(Closed) To hyphenate or not to

posted 10 years ago in Names
Post # 3
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I think it just depends on how public you want it. Do you want to have to use both names on legal documents? Hyphenate. Then your name will be both names. But you’ll frequently have to leave out your middle name/only use an initial if you don’t hyphenate/just keep maiden name as a middle name… your name will pretty much be Mary Jones. Just things to consider.

Post # 4
3997 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think I’m gonna just take my middle name out of the equation, it bores me anyway (lol).  I keep being told that hyphenated names are often written improperly by others so your constantly correcting documents.  And to just have his last name is sad for me.  But I know its important to him that my last name be his.  So, if I put my maiden name as my middle- no harm done.  It all depends on what YOU wanna do.  I work with a man who married his wife a few years ago.  She didn’t to lose her name so, somehow, they came to an agreement that they’d combine his last name with hers and they made a completely different last name.  I thought that was kinda interesting.

Post # 5
34 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

Exactly what marigold said. My mother kept her maiden name, did not hyphenate, and it’s pretty much non-existent.

Post # 6
23 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

I decided to add my maiden name to my middle name.  I didn’t want to loose my middle name as I was named after my Grandmother. I wanted to take on my FI’s last name, but I am also in my 30’s with a child who has my maiden name as a last name.  My thoughts are that if I want to introduce myself to his teachers or be conected to him I will just include my middle name.

Post # 7
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

In my case, my partner is taking my last name. If things were different and I were taking her last name, hyphenating would not be an option as I have a long full name as it is. (This is just an example, not my real last name, but the same other names): Rosanna Ingrid Bella Anna Agnes Markusdotter Anderssen.

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