(Closed) What to do about middle name?

posted 7 years ago in Names
  • poll: What do you do with your middle name?
    Keep your current middle name, lose your maiden name completely : (13 votes)
    72 %
    Keep your maiden name as your middle name : (5 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Is there any reason you can’t keep both and be Christen Elise Humphries Adler?

    Post # 4
    Member
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Im just adding his last name to mine, so FirstName MiddleName MaidenName HisName.

    I’ve also heard of naming your first girl after your maiden name, but perhaps in your case it would probably be better to use your middle name? (Because I think naming a girl Humphries borders on child abuse)

    Post # 5
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    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Why not both? People have two middle names. I don’t think I’ll keep my maiden personally because it’s a “boy’s” name it would…IMO, just look really weird.

    By The Way, I wouldn’t really recommend putting your whole name on here. I’d edit it and at least take your last name off. Put H*******s or whatever. You know, internet safety and all that.

    Post # 6
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    you said your family wants you to keep your maiden name as a middle, but it’s not their decision. what do you want?

    Post # 7
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    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    you can keep both! i now have 4 names

    Post # 8
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    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It can be a pain at times, but why not just keep both names and have 2 middle names?  I currently legally have 2 middle names, and even though it confuses a lot of people it makes me really happy.

    Post # 10
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    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I didn’t vote because I think you should keep both.  That’s what I plan to do.  I’ll be First Middle Maiden Hislast legally.

    Post # 11
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    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    What about keeping your first and middle name as they are now and just hyphenating your last name so it includes your maiden and his last.

    Post # 12
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    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I will be dropping my middle name… but I will use it as a name for our first son.

    Post # 13
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    2025 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Both of my brothers have four names, so I say keep them all! There’s nothing wrong with that. As far as ID’s and such, you could just keep it FirstName MiddleInitial HisLastName, but as far as your actual legal paperwork, have all four. For example, my step-brother is (fake name, but same initials) Brandon Leo Marcus Martin, but all of his ID’s just say Brandon L Martin.

    Make sense?

    Post # 14
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    1815 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I already have 2 middle names, and I love them both so I’m just dropping my maiden name.

    Post # 15
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I kept my middle name and dropped my maiden. My name is Clare Victoria and I have always loved my first and middle together. My reasoning was that my parents CHOSE my middle name but did not choose my last name so therefore I kept my middle name. I have 2 brothers so my name is still going to get carried on to future generations.

    Post # 16
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    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I agree with many of the posts here…just keep all names. Hyphenate your maiden name and new last name. I would give my child my maiden name but it’d be a weird name so I won’t do that.  I am not married yet but when I do marry and change my name I haven’t decided if I’ll hyphenate my new last name or just drop my maiden.

    Good Luck 🙂

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