Should I use 2 middle names?

posted 4 months ago in Names
Post # 2
5409 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Just curious to know what the horror stories you heard about hyphenating? I know many people with hyphenated names and I have never heard someone with that point of view. 

I think if you want to change your current last name to a middle name then just have two rather than hyphenating it with your current middle name, many people have two. 

Post # 3
6806 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

Margie1 :  First of all, I’m so sorry for your loss. But how wonderful that you’ve found another great guy! 

I have no experience with this exactly, but we did give my son 2 middle names (my last name is his second middle). We only have to use both on official documents but it meant a lot to me to have my last name in there. 

ETA: The middle names aren’t hyphenated or anything. So his full name reads like this: John James Stevenson Doe. 

Post # 4
260 posts
Helper bee

I’m curious about these hyphenating horror stories as well! I didn’t hyphenate, but double barrel- so First Middle Maiden His, last name is legally Maiden His (no hyphen, just 2 last names).  I have never once had a single issue, from the name change itself to legal documents to day to day life (doctors, insurance, credit cards, bank).  I mean, literally not one issue ever.

Post # 5
2821 posts
Sugar bee

You can totally have two middle names! I think that’s lovely. My sister added her maiden name as a second middle name and gave her maiden name to her kids as a second middle name as well. It’s a pretty common thing to do here actually. 

Post # 6
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’d DEFINITELY go for two middle names in this instance. I would choose to have no hyphen between the two middle names and just have four names in a row. 🙂

Post # 7
39 posts

I haven’t changed my name to two middle names but I was given two middle names by my parents. They are not hyphenated and the only issue I’ve ever had is that one time when I was a child I got yelled at by a librarian who told me I couldn’t have two middle names when I was applying for my library card.

Also many documents ask for one middle initial and I just use my first middle name initial for this. 

Post # 8
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Your idea is so sweet and touching. I have two middle names and have had two my whole life. Originally, I had Middlename Mommaidenname as the two. Now it’s Middlename Mymaidenname. Totally doable. In terms of middle initial, I just use the first letter of Middlename. 

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