Post # 1
I’ll be changing my name in a month so I’ve been having a go at the signature but I can’t get it to look half decent at all. I even went as far as to google signatures of the same surname to get ideas.
If you are changing your name or have changed it already did you practice your new signature?
Post # 3
My own signature is barely legible… neither is Mrs. Bee’s! So name changes wouldn’t really affect either of us…
Post # 4
Mr Bee – My FI signature is just a scrawl that changes each time, I’m seriously considering just going with that and shoving a K in the front hehe.
Post # 5
Sounds good to me! Or in all honesty, you could probably even keep your signature exactly the same but maybe make it a touch messier. There’s no requirement that signatures look like your current name, as far as I know!
Post # 6
Haha, I’ve been practicing since the month we got together. Pathetic I know… But it’s exciting because his name is so much easier than mine to sign, spell, and pronounce!
Post # 7
I hate the way my new last name looks w/ my handwriting. I can’t get it right either… gonna have to try googling it 😛
I haven’t practiced it a lot, maybe only once or twice… I’ll practice it more once I move to the US & have to wait until I get approval to work. lol
Post # 8
I’m not married yet…but I am also not 100% on changing my name. I am hoping if I practice and can make it pretty, that will help. (Lame, I know.)
Post # 9
@mrbee – wow really? I never thought of that! Phew. Took me long enough to get the current one reliably replicable 😛
Post # 10
Absolutely – after all, you can even legally sign with an X if you are illiterate!
This part seems relevant: “Thus, commercial instruments, such as checks and promissory notes, may be signed by affixing any symbol that an individual intends to represent his signature.”
Please keep in mind that I am not a lawyer… but my signature is entirely illegible and I have never had it questioned in my entire life. Plus my brother’s name is “Robert” but sometimes he signs his checks with Bob.
All that said – if your signature is clearly legible, that might confuse some people. That’s why I say – keep it messy!!
Post # 11
I’ve practiced and our weddings not till January… I always feel like I have to do it in secret though, like a school girl with a crush.
Post # 12
Wow, you learn something new everyday! I might just practice making my signature more messy!
Post # 13
I’ve been practicing because I have to sign a lot of things at work, and it took me 25 years to get my current one just so…hehe, good thing I have forever to get the new one right! =)
Post # 14
haha too funny. I barely have to change mine (put a cross at the end for a t instead of 2 dots for i’s.) The rest is so swirly and my V can double as a Y/ Bonus!
Post # 15
I just got married this past Saturday and I still haven’t tried to write out my name. I think I may have to now 🙂
Post # 16
I think I practiced in the car on the way to the DMV. I just wanted to get whatever “look” would be consistent if anyone ever wanted to compare my license to my credit cards to any other signature. Still not too good at it …