(Closed) Having Four Names

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
3164 posts
Sugar bee

It’s not so unusual to have 2 middle names. You would just put both initials. The only problem you could run into is lack of space but I will have that when I have my first name, long middle name, and lond bouble-barrelled surname.

Post # 3
860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I did that and in hindsight I wish I had just dropped my middle name and just kept my maiden as my middle. so far most places either get it wrong and think I have two last names or just ignore my 2nd middle name (maiden). It’s kind of annoying 

Post # 4
1519 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m in Ontario and I kept my middle and last and tacked on my husband’s name to mine. So, I have a double barrelled last name without the hyphen. Here, it’s one of the options that you can choose, similar to a hyphenated name. I haven’t had any problems with it, yet (although it’s new). I just let people know to treat it as a hyphenated name.

If I were to make my maiden name my official middle name, I would have to get it legally changed (I think by a judge), which isn’t what we do in Ontario. Here there is a difference between assuming your spouse’s name and legally changing it. 

That’s a long winded way of saying that I have four names, and I haven’t had any problems yet. 

Post # 5
7547 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

DH has his mother’s maiden name as a second middle name. If someone asks for his initial he’ll just give the first middle name’s initial. The second middle name is only used on official things. 

Post # 6
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016 - Church by the beach,

I plan to take my husbands last names but I do have 2 middle names already I really like it.

Post # 7
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I changed my name years ago and added a second middle name. I haven’t had any problems. I just use the first letter of my first middle name for forms asking for a middle initial (my driver’s license also shows only the first middle initial). 

Post # 8
37 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

I grew up with 4 names. On most forms there is room to put both middle names. On other forms I just put one middle name, the first one. I never had any problems with it other than the other kids thinking it was weird that I had 4 initials monogrammed on my backpack while everyone else had 3. Monogrammed backpacks might have only been big at my school though, haha. And since that’s the biggest inconvenience I can think of – you’ll be fine with 4 names!

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