(Closed) What will your middle name be after marriage?

posted 7 years ago in Names
  • poll: What did/will you do with your middle name after marriage? (regardless of last name choices)
    I kept my original middle name : (85 votes)
    55 %
    I dropped my original middle name and took my maiden name as my only middle : (30 votes)
    19 %
    I kept my original middle name and added my maiden name as a second middle : (18 votes)
    12 %
    I dropped my original middle name and took my partner's last name as a middle : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I kept my original middle name and added my partner's last name as a second middle : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I didn't have a middle name to start with, and I took my maiden name as a middle : (9 votes)
    6 %
    I didn't have a middle name to start with, and I still don't : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love my middle name so I’m not changing it. I don’t want to have 4 names so I’ll just be changing my last name to FI’s last name and dropping my maiden all together. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1306 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Same one I was born with (which is already hyphenated,ugh!).  Im not keeping my maiden name.  I will be Aubergold_Middle Name1-Middlename2_Mr.AubergoldLastname

    Post # 5
    Member
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love my middle name so I didnt want to change it!

    Post # 6
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not sure! I’m struggling with this too. I’m thinking about actually combining my middle/last to be one word (it works, I promise), and just having one middle name and FI’s last. I might just keep both, though.

    Post # 7
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    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’ll probably keep my original middle name.  I have thought about later on though actually changing my middle name to my grandmother’s last name to honor her since I’m not particularly attached to my middle name but that’d be separate from the wedding since I found out I’d have to apply for that.  As of right now though I’ll keep my middle name and just drop my last name.

    Post # 8
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    You can’t change your middle name (or add to it) in Missouri without a separate court order. Pain in the butt basically. I kept my original name, although i had wanted to change it. Two of my friends were given two middle names at birth though!

    Post # 9
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I love my maiden name …. I don’t want to hypen it , so i think i’m going to use maiden name as the new middle. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Kept my whole name exactly how it was.

    Post # 12
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I kept my middle name the same. I hyphenated my last name with his.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I kept my original middle name, took his last name, and dropped my maiden name.  It surprised me when I really thought about it how more attached I was to my middle name than to my maiden name.  I didn’t want to deal with four names, so the maiden name was the one to go.

    I do, however USE my maiden name from time to time…like on my resume.  My name on my resume is MyFirst MyMaiden Hislast.  It’s just not my legal name.  I still think of it as mine though.

    Post # 14
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I never had a middle name.

    When I was naturalized I opted to keep my Chinese first name even though everyone knows me by a English (similar sounding) name, have regretted it!

    So I decided with marriage I would legally change my first name and since I was paying for that anyway I decided to take my maiden as my middle name.

    I quite like my new name! It flows really well. 🙂

    It’s been a PIA changing it though but hopefully by next week I can finally go change it at SS, DMV, etc.

    Post # 15
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I kept my original middle and dropped my madien completely.  Honestly – I never would have even considered doing it any other way.

    Post # 16
    Member
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I kept my original middle name and dropped my maiden name. However, I’ll continue to use my maiden name professionally.

    Post # 17
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    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I changed my middle name to my “maiden” name when I changed names at the Social Security office. I did so primarily for the benefit of my students and because all my degrees are in my maiden name.

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