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#41 KellyandMatt08

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    Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:01 PM

    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.

    #42 *JillD*

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      Posted 27 February 2007 - 02:21 PM

      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

      #43 LCBride2007

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        Posted 27 February 2007 - 04:45 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by TAMMYM
        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?



        lol - sorry you asked?! whew

        #44 TammyB

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          Posted 27 February 2007 - 04:51 PM

          WOw, I think I was actually able to follow that.. lol But it makes since..

          #45 MelissaH

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            Posted 27 February 2007 - 04:57 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by KellyandMatt08
            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.

            #46 KellyandMatt08

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              Posted 27 February 2007 - 10:39 PM

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              Originally Posted by mexicomelissa
              That's what I'm doing, Kelly. So I'll be MERH.
              Ok, I didn't know if people do that. So when you sign papers you just sign Melissa H...., right?

              #47 MelissaH

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                Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:41 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by KellyandMatt08
                Ok, I didn't know if people do that. So when you sign papers you just sign Melissa H...., right?

                You got it :)




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