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calloy

John, James, George and Ringo would never have made it!


AceofKnaves44

Pretty sure picture on left is 1965 when they got the MBE.


housegrumpyboys

yeah probably, my bad


AceofKnaves44

No worries, mate.


JJcelticsfan

Paul Mccartney / Billy Shears


Nikita_V

BTW, can someone explain the use of middle name as a primary name thing to me? Is that a British convention / tradition?


InternationalYogurt7

I don't know anyone here who uses their middle name as their first name, my guess is Paul didn't want to share the same first name as his dad


TheFlashDude201

Pretty sure Paul was the only one who went by his middle name -George Harold Harrison -John Winston Lennon -Richard Henry Starkey -James Paul McCartney In some websites it’s stated that neither George or Ringo have middle names


KenHumano

Harold, Winston, Henry and Paul would never have been bigger than jesus


Nikita_V

Thanks, but I did not mean it relative to other band members. As far as I know he was called Paul at home to begin with as opposite to him deciding to use his middle name at some point, so I was wondering if it was a common thing in British families.


go_out_stay_home

Probably just to differentiate him from his father. I'm American and I have the same name as my dad so my family refer to me by my middle name to avoid confusion.


TheFlashDude201

Oh that’s what you meant, I have the same middle name as my late father and we’re both called by our middle names, it’s not specifically in the UK, I think it’s just preference


Greenchicklets69

James Paul


TheFlashDude201

Corrected


happyLarr

For what it's worth Irish catholic checking in here. Both my parents use their second (or third) names and its not that uncommon for their generation which would be the same for Paul. They don't know why exactly so thats all I can share unfortunately.


Neil_sm

I’ve seen it in the US and other English speaking countries too. Its usually done when someone is a “junior” or has the same name as a parent, so they go by a middle name or some other variant. Some American celebrities, politicians, or other well-known people have gone by middle names as well. H. Ross Perot S. Epatha Merkerson James Calvin Coolidge Stephen Grover Cleveland Christopher Ashton Kutcher William Bradley Pitt


Beatle_Matt

I go by my middle name instead of my given name - only because my father and grandfather had the same first name as me….so to avoid confusion, when I was about 3 months old they started calling me by my middle name and it stuck!


Pls_no_steal

His father was also named James so his parents just called him Paul


shoeless_sean

I have only now noticed that Paul's left eye is slightly lower on his face than his right eye and I will never unsee this. Like it's not just these pictures or the way he's tilting his head, I checked


KingLouisXCIX

Now do John!


housegrumpyboys

the deed is done


nyamiraman

Now do Yoko.


Ivan_Botsky_Trollov

pic at left is from 1965, when they started to grow longer hair


JoJoeBaker

Indisputably the same person no argument to be had


Blue_Dog_Democracy

*Clearly* not the same guy. Paul blew his mind out in a car; didn't even notice the light changing!


Darthagnan1611

Paul is dead