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    Case of a female spouse taking husband's last name as one of her middle names.

    Just learned of this situation in our extended family as I was asking for clarification in adding a newish family member to Reunion. Female spouse has long been known professionally by her birth surname and doesn't wish to change that. But couple didn't want to deal with a hyphenated name for expected baby or themselves. They wanted male spouse's surname for the baby and wanted mom to have some indication in her name that she is the baby's mom. Their solution, as soon as they can find an open registry office during Covid-19, will be to change her name to add husband's surname as a second middle name for the spouse / mom.

    My present solution to her entry in Reunion is to indicate that it's a name change in the detail section for the source citation on her name.

    Other ideas welcome.
    Last edited by Susan Cocker Hopkins; 31 July 2020, 07:58 AM.

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    This is what I would do. I would just add in the new middle name and create a source citation for the name change. Add more details once the formal name change goes through.

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