(Closed) My last name is hyphenated and I can't use maiden as middle

posted 6 years ago in Names
  • poll: What should I do about my hyphenated name after marriage?
    Keep maiden name (X-Y) : (5 votes)
    25 %
    Add FI's name after mine without hyphen (X-Y Z) : (6 votes)
    30 %
    Drop maiden name and take FI's : (9 votes)
    45 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    13015 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree, having three last names makes it overly complicated.  Are you dead set against just taking FI’s name? 

    Post # 5
    Member
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    My friend for as long as I have known her has been (I’ll use your examples)

     Mary Ann Jane Smith –  Firstname Middlename Middlename Surname.

    only a couple of months ago did she find out that she acyuaaly has 2 Surnames according to her birth certificate so

    Mary Ann Jane Smith Brown –  Firstname Middlename Middlename Surname Surname

    no hyphens or anything.

    although this doesnt particularly relate to your situation, just thought it might be nice for you to know that you wouldnt be alone in having multiple Surnames. and I like the idea of being able to choose which Surname to use in different situations, and it is something that I am considering doing too.

    Hope you can work something out that you will be happy with!

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