Did anyone keep their maiden name and add his without a hyphen?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I sort-of did that, except I made my maiden name into a legal middle name (I didn’t have a middle name before that).  So it reads the same way as yours – like Mrs. Jane Smith Jones, but “Smith” is technically a middle name not a lastname.   I know women who did two last names with no hyphen too.  I think that’s becoming more common.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did!  But I didn’t leave a space like you did (so it would be SmithJones), and he took it too.  =)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I did; however everyone at work and puts a hyphen anyway; and when I ordered a new credit card, they put a hyphen… So I just let it go; I know officially there is none and I never use one, but I don’t bother correcting people all the time.. I mostly use my husband’s name because my own is difficult to spell and I was tired of correcting people all the time.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Still debating whether or not to do this. I’m either taking his name or adding it to mine without a hyphen (HATE hyphens, gah).

I can’t move my maiden name as another middle name because that counts as a “formal name change” aka would cost 137$. Taking his name or adding his to mine is free. Sigh.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MapleBecky: is it different by province? Because I called & asked about adding another middle name (my maiden name) and they told me it would count as a formal name change. Same for you?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@bebefly: It is different by province. In Alberta you can’t add another middle name or change yours to your maiden name unless you do a formal name change. But you can add another last name upon marriage without a hyphen. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Jillbean: oh duh. I should have realized – cuz in Quebec you can’t even change your name at all.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I’m considering moving my last name to my middle name, or maybe as a second middle name.  I would hyphenate, but my last name ends with an “S” and his last name starts with an “S” so it would be like Mrs. Yates-Stone.  It just sounds off because it runs together.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I did, but I technically have 2 middle names. We want our family (dh, myself, and our future children) to all have the same last name so now I’m first name – Amanda, middle name – Glenn (original middle name) Smith (maiden name), last name – Jones (married name. When paperwork asks for my middle initial, I put both. It confuses some people at first, but I actually REALLY like the way it sounds. If we have a daughter I might give her my maiden name as her middle name, too!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My best friend sort of did that.

 She was Mary Ann Jones  and got rid of the Ann and added his last name, with her maiden name as her middle name  so  Mary Jones Smith.

I think her name (obviously not Mary Jones Smith in real life) sounds really cool, but I think it bothered her mom that she legally dropped her middle name.

but she goes by Mary Smith.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MapleBecky: WB ate my post 🙁
I too took DH’s last name with no hyphen (he did the same). I decided to keep my CDN documents in my maiden name until my work visa gets processed as it’s much less complicated that way (and the UK Home Office have my passport!). I have been looking everywhere for info on this though, so I’m curious if you have changed your passport yet? In Ontario, you definitely cannot have two last names on your drivers licence, but passports are federally issued so they come under federal law. Do you know if you can legally assume a second last name on your CDN passport?

Any help would be muuuuucho appreciated!

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