Yes, I said names, plural.
Today we went down to our local Social Security office and changed our names. I added Dave's last name as my middle name, and he added my former last name, which is now my second middle name, as his second middle name too. You follow? Ok.
We've been using these new names since we got married, but we hadn't actually officially changed them until today. We left for Amsterdam so soon after getting married that we didn't want to change things then and mess up our passports, visas, etc. We figured now though was as good of a time as any!
So, now we each have four names. That was our compromise. Name inflation, you think? Well, yes. But this way neither of us had to drop any of our given names, we each got to give each other a name to share, and we avoided the hyphen, which many people have strong feelings about. We're hoping that having two middle names doesn't cause a lot of grief. We'll keep you posted.
And yes, our kids will have two middle names (the second one being my previous last name) too. :)