Post # 1
Is changing your last name to your husbands still a tradition?
I’m seeing more and more women hyphenating their last names or not changing it at all!
I will be changing it, even if half of the world can’t pronounce it. To me it is a symbol of starting our live together as a family.
What is your opinion?
Post # 3
I’m changing it but I’m struggling with it. I don’t want to hyphenate it, to me, that’s just a royal pain in the ass.
I was thinking of putting it off and taking some more time to think about it….
Post # 4
@MrsPiggles: I’d always planned on changing mine. What I hadn’t planned on was missing the connection to my culture (inter-ethnic couple), so I’ll be making my last name a second middle name. The hardest part will be going from a difficult first name and a decent last name to a difficult first AND last name.
Post # 5
@HonoraryNerd: say no more girl….. My FI’s last name starts with 2 consonants and is middle eastern. I’m from Spain and I think my maiden name is great! But I wouldn’t go without changing it…..
Post # 6
@MrsPiggles: I’ll be changing it! I had a hyphenated last name growing up, got rid of one of the names when I turned 18, and I definitely don’t want to go back to a hyphenated name. Keeping it simple here.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I had thought this through…
especially after seeing this picture on one Weddingbee thread:
I have yet to call Passport Canada to find out if I can do this.
Basically, I want to keep my maiden name, but have an @MarriedLastName
That way, I can go by either maiden name. (I am stealing this idea from my late dad. He had two spelling variations of our family name) So, I don’t see why not I can’t keep both last names, just using an alias.
Post # 9
My FH and I are both changing our names to a new family name, replacing our middle names with our former surnames.
Post # 10
I will be. I really like the idea of us having the same last name. Plus, I’ve always hated my last name and have been teased for it my entire life, so I’m really looking forward to getting rid of it.
Post # 11
@Cynderbug: oh my god. Thanks to that picture I am officially horrified!!! Wow…….
Post # 12
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
@MrsPiggles: I will, that’s how it is done, but different cultures have different traditions.
Another reason I will be changing it is my last name is still my ex-husband’s, never changed it after we divorced, I don’t think my new husband would appreciate me keeping his name. So even if I went back to my maiden name, it would still be changed.
Post # 13
Absolutely, I will be changing my last name. I can’t wait to have his last name, I actually like it better than mine!!
Post # 14
I took my DH’s surname, and I made my maiden name my new middle name.
The process hasn’t been too bad, but I am moving overseas in less than two weeks, so I am not bothered by changing my name on accounts, as I’ll be closing them anyways. That definitely cut down the list of places to contact! Otherwise it was easy enough. I actually found changing my email and updating that everywhere to be the biggest pain!
Post # 15
Check out MissNowMrs.com…I haven’t used it yet myself but it looks SUPER easy.
ETA: Yes, I’ll be changing my name 🙂