Full Middle Name or Middle Name Initial on Diploma?

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    What's the consensus here? Should I put my full middle name on my diploma, or only the initial?

    For the record, this is my third diploma (long story), and my most recent diploma has my initial. I don't remember what my first diploma had.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Nobody will mind, so it's up to you. I'd keep them all the same format if I was you.
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    It is personal preference, IMO.

    I chose to write my full name each time.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    On both my B.S. and my M.A. I just used my middle initial.
     
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  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Does it matter? My diplomas are in the original envelopes they came on and have never been removed except for when they were first received.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Mine have my full name as it is written on school records. I don't recall having to tell them what I wanted.
     
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  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Having something fictitious like "Beauregard" put in there (unless your middle name actually IS Beauregard)
    Then you will have a great story to tell later in life

    Mine are all framed, but are in the closet in a bag
    No idea what they have on them, so I wasted my opportunity for a great story
     
  10. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Sounds like a bad idea to print anything other than one's legal name on a diploma.
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I see my awkward attempt at humor was somehow lost in translation
    Perhaps the use of an appropriate smiley would have helped ;)
     
  12. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Hehe, indeed. I understand though, it happens to me often.;)
     
  13. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    Congrats!!!

    Unless you are displaying it on the wall, it probably doesn't matter except how you want it to read.
     
  14. Efrem macrumors member

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    If it's your third diploma, there's a good chance you're in a profession where it could be mounted on your office wall at some point. If that's the case, go by what you want visitors to your office to see.
     
  15. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    I decided on middle initial because it's aesthetically better :)

    Thanks guys!
     
  16. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure I went full name on all of mine, but I sign my name with my middle initial. Go figure.
     

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