Let’s pretend I am a general authority. Yeah, yeah, I know. But let’s just pretend.
There seems to be a cultural phenomenon of including a middle initial when announcing a general authority’s name (i.e. Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, Boyd K. Packer, etc).
Now, how would they announce my name? Would they use just one initial? If so, which one, the first, second or third? The second would technically be the middle initial. At the same time, others don’t just use their middle initials, but also their second initials. I guess either way, my name would still be “Elder Kim J. Siever”.
Then again, other general authorities presumably have all their initials (since many simply have one) announced. In that case, would I too have all my initials announced? Would my name be announced as “Elder Kim J. J. B. Siever”?
Or would they avoid the issue and simply go back to the good ol’ days and refer to me as “Elder Kim Siever”? Better yet, would they ask for my preference?
Well, this exercise is likely moot anyhow.