Post # 1
Another post got me thinking, are there any bees out there who have two last names ? I am Hispanic, i think a lot of us have two last names. The format of my name is: FirstName MiddleName Father’sLastName Mother’sLastName (long i know -_- haha).
Anyways, for any bees who also have two last names my question is, if you are taking your FH’s last name, are you supposed to drop both of your last names ? Or can you drop one (so you’ll continue having two last names but one of them being your husband’s).
The way i’m thinking of doing it is dropping my mother’s last name (sorry mom) so it’ll be something like this FirstName MiddleName Husband’sLastName Father’sLastName
It’s really long but i wouldn’t actually use my entire name unless i’m filling out forms (I never ever use my middle name or second last name unless i’m filling out something). Are there any rules for these sort of things ? Sorry if this question is stupid but i am confused !
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Mine is a different scenario. My DH wants me to drop my maiden name and take his last name. But my identity is my name, so I feel weird about giving up a part of myself. I’ve compromised by adding his last name onto mine. So, I will essentially have two middle names.
Christine Middle Maiden DH’sLast
ETA: I don’t think there’re any rules. You can do whatever you want/feel comfortable with.
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Post # 6
@MrsC2014: My name currently is First name -Middle Name – Middle Name – Mothers last name – Fathers last name
J M M D V – WHAAAAAAAAAT! And I’m just an irish/italian/canadian girl.
Come Oct 12 i’ll just be JMC. Dropping names left and right.
Post # 7
I have a ridiculously long name. Before we got married it was Firstname-Middlename(which was my Great-grandfather’s surname) – My Surname.
Now it is Firstname – Middlename – DH’s Surname – My Surname (with a hyphen between the last two names). I kept my maiden surname last so that professionally I still Google up easily. Also because the two surnames combine better than My Surname-His Surname would.
Post # 8
@Steampunkbride: Thank you ladies. I guess there are no rules. I think i’ll do how things how i originally planned. It’s just annoying how long my name will be but i guess i won’t actually use the whole thing on a daily basis. And it doesn’t help that my first name is long (9 letters) and made up ! 🙁 ugh.
Post # 9
@MrsC2014: My situation was a little different growing up and I had
MyFristName MiddleName BioFathersLastName StepFathersLastName
Now I only have my DHs and it makes things sooo much easier!
the first last name was 9 letters long and the second was 6 and both started with REI
Post # 10
@MrsC2014: I’m Hispanic and have both my parents last names but they did it the American way and hyphenated moms-dads. I’m dropping both and just taking FIs cause the whole two names thing has been annoying my whole life. But I think technically it’s supposed to be HusbandsName de DadsName
Post # 11
@MexiPino: I can imagine it being so much easier just having husband’s last name ! I would do that but i feel like my family would be hurt. I’m also considering changing my first name because it’s long, complicated (it’s made up) and i never use it. My name is Rosi***** (the rest is part of another existing name) but i ALWAYS go by “Rosi.” Even my middle name is long, it’s “del ****** ” Seriously, i will never torture my future kids like this haha