Even though Joe Biden was vice president for eight years, it turns out some people didn't know died in 2002 at age 86.middle name until he was on Wednesday. His full name is Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., and it's fair to say his middle name isn't a common one. It's his paternal grandmother's maiden name -- she was Mary Elizabeth Robinette before marrying Joseph Harry Biden. The president's father was their first child, Joseph Robinette Biden Sr, who
It's far from the most unusual presidential middle name. President Warren Harding's middle name was Gamaliel, though he's best known as Warren G. Harding. President Harry Truman's middle name was simply the letter S, and President Theodore Roosevelt didn't have a middle name at all.
"Huge day for Robinette visibility," tweeted Twitter user Ashley Feinberg. "Shout out to all the Robinettes out there who've been living in the shadows. Your time has come, solidarity with the Robinettes."
One tweet referenced thesinger , playing off the robin part of the name. "Robinette is what Lady Gaga was wearing," wrote one Twitter user. And another simply riffed "Batman and Robinette."
But Biden's not alone. Some social media users pointed out that actor Richard Brooks played assistant district attorney Paul Robinette on the TV show Law & Order. Author Mary Robinette Kowal has the name, too. "Why thank you!" she tweeted as her name trended.