Ok so the idiots that are employed by the US government have gotten me into a pickle. -on my birth certificate from the country I am from, my name is listed weirdly. It is my first name followed by my last name, followed by my dads first name with -ovich at the end of it. Its sort of a ukranian/russian tradition to put your fathers first name at the end of your full name, usually with the letters -ovich at the end of it or something similar. it is no way intended to be a middle name or ever was my middle name. It is the ONLY document on which my name is listed like this. -on my passport from my old country, my name is normal: first name last name -on my social security card, my name is normal: first name last name -on my green card, my name WAS normal (before they took it away because I became a citizen): first name last name For some dumb reason, the lady processing my application thought it was necessary to put my dads name thats on my birth certificate as my MIDDLE name on my certificate. I asked if this was necessary, she said yes. I didn't mention that its not even on my social security card which was my fault. My mom who got her certificate in 2004, in the same situation, with her fathers first name at the end of hers on her birth certificate, did NOT have to put it as her middle name on the certificate. So now I have apply for a passport, and I don't intend for it to have that stupid middle name of my father who wasn't in my life and had passed away. MY QUESTION IS: CAN MY PASSPORT JUST HAVE MY FIRST AND LAST NAME AS IT STATES ON MY SOCIAL SECURITY CARD OR DOES IT HAVE TO HAVE THE NAME STATED ON THE NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATE? IF I PUT MY NAME DOWN ON THE PASSPORT APPLICATION AS MY REGULAR FIRST AND LAST NAMES, WITHOUT THE STUPID MIDDLE NAME THATS ON MY CERTIFICATE, WILL IT GET DECLINED OR AUTOMATICALLY CHANGED TO INCLUDE THE MIDDLE NAME? IF THAT LATTER IS TRUE, WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE??? I DON'T HAVE $600 AND THE TIME TO GO THROUGH APPLYING FOR ANOTHER CERTIFICATE. I HAVE ALSO PURCHASED TICKETS FOR A NOVEMBER VACATION I WILL NEED MY PASSPORT FOR. ITS NOT MY FAULT THE LADY THAT PROCESSED MY APPLICATION IS DUMB AS ROCKS AND DID THIS COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY THING.