Post # 1
There are a lot of posts about people changing their last names after marriage; this post is about what you decided to do with your middle name. I kept my original middle name and added my maiden name as a second middle (then I took my husband’s last name). It seems like this double-middle name is becoming more and more a common choice. What did you or do you plan to do?
Post # 3
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
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
I love my middle name so I didnt want to change it!
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
Kept my whole name exactly how it was.
Post # 12
I kept my middle name the same. I hyphenated my last name with his.
Post # 13
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
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
I kept my original middle and dropped my madien completely. Honestly – I never would have even considered doing it any other way.
Post # 16
I kept my original middle name and dropped my maiden name. However, I’ll continue to use my maiden name professionally.
Post # 17
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.