I was looking at a copy of the state marriage license form, and I noticed that it doesn't provided a space for a new middle name, just "first/middle/maiden" and then "new surname." But I really, really want to change my middle name, too, while I'm at it, 'cause I've always hated my middle name.
It says in the state law that "Every person has the right to adopt any name by which he or she wishes to be known simply by using that name consistently and without intent to defraud." So does that mean that I could just put "first/newmiddle/maiden" on that top line, and that would document the change I want? I'm worried about the DMV giving me trouble about the new middle name if it's not documented on the marriage license.