When you change your name, what will your new middle name be?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: My new middle name will be...
    My Given Middle Name : (191 votes)
    72 %
    My Maiden Name : (50 votes)
    19 %
    Other (explain) : (24 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    6685 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I kept my own middle name.  

    Post # 4
    3202 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    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
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @freshflowers:  Keeping my simple middle…. My last name + His last name = a mouthful

    Post # 6
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    people change their middle name too when they get married!?!?!? 

    This does NOT happen in Canada


    Post # 7
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    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
    3360 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @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
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    5815 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Kept my middle name, I’m dropping my maiden. 

    Post # 15
    122 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
    6450 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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.

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