(Closed) This name changing has me so confused help!?

posted 5 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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1572 posts
Bumble bee

I think in the US, if you are using both as last name, your name would be Anne Tran-Ortes. If you were to add your husband’s last name, it would go on the end: Anne Tran Ortes Rodriguez, or Anne Tran-Ortes Rodriguez. It will still be your last names to you, but when written on documents in the US, Tran Ortes or Tran-Ortes would be listed as a middle name. If you chose to combine the male surnames, it could be either way you want. Basically, you can have your names in any way you choose 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My DH had a similar situation growing up. His parents are from Mexico and he was born in Los Angeles. His mother named him how he would of been named if he were born in Mexico which for example would be Juan Porras Perales. Porras being dads last and Perales being moms last. 

In the U.S.A. it would be moms last as middle and dads last as the last name. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I had two last names after my first marriage because I kept mine and added his, but did not hyphenate. I used each one somewhat sporatically. Some stuff had one last name, others had the other. I say hyphenate or just use them both simultaneously to make it easier, or use one as a middle name.

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