Nicknames and Preferred Names
As referenced above, in the event that you would like for the name that is read aloud to be different than what is printed in the program, this is your opportunity to provide us with your nickname or preferred name in place of or in addition to your legal name. (Example: If your name is Charles Matthews, but everybody calls you “Chet,” we are happy to read your name as Charles Chet Matthews or simply Chet Matthews.) You may also omit any middle names you wish to not have read aloud.
Keep in mind that this is an important ceremony and has a certain amount of gravitas, so please use discretion and avoid nicknames that may be too informal or unusual.