hi Duane, convert your comment to an answer, and welcome to the project. Crossing borders indeed does strange things to spellings, yours is mild. As for the given name, my own grandfather's name was actually Oscar, but he didn't like it so went by Joseph. Boys had Joseph included among their given names on baptisms during a certain period, as girls had Marie included. And the very concept of ''middle name'' doesn't exist in French, they are all given names, just so you know.