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Name Change

Mrsc2Be, on June 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM Posted in Married Life 0 25
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If you’re changing your last name to match that of your partner’s, are you keeping your middle name or maiden name? I can’t decide. Meaning:

First Middle NewLastName

or

First Maiden NewLastName

25 Comments

  • Andrea
    Super October 2019
    Andrea ·
    First Middle New
  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren ·

    I'm keeping my middle and dropping my maiden name! I love my maiden name, but I'm very attached to my middle name.

  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
    First Middle New.
  • M
    Dedicated February 2020
    Mrsc2Be ·
    Would it be too extra to do First Middle Maiden New?
  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·

    First, Middle, New for me.

    My first and maiden name are both long enough - I don't need to make it all even longer

    My maiden name is not attached to me, professionally or otherwise. Taking on his last name also didn't make me feel any less connected to my family roots

  • R
    Savvy May 2018
    Reneshia ·
    First Middle New
  • Sarah
    Devoted June 2020
    Sarah ·
    Olympian Shawn Machel Johnson changed her name to Shawn Johnson East when she got married. I thought it was cool that she changed her maiden name into her middle name, but I will not be doing that.
  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
    I’m keeping my maiden and not my current middle name because I have no attachment to it
  • Purpledoggy
    Beginner November 2019
    Purpledoggy ·
    I want to drop my middle name all together and just have a first and new last name.
  • Laura
    Expert September 2019
    Laura ·

    I'm keeping my middle name

  • Selena
    Super September 2019
    Selena ·
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    I may do just this!
  • Selena
    Super September 2019
    Selena ·
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    This is also cool. I hate being Selena initial. lastName, on all my legal docs, cards, etc
  • Anna
    Devoted April 2020
    Anna ·
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    I want to this too. I have never been attached to my middle name and I never use it.
  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
    First Middle New.

    I considered shifting the middle, but it seemed more complicated than it was worth — it many states it is NOT as simple as just writing it on the forms when getting married. In my state to change a middle name you have to go to court separately to do so. Did not seem at all worth the effort to me. Socially (like email signature for friend stuff and for work stuff), I go by “First Maiden New” but legally I am First Middle New.
  • Purpledoggy
    Beginner November 2019
    Purpledoggy ·
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    I’m not a fan of my middle name and my fh’s last name is hyphenated so to cut down on having to sign such a long name on legal documents I want to drop my middle name. Plus he doesn’t have a middle name so I don’t want one either lol!
  • Anna
    Devoted April 2020
    Anna ·
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    I thought it was easy? I'm beginning to research this. But if it's a lot of hassle, I'll just keep my middle name
  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    It depends on your state.
  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula ·

    I do not have a middle name, so my maiden name will now be my middle name

  • Lizbeth
    Devoted July 2019
    Lizbeth ·
    I kept middle name and maiden last name and took his name
    So its name middle maiden new name
  • Alhina
    Devoted August 2019
    Alhina ·

    First Maiden New for me.

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