(Closed) Spinoff – You're name during ceremony

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
220 posts
Helper bee

@RockStar33:  I am the same way because no one can pronounce my full name, so for the past 10-12 yrs I’ve gone by my nick name (which eventually i want to make my real name). I’m pretty sure you can ask who ever is marrying you to call you by whatever name you like. I know I’ll be requesting that the priest who marries me to do that.

Post # 4
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

For the ceremony you should be able to be called your nickname, just as long as the wedding license has your full legal name 🙂


Post # 5
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

you don’t HAVE to do anything. Using your nickname for your ceremony is completely fine.

Post # 7
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

In Pennsylvania the license matches whatever is on your driver’s license. Which is why my fiance’s full name is on the license while mine has my first name middle initial last name.  He asked if he could have his middle initial only on license and they wouldn’t do that.

Heck, we almost had a problem with them getting the right spelling of his last name on there. There’s an apostrophe in his name and because the drivers license center computers don’t recognize symbols in a name it’s not there. She told us that they have to go by what is on the license, but when we explained the situation she put the correct spelling of his name on the license. Thankfully she was reasonable and understood why it was important to us!  By the way, his social security card has the correct spelling so at least we had back-up proof.

Post # 8
1628 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Usually all the legal paperwork will need your legal name. So your license will almost certainly say your full name. But during the spoken portion of the ceremony your officiant can say what you want.

Post # 9
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t mean to threadjack but this reminds me of a funny story I heard a few years back. A couple friends of mine were getting married, and apparently the guy ALWAYS went by his middle name, not his first name — and had somehow forgotten to tell his bride-to-be this fact, because he had never used his first name so he just sort of forgot it existed. Well, the officiant went by the license and never asked about the name thing (again, who would think to ask “so you go by your first name, right?”), so during the ceremony he says “Karen, do you take John to be your husband?” to which she responded, “What? Who the f*** is John? I thought I was marrying Kevin!”

Don’t let that be you. Smile

Post # 10
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

You can probably use any name you want. 

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