- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2013
Let’s say my full name is Anne Tran Ortes. Tran is my dads last name and Ortes is my moms last name.
First off,I am confused because in the U.S. its Name, Middle name and Last name, so does this mean that my last name is actually Ortes and my middle name is Tran? My parents are from Mexico and they said that over there when you are being asked for your name they ask for paternal last name and then maternal last name. So I have 2 last names?! But in the order of which my last names go, it seems as if in the U.S. Tran is my middle name, but its not. It’s my last name. So is Ortes, but Tran is the main last name since its my dads.
If my FI’s full name is Hector Manuel Rodriguez Telon (Rodriguez is his dads last name and Telon is his maternal last name….and if i want to keep both my maternal and my paternal last name and add my FI’s paternal last name then in what order would this be and does the order matter? Would it be Anne Tran Ortes Rodriguez? Or Anne Rodriguez Tran Ortes? Does the order affect what name our children will have? I would like our children to have my paternal last name Tran and his paternal last name Rodriguez.
Another option I am thinking of is combining our paternal last names with a hyphen. If this is done, does the order matter. Like if our last name becomes Tran-Rodriguez or Rodriguez-Tan? If we chose this option then the last name combination would be passed on to our children and to their children and so on, wouldnt it? If i wanted to, could we both combine our last names but without the hyphen and then just pass Tran Rodriguez or Rodriguez Tan to our children and then the male child would just pass on the last name Rodriguez? Would the order matter without the hyphen?
Can we also both change our last name to Tran Rodriguez (or vice versus) and then me keep my moms last name Ortes? Like Anne Ortes Tran Ramos, or whatever order of that combination?
*Keep note that these are not our real names.
I hope I am not being too confusing, but we are going to go get our marriage license soon and I ahve to know what our my or our names will be changed to.