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I can't decide if when we get married if I want to replace my middle name with my maiden name or just drop my maiden name. What's everyone else doing or going to do?
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    I'm going the traditional route and taking my FH last name. It goes very nicely with my name and I am excited to take it.
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    I'm going to not decide for a while and spend a few months trying everything out to see what feels right before making a final decision.  It's not like you can ONLY change your name when you get married -- you could wait months or YEARS to change it.  I figure that as long as I'm decided by the time we have kids, I'm good.
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    im going to be rocking the hyphenated name.
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    Taking FH's last name.
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    I'm keeping my last name.  FI was surprisingly cool with it.
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    I'm thinking about becoming First Maiden Married too - haven't completely decided, FI thinks my middle name sounds better with his last name (my last name is VERY last name-y, if that makes sense). Still trying to decide. Good luck!
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    i dropped my middle name and I'm now Firstname Maidenname HisLastname

    Technically, my maiden name is my middle name now
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    I thought about hyphenating the names, but my last name is 9 letters and his is 11. That just seems way too long. Since Imost of my family uses my first and middle name as if its one word, I think I'm just going to drop my last name and take FIs.
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    I'm going to take my FH last name. I'm excited to be Mrs. HisLastName
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    I think maybe I confused some with my question. I'm taking his last name. No question about that one. I just didn't know if I wanted to be 1stname middlename hislastname or 1stname maidenname hislastname. 
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    I'm ditching my maiden name, because my middle name has meaning to me. Plus, my maiden name really doesn't work as a middle name. I did consider making my maiden name my new middle name, but I quickly decided that wasn't an option I liked, so the only thing changing is my last name. :]
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    We're both just keeping all of our names as-is. No changing at all.
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    I haven't decided yet.  i want to keep my last name because it has been a part of me for so long.  But I also want to take his last name.  I don't want to drop my middle name because it was given to me in honor of my grandmother.  I may end up using my first, middle, maiden amd his last name.  Yeah it's a bit long, but I want to hold on to my names for sentimental reasons.
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    I'm taking his last name...I feel that's the "right" thing to do (yes I know there's no "right")  but I couldn't imagine not taking his.  That's one of the big things about getting married for me, having his name :)  Plus, I think it's an awesome last name and my initials won't change! lol
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    It's going to be hard to give my name up. It's going to take some getting used to when my students call me by my married name. Plus I like my last name much better. Oh well.

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    I'm now First Middle Married.
    My First and Middle came from my mom, who I'm very close with, so I kept it.
    My Maiden came from my father, who I was never close with, so I dropped it.

    I teach at a college where the average age is 29, so everyone is getting married - or it seems that way.  Here's how I see the name game:

    50% = First Maiden Married
    40% = First Middle Married
    5% = First Middle Maiden (not changing the name at all)
    4% = First Middle Maiden-Married
    1% = First Middle Maiden Married (yeah, all four names as the new legal name)
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    I'm just adding "de Hislastname" on the end of mine. He threw a fit, tears and all when I mentioned not changing my last name. I'm hispanic and have no family left so keeping that part of me and passing it onto our children was really important to me. After that idea bombed, I suggested hyphenating, a fit was thrown about that as well. I told him the farthest I would go was adding his last name to mine with the "de" and our children would have to be "de Hislastname" as well and surprisingly he's okay with that but his mother on the other hand... not so much.
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    You could always use your maiden last name as your kids middle name. That way your passing it on and they have his last name.
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    I kept my name.  We're even discussing having our children having my last name, instead of his.  (Mine is interesting and kind of great.  His is not.)
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    This is the one thing that means a lot to my future husband: taking his last name.  I just wanted to hyphen it but I'm going go my first middle hislastname.  It doesn't really flow though.  Whatever, I'll get used to it!!!
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    Dropping my last name and taking his...call me a traditionalist, but I want the world to know I'm his.
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     I'm keeping my middle name. I love my middle name. I am taking his last name.
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