(Closed) Name change

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
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1480 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

mimigirl7:  I made my maiden name my middle name and dropped my original middle name. So it was “Sara Jane Smith” and now it’s “Sara Smith Johnson”

I did it that way for professional reasons (my degree and licenses are under my maiden name), I’ve been working in my field/at my company for 3 years and now write my full name on emails/correspondence to help reduce confusion, and also I was way more attached to my maiden name than I was my middle name. Do what feels right to you!

Post # 3
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1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I also made my maiden name into my middle name and dropped my middle name. My middle name still gets used because a couple of family members call me by my middle name or some version it as a nickname. I liked being able to keep my maiden name part of my legal name somehow, and still be able to change my last name because it was important to me. I use the full “FirstName MaidenName LastName” professionally, like PP.

Post # 5
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1633 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

mimigirl7:  Honestly, though, if your preference is just to drop your maiden name entirely, I don’t think you really need to worry about professional contacts/colleagues getting confused. People get married and change their names all the time, even when they started out their careers under their maiden name. So don’t assume it will be detrimental to fully change your name, because I don’t think it will! It’s all down to your preference, what sounds the best, and how attached you are to your name. 🙂

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