A few questions about two middle names

posted 7 months ago in Names
Post # 2
14 posts

I have two middle names. I don’t have a passport but all my gov ID had all 4 names. Usually on forms I just put one initial (the one that comes first) because there is not room for more than one initial. My school only accepted one middle name (no idea why) so when I apply for my credentials inhaI to correct them so it is a legitimate credential. Hope this helped!

Post # 3
215 posts
Helper bee

I have three middle names. They’re all on my birth certificate, but my social security card and ids and everything else just list my first middle name. It’d probably be different for you though since you’d be changing your name whereas I’ve had all three middle names my whole life. 

Post # 4
11454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have two friends who did this. One told me that if she could do it all over again, she would have dropped her given middle name. Because of this and the fact that my state’s DMV wouldn’t allow what looked like two unhyphenated last names, I decided to drop my given middle name and take my maiden name as my legal middle name. I know that my given middle name is still on my birth certificate and will travel through life with me, but my current legal name and signature no longer include it.

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