Over the past few years, I've been hesitant to buy anything monogrammed because I knew that when we got married, my monogram would change. Now that my new name is just around the corner, I want monogrammed everything!
But how do you monogram something if you have 4 names?
I like the idea of keeping my maiden name as a second middle name, but a second middle name complicates things. Obviously there's the monogram issue, but there are other issues, too. What would I list on forms as my middle initial? Do I have to pick just one, or can I list 2? I write my middle initial in my signature. Will I have to add my second middle initial? My new name isn't available as a Gmail address, so I'll have to add an initial. Do I add just one? Both? If I add both, will people be confused? If I have 2 middle names but only ever use the first one, what's the point of having the second middle name?
I hadn't really thought about all of these issues. It would be nice to keep my maiden name, but maybe it's not worth the confusion it will cause. What do you think? Should I keep it or lose it?