I have two middles and a hyphenated surname, so my initials are SMHH-L. I use all of them whenever it’s required, people make such a big deal out of names fitting onto forms. I’m disinclined to drop any of them, ever. They each have a special meaning for my and my family, and that’s more important to me than keeping inside little boxes. The only time it’s ever been a problem is when I was booking tickets online for a trip overseas, they only had enough character space for one of my middle names, and part of my surname. I just put my full name in the “further comments” box and my full name was printed on my ticket! My licence, passport, ID card for work, etc all have all my initials. From the comments section on the website lemon gave, I now see I am a yuppie, and should not bother to monogram! I could not be happier to oblige My mother-in-law wants us to have all the programmes, menus etc for our wedding watermarked with a monogram incorporating my husband’s and my initials with our new last name, she had a ludicrously elaborate mock drawn up of a giant MFS. She hasn’t quite accepted that I have no intention of changing my name (we’re already legally married, anyway), and monograms just seem like more trouble than they’re worth!