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so today i went to apply for my passport (don't worry ladies i have plenty of time) and apparently i was incorrect my *entire* life: my middle name is *NOT* marie ... i don't actually *HAVE* a middle name, according to my birth certificate!.

 

so at the passport acceptance facility, i'm there arguing with the lady.

"where did 'marie' come from?"

"what do you mean? it's my middle name!"

"not according to your birth certificate it's not. you don't have one."

*quizzical, dumbfounded look*

she then made me cross it out everywhere it appeared on the forms.

 

mind you, i'm 35 years old, and have *always* included "my middle name" on forms (legal and otherwise), as well as used "my middle initial" in my signature. it's not on my driver's license either, though i'm sure *i* always included it. i always just assumed it didn't fit due to my very long last name, haha! what the hell??!?!! did my mom forget to give me one and then just lied and made one up one dayhuh.gif? i have got to get to the bottom of this!

 

maybe when i change my last name i'll add "marie" while i'm at it ... or even better -- just make up a new one! haha

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Parents you gotta love em lol FI's mum changed his name when he was 6 and didn't tell him lol he joined the army and everything and it was only when he applied for a passport he found out lmao

 

needless to say he got it done legally quickly after lol so you are certainly not the only one lol

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that's weird. did you not notice it wasn't on your birth certificate before this? i'm dying to hear where marie came from!!!!!

 

maybe when you were born they didn't have a middle name decided for you and then later decided to make it marie...

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OMG that is nuts! I thought it was odd that when my sister got married she realized she had been spelling her middle name wrong but to totally have one just appear (or disappear) is so odd. I like the idea of just throwing it on there when you get married.

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I can't wait to hear the explanation on that one! I put my maiden name as a 2nd middle name, so you could do that too!
I am doing the same thing! Kinda cool. Had the last name for some long I just can't bring myself to drop it.Chris is also adding my last name onto his middle name. We love to bond.

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I feel so bad for you. I can picture you arguing now. I can't wait to hear as well.

 

Do you know, this happens more often then not...

 

My FI learned this past year both he and his mother have been spelling his name wrong. Apparently the birth certificate was filled out wrong and his Mom did not notice when issued. Luckily on most things he signs Jeff.

 

Even worse than this, my Dad discovered his date of birth was not actually his DOB when requesting his birth certificate for his very 1st passport. He's 60. He had always been told he was born on December 2nd, come to find out it was Dec 1st at like 2 minutes to midnight. My Mom called the hospital where he was born to double check it wasn't a birth certificate error since my Grandmother has long since passed. Back when he was young you did not need your birth certificate for things like driver's licenses I guess. He has to get so much stuff changed and if it hadn't of been for our wedding he still wouldn't know. How messed up is that? How does a parent mess up on the day their child was born, I know there is like 10 of them but still, come on now...

 

Keep us posted on where "Marie" came from when you find out.

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I am doing the same thing! Kinda cool. Had the last name for some long I just can't bring myself to drop it.Chris is also adding my last name onto his middle name. We love to bond.
Yeah, when I was married before I dropped my maiden name - but not this time! I won't really use it too much, just when I need to sign my full legal name. But I like knowing it's there! That's so cute that Chris is adding your name - I hadn't thought of that idea!

You're so close ... getting excited? Nervous!?

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funny. I have the situation where my name is Catherine L. (taking it to my grave) XXX AND MY SS is 3733 and there is a Catherine L XXX born on the same day with the SS of 3373 and we lived at the same address but in different states. I always fight credit people about her credit on my report

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