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Aki
Maiden name? or birth name? I use my maiden name at work. I consulted a dictionary and found I can say that by birth name as well. Which is common in everyday conversation?
Aug 30, 2018 2:32 AM
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Hello Aki san, in the United States, I think it is more common to use 'maiden name' in everyday use, especially if you are referring to a woman who is married. 'Birth name' is more common to use if the person you are referring to currently uses a different name than the name given to them at birth. Hope this helps! :')
August 30, 2018
Jennifer, Thanks for your comment. The explanation is very clear.
August 30, 2018
Using maiden name is the most common and only form used where I am from. Someone might say "my name given at birth was..." when they are explaining to someone the name they are going by is not the legal name on their birth certificate.
August 30, 2018
Aki
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