(Closed) Name Change- is 4 too complicated?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I don’t think it’s too long. A lot of women hyphenate now. I’m planning to. I’ll be M**** N****** J****-B***** and our kids will just have his last name. I thought 2 last names was just too much for a little kid.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have four names anyway so if I did it I would have 5. 😛 After growing up with 4 names I can tell you its not complicated or an issue really.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think it will be too complicated. My husband has 4 names (two middle names) and always has! In total he has 26 letters in his name!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kmdykes: I’m in a similar boat. While I don’t hate his last name, I’m not in love with it- it’s common and I know several people in my field already have my married name (both my formal first name and my nickname) which is annoying in a field that’s already small.

I’m debating going by what will equate to Knubbsy Wubbsy Larsen Williams with Knubbsy Wubbsy being my first and middle and just have two unhyphenated last names and going by those professionally but by Williams as my social last name.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@west.coast.blonde: He must have some short names. I have 24 and only three names 🙂

@kmdykes: I think your 4 name will be fine. I like the first option better without the hypehnation.. but that’s just me!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would agree with previous people and go without the hyphen. I think its a classier look/sound.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am going through something similar my current last name is unique and after a Google search I discovered that were are ton of people with my first and soon to be married last name and I don’t want to get lost with the same common last name. In the South it is tradition to replace your middle name with your maiden name but I can’t let go of my middle name either so I’m thinking about just moving my current last name to be a second middle name and going by my Fi’s name socially and maintaining my name professionally. Geez that is confusing!!! lol

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Whether you hyphenate or not, the hyphen won’t be on your SS card (they can’t put one in. We can clone animals, but we can’t have a simple hyphen added to the system…??). So technically, you’d be sans hyphen anyway (though you can put it on your driver’s license).

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@crayfish: they put a hyphen in my last name on my ss card.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@crayfish: they put a hyphen in my last name on my ss card.

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