(Closed) Middle Name Change

posted 8 years ago in Names
  • poll: Did you/will you change your middle name?
    Yes, my state makes it possible to do so upon getting married : (7 votes)
    27 %
    Yes, but not officially, just informally : (0 votes)
    No, I don't want to : (13 votes)
    50 %
    No, I would but my state doesn't let me : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Other- I'll explain in the comments! : (3 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I really wanted to keep my middle name.  I love the way it sounded with my new last name.  Sad that NY couldn’t change it for you.

    Post # 4
    154 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    really?  that sounds strange….what about after the wedding when you go to the social security office to change your name?  was this just with your marriage license that you were asking?  i didnt do any name changing with the marriage license, but had no problems at all when i went to social security to change things after the wedding.  and once you have a new social security card no other agency can really argue with you.  

    Post # 5
    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My middle name was inadvertantly dropped… When I signed my marriage license, I didn’t sign it with my middle name (though my middle name is listed on it, I just didnt put it in my signature) so the lady at social security told me she couldn’t out it on my social security card. I asked her if that meant I had no middle name now, and she said “no, but just don’t fill that part out on a driver license, or if you apply to a bank” etc. Soooo, sounds to me I have no legal middle name…lol I don’t like my middle name, but it’s a part of me and I really didn’t want to totally drop it… but oh well.

    Post # 6
    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    In Maryland, your first stop is the Social Security office, and I think they would have let me do anything I wanted.  But I love my middle name, and couldn’t bear to ditch it.

    Post # 7
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I had thought of picking up my maiden name as my middle name but when I mentioned this to my Mother, she was upset.  Although my middle name has no family importance, she said that they gave me that name special and would be upset if I were to change it.  Even if I were to change it to my maiden name–oh well I am just excited to change my last name  Smile

    Post # 8
    286 posts
    Helper bee

    I have thought about dropping my middle name and taking my last name as my middle name but my middle name is my mama’s first name and my niece has my middle name also…so I wouldn’t drop it…

    Post # 9
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I decided not to change my middle name.  I’m not sure exactly what the laws allow, but I think I could have moved my maiden name in as a second middle name.  However, you have to hypenate your name so that it only takes up three fields so it would have been like “Jessie Middle-Maiden NewName” which just looked weird to me. 

    Post # 10
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    In the state of MA you are able to change your middle name.  I plan on changing my middel name to my maiden name.

    Post # 11
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re both keeping our last names, but I kind of like the idea of taking each others’ last names as new middle names in addition to our given middle names.  He’s not so crazy about the idea, though, and I don’t want to go through the paperwork.  So I think we’re going to stay as is. 

    Post # 12
    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m in California…I actually got rid of my middle name from birth and replaced it with my mom’s maiden name.  Then, I added my maiden as a second middle, and took his last name.  Surprisingly, they let me do it!

    Post # 13
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    i am in california, i was able to add a hypen to my middle name and add my last name to it without a problem but i was not able to change my middle name to something else. i believe the only option would have been inserting my new last name, or old last name but nothing else

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