Post # 1
I’m a daddy’s girl and my middle name is the female version of his name. But when I get married, I don’t know if I want to drop my middle name. I know I have numerous options but my dilemma is keeping the middle name or dropping it. It honors my dad even though he is still around. My SO is the III so he will be carrying on his family name to me and his son who he wants to name the IV. I feel like I need to hang on to a little part of my family heritage instead of taking on ALL of his heritage.
Post # 3
I dropped my maiden name and kept my middle, which connects me to my mom. If we have a son, ours will be a V!
Post # 4
Ditto to @MissAsB: I’ll drop my last name and keep my middle (which is my mom’s maiden name) and take FI’s as my last. I dont see any reason you need to drop your middle name…are you keeping your maident name or hyphenating?
Post # 5
I’m definitely not hyphenating. I really don’t want 4 names so I will drop the middle or the maiden.
Post # 6
I dropped my middle and kept my maiden as my middle name. Using your maiden will still connect you to your father. My middle connected me to my mom as it was her middle too.. but she dropped it in favor of her maiden when she got married so I did the same, and will continue the middle name with my first daughter.
Post # 7
im keeping all four officially but for work or signatures, i will be firstname mylastname hislastname
NO HYPHEN. kinda like hillary rodham clinton. lol
Post # 8
I’m taking his last name…but it wasn’t a question if i’d drop my middle…actually I didn’t know it was a question…I guess maybe in situations where you’d replace your middle name with your current last name and take his last name?? Anyway…mine stays put.
Post # 9
Totally plan to keep my middle name. i like it too much – and there’s family history there, too! It was my great-grandmother’s name!
Post # 10
I’m keeping my middle name and dropping my maiden name.
Honestly before I found WB, I had NEVER heard of people dropping their middle name. I dont know if it’s just not done in Canada or what.
Post # 11
Kept my middle name. I dropped the maiden name…
Post # 12
I dropped my middle name and my maiden last name became my “middle” name and of course I took my husband’s last name. It’s like my mom said “You won’t ever loose your true birth given middle name, you just won’t use it for legal things.”
Post # 13
No, absolutely not. As important as my FH is, my middle name is more important (I was named for a very close friend of my father
s who passed away ridiculously young from leukemia in the 70s), and while it doenst hold a huge amount of importance for me, I know it was a big deal to my dad, as it is the ONLY name out of his 3 kids that he wanted. Out of respect for my father, I would never change it. In fact, for a long time a short form of my middle name was a nick name that I sort of unofficially went by.
Post # 14
I’m dropping my middle name. I’m just going to be FirstName HisLastName.
My middle name is the same as probably a few million other people out there, and isn’t passed down other than that my mom has it for a middle name too. I guess I’ve just never been attached to it, I never use it. My credit cards don’t even have the initial.
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I plan to keep my middle name and drop my maiden name.
Post # 16
Im with amanda.lynn… I am going to keep my middle name and completely loose my maiden name.