Post # 1
Your maiden name? or the same middle name as before?
I am changing m middle name to my maiden name. I always figured I would do it that way because it keeps my family name in my name. It also sounds a lot better with my FI’s last name.
Post # 3
I kept my own middle name.
Post # 4
My maiden name!
I’d also be curious to see if this is regional. I always thought it was extremely common (I’m from the South) and my husband’s Midwestern family thought it was a neat novelty.
Post # 5
@freshflowers: Keeping my simple middle…. My last name + His last name = a mouthful
Post # 6
people change their middle name too when they get married!?!?!?
This does NOT happen in Canada
Post # 7
I’m not at all attached to my given middle, so I am changing to my maiden name, then taking my husband’s last name. Need to get started on that paperwork!
Post # 8
I already changed my name (as I got married two years ago), but I voted other. I combined them, so my name is now “FirstName GivenMiddle Maiden HisLastName.” I have two legal middle names now, my given middle name and my maiden name.
Post # 9
@freshflowers: I had actually NEVER even heard of this til here at the bee. I always just heard of women dropping their maiden name and adding husbands name, or hyphenating his name onto the maiden name.
Post # 10
I voted other. ..I plan to take FI’s name but keep my current full name and have two middle names. So: First Middle Maiden NewLast…I like my full name, but also want to share his, so I’m getting the best of both worlds!
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I kept my middle name, which I really like, and also made my maiden name a middle name. So now I have TWO middle names. Kinda goofy, but I’m 31 and just didnt want to dump any of my identity…
Post # 12
If I take FI’s last name, I will stick with my given middle (our last names are super similar, it would be confusing to have both).
If we take a new name, I will keep my current middle and add my old last name. I might go by hyphenated old-new socially.
Post # 13
I also kept my middle and moved my maiden to the middle, so I have two middle names. I love it. I get to have DH name as my last name, but still keep my maiden and my middle (named after my g-ma)
Post # 14
Kept my middle name, I’m dropping my maiden.
Post # 15
My first name. When I get married, I will make my current middle name my first name, and my first name my middle name, drop my last name and take my husbands last name.
Post # 16
My given middle name. My middle name is a variation of my mom’s middle name and a variation of my grandma’s first name so in a way it is a family name to me. I think I’m more attached to my given middle name than I was to my maiden name.