This concerns Michigan. And it may prove obvious, but I'm using fake names here.
I'm pregnant and my husband and I have planned to give the baby two middle names and two last names (no hyphen, I am not a fan of punctuation within names). So, let's say, Veronica Elizabeth Francine Mathers Washington. Let me say that for child abuse concerns, the real names are mostly monosyllabic I hadn't thought there would be a problem with this. Recently a friend of mine got married and took her husband's last name, and tried to make her maiden name a second middle name. So, let's say, Sally Ann Smith becomes Sally Ann Smith Jones. She was told that she could either hyphenate the two last names, or drop the Ann and use Smith as her middle name, but she could not have two middle names. I realize these are two different situations, but are there any laws in Michigan that would keep us from giving our child two middle and two last names? Would the hyphen be required?
And because I (and she) found the rejection of her name preference to be odd... is it true that one cannot add a middle name later in life?