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Name etiquette on invitations

This is my second marrage and im not sure on the proper etiquette for my name on the invitations. Can i use my maiden name or am i supose to use my married name . any ideas ? or suggestions?
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Re: Name etiquette on invitations

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    What name do you currently use?
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    When you introduce yourself to someone, what name do you use?  Use that one on your invitation.
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    Yes, what name do you use?
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    I would assume you use your legal name.
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    Did you go back to your maiden name after your first marriage? If not, then I wouldn't use your maiden name.
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    Use whichever name you use now.

    If your married name is still your legal name (you didn't change it back), then use that. FTR, I think once you take someone's name, it becomes your name, too. It's what you're known by, and you've used it for however many years. It's YOUR name, not your exH's name.

    My SIL used First Maiden Last on her invitations, even though she didn't keep her maiden name as her middle. Maybe consider that if you're worried folks won't recognize you (though I would wonder why you were inviting them in the first place).
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    you would use whatever your current legal name is.
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    How do you introduce yourself to people?  Use that name.
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    edited March 2012
    well there is my delima , i am one of tose people everyone knows by a nick-name and even people who have known me all my life hear my "leagal" name and say "who??" im thinking that maybe te suggestion to hyphenate for invitation perposes may be the way to go 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_name-etiquette-on-invitations?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:05773666-768c-4995-878a-83197c38072bPost:4ca6d9db-ac93-4062-969b-5db6c242da18">Re: Name etiquette on invitations</a>:
    [QUOTE]well there is my delima , i am one of tose people everyone knows by a nick-name and even people who have known me all my life hear my "leagal" name and say "who??" im thinking that maybe te suggestion to hyphenate for invitation perposes may be the way to go 
    Posted by phranic[/QUOTE]

    <div>What would you be hyphenating?</div><div>
    </div><div>Maiden-FirstMarriage?</div><div>
    </div><div>You could also include a picture of you and your FI with your invitation to clear up all the,uh, confusion.</div>
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