A specific question about two unhyphenated last names

posted 8 months ago in Traditions
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I grew up with two last names, not hyphenated (plus a first and a middle name). It was First, Middle, Mom’s Last, Dad’s Last. E.g., Anne Cindy Smith Jones

I mostly went by my first and Dad’s last name (e.g. Anne Jones) until I got to the point of applying to college and the forms all required my full name. Once I entered the professional world, I mostly used both last names in emails etc., but my email address would be shortened with just my last name- e.g. [email protected], but it showed up as Anne Smith Jones as the sender. My bank cards had my first name and both last names, or if it wouldn’t all fit, just my first initial and then both last names. Library cards just used my second last name.

Honestly, it was a bit of a hassle and when I got married I dropped both my last names and took my husband’s. It’s a lot simpler. 

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