(Closed) Will you drop your middle name when you marry and take your husband’s name?

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
Member
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 6
Member
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

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
Member
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
Member
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
Member
990 posts
Busy bee

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
Member
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
Member
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Kept my middle name. I dropped the maiden name…

Post # 12
Member
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
Member
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 fathers 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
Member
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
Member
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I plan to keep my middle name and drop my maiden name.

Post # 16
Member
1106 posts
Bumble bee

Im with amanda.lynn… I am going to keep my middle name and completely loose my maiden name.

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