Post # 1
Hello everyone, I am getting married in about 6 weeks! Lately I have been extremely torn on whether to keep my middle name, or to drop my middle name and use my maiden name? The only probken is, my last name now is already 8 letters long, and my new last name is also 8 letters long. My middle name however is only 5. What is everyone’s thoughts or keeping or dropping your middle name after marriage? Thanks!
Post # 2
I always thought that I would drop my middle name and use my maiden name. But now that my mom passed, I will be keeping my middle name (mom and I shared the same middle name) and dropping my maiden name.
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
DesiMercedes: I love my given middle name deeply. I dropped my maiden name.
Post # 4
I always thought the two last name thing sounded weird, so intead of dropping my middle name I’m dropping my maiden name.
Post # 5
chelsjohnston: I’m dropping my maiden name. I’m already getting used to it (using it for social media and whatnot) but I can’t legally change it until I get my marriage certificate in 2 months… but that is what I’ll be doing. 🙂
Post # 6
I kept middle name (I felt it has always been a part of me so why change it) and took DH’s last name.
Post # 7
I didn’t even know that was a thing.
I will be keeping my middle name and dropping my maiden name.
Post # 8
I love my entire name and am trying to get my Fiance to be ok with the idea of changing his! LOL (not likely) or at least understand my attachement to my name. This is a tough decision. I would love to know what you decide
Post # 9
I’m keeping my middle name and dropping my maiden name. For most last names I feel like it doesn’t flow when you say it, but if the sentimental aspect is important to you then go for it and you shouldn’t care either way. I do know a couple people who did that.
Post # 10
I decided to keep my middle name and turn my maiden name into a second middle name, which I feel great about! So I have 2 5-letter middle names and a 10-letter last name.
I hardly ever have to write out my whole name anyways, and I like that my official documents have all of my names.
Post # 11
My maiden is kinda meh to me but I love my middle name so I’m keeping it. I have no problem dropping my maiden… I think it’s personal preference and what you feel comfortable doing.
Post # 12
It is a personal decision and there is no right or wrong, of course. I kept my middle name and have started using it more, and changed my last name.
Post # 13
chelsjohnston: My maiden and my new last name both had 6 letters each. I dropped the my maiden and picked up my new last name. I preferred my married name over my maiden because itwas more common and easier to pronounce.
Post # 14
I honestly don’t care for my middle name or my maiden name. I ended up just dropping my maiden name though.
Post # 15
Keeping my middle, dropping my maiden.
It’s not that my maiden name doesn’t “flow,” really… It just like my middle name a lot! And I don’t want to have four names.