Shortened Name for ceremony

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: Should I go with the long or short version?
    Long -it's your legal name : (8 votes)
    31 %
    Short - it's your ceremony, personalize it the way you want : (18 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 3
    1929 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My husband’s name is William, but he only goes by Will.  For our ceremony, he went by Will… It would have been really strange for him to go by William!  

    Post # 4
    7188 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I would go by the name you are used to hearing.

    Post # 5
    6666 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Use the name that you go by. 

    Post # 6
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have a long name and a short nickname that EVERYONE uses. Like, even some friends thought my nickname was my real name so they were surprised. I thought about using my nickname in the ceremony but I decided to use the real one. It really doesn’t matter though. You’ll probably be the only one who remembers a month later. 

    Post # 7
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Orchidgirl80:  My husband used the shortened version of his name.  Only his “aunt” calls his by his full name.  I say use the name you usually go by.

    Post # 8
    3202 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We both used the shortened versions of our names throughout the ceremony EXCEPT for the “Do you, _______, take _________…” There we used our full names for formality.

    But yeah, we wanted to the ceremony to feel like US and since we both go by shortened names in our social and professional lives, it would’ve been odd to have our full names throughout.

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