Entertainment Music What was Elvis Presley's Middle Name? Share PINTEREST Email Print The Elvis statue on Beale is covered in a light veil of snow. Photo by Brent Wheeler, © 2008 Music Oldies Major Artists Genres & Styles Top Picks 60s Hits 70s Hits Rock Music Pop Music Alternative Music Classical Music Country Music Folk Music Rap & Hip Hop Rhythm & Blues World Music Punk Music Heavy Metal Jazz Latin Music Learn More By Teresa R. Simpson Teresa R. Simpson Writer University of Memphis Southwest Tennesse Community College Teresa R. Simpson is a freelance travel journalist and the author of "Memphis Murder & Mayhem." Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 06/26/19 Question: What was Elvis Presley's Middle Name? Answer: When Elvis was born, his parents chose "Aron" as his middle name. Some believe this spelling was to mimic the spelling of his stillborn identical twin brother's middle name, Garon; some believe that Vernon Presley simply made a mistake in spelling "Aaron" in an attempt to name his son after a Tupelo-based family friend Aaron Kennedy. However, when his birth certificate was recorded with the state, his middle name was mistakenly spelled "Aaron," unbeknownst to the Presley family. When Elvis was older, he wished to change "Aron" to "Aaron", but discovered that this change to a more traditional and Biblical spelling of "Aaron" with two As had been made. Which is correct: Aron or Aaron? Most fans of the King like to go along with his wishes. It also adds to their argument that it's the spelling on his official birth certificate as well as his gravesite. It's also the spelling the official Elvis.com website uses in their official biography. More Frequently Asked Questions About Elvis Where was Elvis Born? When was Elvis' Birthday? Did Elvis Have Siblings? What was Elvis' First Recording? What Does TCB Stand For? Was Elvis a Racist? How Many Children Did Elvis Have? Does Elvis Have Any Grandchildren? When Did Elvis Die? Where is Elvis Buried? Could Elvis Still Be Alive? What Does TCB Stand For?