Name on grad diploma – match with undergrad?

posted 3 years ago in College
  • poll: Do my diplomas need matching names?
    Yes, they should match (put both maiden and married on graduate diploma) : (2 votes)
    17 %
    No, they can be different (married only on graduate diploma) : (10 votes)
    83 %
    I don't know! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    1588 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Whatever your legal actual name is now when you graduate is what you should put on it. It represents you as a person who earned the degree. My diploma would say Firstname Deptthatfundedme Maiden by your logic!

    Post # 4
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    1588 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    cooperlove:  I have seen coffee in the acknowledgements before… 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    5125 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    cooperlove:  I don’t think they need to match. My undergrad diploma has my maiden name and my grad diploma has my married name. Those were my legal names at the time that I graduated.

    Post # 6
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    2298 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would put whatever your legal name is.  My undergrad has my maiden name, and my graduate degree has my married name.  Just because the names are different doesn’t mean it wasn’t me that earned them!

    Post # 8
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    3530 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

    cooperlove:  Mine aren’t going to match. My bachelors has my maiden name on it and my master’s will have my married name. It’s pretty common! Life takes us in different places lol 

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