(Closed) Are you keeping your middle name?

posted 11 years ago in Names
  • poll: What are you going to do?

    [First][Middle][Married Name]

    [First][Maiden][Married Name]

    [First][Middle][Maiden Name]

    [First][Middle][Maiden][Married Name]

    Other! (Please explain)

  • Post # 62
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would prefer to go the more “feminist” route and keep my maiden name, but the FH is having none of that. It was one of his terms when he proposed, haha. I’m not terribly attached to my maiden name, it’s really the principle of it I guess.. Hyphenating would just be awkward, we both have harsh german-sounding last names and they do not roll off the tongue easily. 🙂 So I’ll be doing first/middle/last.

    Post # 63
    Member
    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i think it’s cute to keep your last name as your middle, but i love my middle name(it’s a family name) and my last name is that of the first of a man… not gonna happen!

    Post # 64
    Member
    1347 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I talked to my parents, and I’m dropping my middle name, because I’ve never liked it and it doesn’t match the rest of my name (one culture vs. another culture for my first/last vs. my middle). My middle name was named after someone who I was never very close to, and this person has misspelled my first name my entire life, so I don’t feel bad about changing it.

    So, I’m dropping my middle name and changing it to my mother’s maiden name. I’ll be [First][Mom’s maiden][My maiden][His last]. Sounds long, but my mom’s maiden name is only two letters. And it made her really happy to hear this. It will be worth the paperwork hassle!

    Post # 65
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    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I know I will be taking his last name as my own, but I never thought about if I would drop my middle or maiden names….now I have to think about this!

    Post # 66
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    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I will keep my middle name as we are combining our last names.  We aren’t hypenating them. We are using first half of mine and last half of his as a whole new name.  One that actually doesn’t even exist.

    Post # 67
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I decided relatively easily to change to [First] [Maiden] [Married] and drop my current middle name. I think one strong reason for it is that it’s what my mom did, and so I grew up thinking that was the norm – which apparently it isn’t at all based on this post! I am more strongly attached to my current/maiden name than to my middle name and I really want to carry my maiden name with me rather than drop it altogether. Plus, my maiden and his middle name start with the same letter so we’ll have the same middle initial and last name. 🙂

    Post # 68
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am absolutely keeping my middle name. It has a lot of meaning and history in my family so I will absolutely be hanging on to it. I haven’t decided what to do on the last name yet. I prefer not to drop mine entirely but am not a huge fan of hyphenated names so I am undecided right now.

    Are wedding decisions ever easy? Wink

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