Do you put a dash if you have two last names?

A hyphenated last name is when you and your spouse combine both of your last names with a hyphen. This is also called a double surname. In many states, when you fill out your application for your marriage license, you’ll be writing your intended married name on that application.

Which last name comes first when hyphenated?

Generally, there are no set rules or etiquette when it comes to deciding exactly how your hyphenated last name will read. You can go the “traditional” route and list your “maiden” name first, or you could choose to list your new last name first, followed by your original last name.

Why are there so many NFL players with hyphenated names?

Although athletes proudly wear their last names on their jerseys, most names are personal. The US Census collects last names, but to preserve the anonymity of individuals, only names appearing 100 or more times are released. So, you get names like Smith and Johnson, but never names like Smith-Johnson.

How does having 2 last names work?

A double name can be formed when marrying or getting children, combining the surnames of the spouses or the parents, respectively. Double names can be combined by taking one part of each. Either spouse or both can take a double name.

How do you combine last names?

“The easiest and most common way to blend two surnames is to double-barrel, with or without a hyphen,” says C├ęcile. “A couple has the right to assume or combine surnames with their marriage certificate, in whichever order, assuming they are not making any changes to the spelling.

How do double barrel surnames work?

A double-barrelled surname is created by combining the surnames of a married couple by either using a hyphen or by simply adding the second name onto the husband’s or wife’s existing surname. Over the past two decades, double-barrelled surnames have become a lot more popular in the UK.

Why does Peoples Jones have 2 last names?

“My father is real mellow,” said Peoples-Jones, “and I think that’s where I get it from. He’s real laid-back, and I get that characteristic from him.” Having the hyphenated last name representing both parents brought about the DPJ nickname. “It’s cool,” said Donovan.

Do football players change their name?

A name change is an inherently personal decision, but college football players recognize the public platform they’re on each Saturday. Their name is their brand. Some will be announced by that name in the NFL, where Maurice Drew quickly became MJD. Every name has a story.

Can I hyphenate my last name on my Social Security card?

Your legal name is your first and last name only. The SSA will still print your middle name and suffix on your social security card if enough space is available. Your name may only contain letters, spaces, hyphens, and apostrophes. Suffixes are okay.