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When filling out US Government forms they ask for the person's middle name. Usually the patrynomic name is thought of as the middle name.  For example in Olga Ivanovna Petrova  the derivative of the fathers name Ivan is the patrynomic name. However, This name does not appear on some Passports.  If the foreign fiance has this name on some Ukrainian documents but does not have this name on their passport should we be using it to fill out forms?

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No, if the beneficiary is Ukrainian. Firstly, patronymic is NOT a middle name. Secondly, we don't have it in our foreign passports at all. Thirdly, having a patronymic as a middle name is very funny. My naturalized USC fiance has put his patronymic as a middle name at naturalization and is a nightmare to travel agents, airlines, insurance and whoever deals with his documents ever since. But what is done cannot be undone and I am really happy not to bring patronymic into the USA. 

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Like HP+IC said, please do not use patronymic like Ivanovna as American style middle name. Just skip it. Keep First and Last name. No middle name at all. Will save time on forms too. Or make a proper middle name if that is desired (Ivana or Ivanka maybe, or whatever the person wants) But definitely not Ivanovna!

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