I’d like to take on his last name and I was hoping to change my middle name. My middle name is my mothers name and she’s never been around so I’d really like to get rid of it. I don’t see an option to outright remove my middle name by there’s all kinds of hyphenated middle name options. We want to both take on the same new middle name. Has anyone made up a new middle name for both parties? Is this something someone has been able to successfully do in the state of California?