(Closed) Are you keeping your middle name?

posted 9 years ago in Names
  • poll: What are you going to do?
    [First][Middle][Married Name] : (94 votes)
    51 %
    [First][Maiden][Married Name] : (26 votes)
    14 %
    [First][Middle][Maiden Name] : (17 votes)
    9 %
    [First][Middle][Maiden][Married Name] : (35 votes)
    19 %
    Other! (Please explain) : (14 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010 - Marie Gabrielle, Dallas

    I’m doing the same thing, keeping the middle, dropping the last and adding my new last. 

    Post # 4
    4466 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I doing first/middle/married.  I’ve never liked my maiden name and it sounds weird with my first name.  I’ll be glad to ditch it ;o)

    Post # 5
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

    I’m doing First Middle My Last-His Last.  Mainly because I want to keep my last name and my middle name is sentimental (it was my Grandmother’s First name and my mother’s middle name), so I want to keep it too.

    Post # 6
    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I actually have 4 names now [first] [middle 1] [middle 2] [last] and i don’t even go by my first name, i go by the nickname that i’ve had since the day i was born.  So I have absolutely no idea what i am going to do.

    I am thinking about legally changing my name to [nickname] [maiden] [married] but i have no idea what my parents would think about that.  We all have family names and I don’t want to lose those, but I also can’t imagine having 5 names and going by something else as well.  phewww… lots to think about!

    Post # 7
    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    They wouldn’t let me have 5 names, so I dropped my middle name from birth and now I am

    <h4 class=”bdateline topic”>[First][Mom’s Maiden][Maiden][Married Name]</h4>

    Post # 8
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Hopefull I don’t offend anyone but I always thought it was weird to drop your middle name for your maiden name. I’m keeping my middle name and taking his last name.

    Post # 9
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I’m keeping all four because I hated the idea of dropping my last name.  My new crusade will be making peopel call me First Maiden Married all the time 🙂 

    My Fiance also has all four – he’s taking my maiden name as a second middle name for himself.

    Post # 10
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I dropped my middle and switched it to my maiden. I really, really, really didn’t want to give up my maiden name. I’ve never been attached to my middle name, and my initials sound like “germ” when you put them all together. To add insult to injury, my middle name is the name of DH’s major X. So … it’s gone!

    Post # 11
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I just changed last names–kept my first and middle names as-is.  I thought about keeping my maiden name, but in the end, I liked my middle name more.  I know people who have done all of these options.  My boss dropped her middle name and goes by FirstName Maiden LastName.

    Post # 12
    1490 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’m keeping my name; he’s keeping his. Lillindy, who wouldn’t let you have five names? I have five names already on my birth certificate – first, middle, middle, middle, last.

    Post # 13
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    My first and his last sound just plain stupid together, so even if I ever decide to take on his name, I wouldn’t drop mine.  My first choice, other than just plain keeping my own name, would be to add his last name as a second middle and keep my last where it is.  Next choice would be to add his as a second last, since having my last name as a buffer between my first and his last doesn’t sound quite so bad.  Technically, I think my state would make me hyphenate but I’d never use the hyphen except on legal documents.  Regardless of what happens, though, I won’t drop any of my names — I’d just possible add his.  However, I’m not making any changes unless he does too, so it’s a moot point right now…

    Post # 14
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    First. Middle. HIs last name.


    Sorry, I don’t mean to offend.

    I think the whole name changing thing is blown out of porportions.

    Sure, I have lived with my last name for 22 years..but it doesn’t matter if you call me that or you call me first. his last name. I’m still the same crazy lady..

    And, I’m taking his last name even if my mom has trouble saying it! (lol..it’s hispanic and she is soo funny..she can’t get it without thinking about it)

    Post # 15
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If my first and middle name weren’t both family names, I would feel worse about changing my last name. As it stands, however, my first and middle names are the first and middle names of my great-grandmothers, one from my mothers side and one from my fathers side. By taking FI’s last name, I get to honor all three of the most important people to me!

    Post # 16
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters

    I’ve always loved my last name, but I plan on dropping it for his.  I thought about hyphenating… however, my last name is a verb ending in “ing”, so it’d sound silly to put anything after it.  And it just didn’t sound right the other way around.

    I have plenty of male cousins carrying on my last name, so I’m not upset over it.  Plus, it’d probably be a little strange, in my family, if I didn’t take his last name,

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