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For those of you that keep your maiden name as your middle name, are you keeping your middle name as well. Like having 4 initials? I love my name, it flows well, and its very irish. My FH's last name is german. I was thinking about keeping my middle name and making my last name an additional middle name. So i would be KLMW. Does that make any sense? I'm not sure what I would do, but thats what I've been thinking of.

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If I don't hyphenate & make my last name my middle name, I'll drop my current middle name, it has no meaning to me, so it doesn't bother me to get rid of it

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Ann how come you decided to change to your maiden name when you wedding is so close? I never changed back to mine after my divorce, so I'll leave my ex's married name to my new married name.. (course their are other reasons why I didn't want to change back to my maiden name)
Well, you asked ... (kind long story ...)

When we were divorced (in 2003!) I legally changed my name back to my maiden name. (funny thing is, I didn't realize this!) Since we did the divorce ourselves, no lawyers, all we did was fill out a packet of paperwork. One of the questions was "Do you plan to change your name, and if so, to what?" So I said yes, and put my maiden name. I had every intention of going back to my maiden name for a few reasons: 1) we work together and it just makes it easier if we have different names, and 2) i missed my maiden name (wished I would have kept it as a 2nd middle name), this was my chance to get it back!, and 3) I would have felt a little funny w/his name when we weren't married, but that's just me.

Well, being the procrastinator that I am, I never really when through with changing my name back. So when I refinanced my house, which I had bought when we were legally married, I signed the papers as my married name and had to show proof of the divorce, since we were now divorced. They called me back the next day and said I had to come back and sign, since my name had changed back to my maiden name, and I had signed as my married name. I explained that I really never went through with changing it back. She corrected me, telling me that what I had done at the time of the divorce was legally binding - just filling in that one line of the divorce decree had changed my name back. Who knew! Keep in mind that this is now 2005 I think. I had lived about 2 years under an "old" name - I never realized how easy it was to go by a false name.

Anyway - I still never went through and changed much to my maiden name, except my mortgage was now under my maiden name. Finally when paul and I decided to move back to MN (before we were engaged) I decided it would be a good time to switch everything over to my maiden name. I had also started a new job and had them hire me as my maiden name. When Paul proposed, I had about half the things as maiden and half as the married name. Now I am trying super hard to get everything into the maiden name so I can make a clean transition into the NEW married name. AHHHH!

Anyway - so even if I wanted to go from old married name to new married name, not sure I could - since legally I have my maiden name now. Make sense?

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lol - sorry you asked?! whew

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For those of you that keep your maiden name as your middle name, are you keeping your middle name as well. Like having 4 initials? I love my name, it flows well, and its very irish. My FH's last name is german. I was thinking about keeping my middle name and making my last name an additional middle name. So i would be KLMW. Does that make any sense? I'm not sure what I would do, but thats what I've been thinking of.
That's what I'm doing, Kelly. So I'll be MERH.

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