(Closed) are you changing your name, hyphenating or keeping?

posted 4 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: what are you doing with your name afterwards?
    keeping my maiden name : (62 votes)
    21 %
    changing to his name : (214 votes)
    71 %
    we're hyphenating it : (20 votes)
    7 %
    nothing - he's taking my name! : (4 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    His name’s a lot easier to spell than mine.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7772 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Dh wanted to take my name- it was his idea.  My friends from Europe were really supportive and said it is common in parts there, so that gave me confidence about it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3901 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m taking his name. I have no connection to my name; ever since I was a kid, I’ve always planned to take my FH’s name

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    13662 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I took his name. I do miss my maiden name sometimes, but I’m a pretty traditional gal so it was never really a question for me.

    Post # 7
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    3221 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @Glasgowbound:  hypothetically, what if your FH’s name was something like Butts? Would you still change your name to his? 

    Post # 8
    Member
    527 posts
    Busy bee

    I kept my maiden name legally, but on Facebook and socially, I hyphenate.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3901 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @letigre:  probably if it was something he felt strongly about. Although I would try to convince him to have us BOTH change our names so that our kids didn’t get teased endlessly 🙂

    I’m a teacher. I had a kid last year with the name Growcock. Yep. Who does that to a child!!!

    Post # 10
    Member
    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    I love my last name, but I’m taking his! I like the tradition of taking on your husbands last name….. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Keeping mine and just adding his without a hyphen, ex. first, middle, maiden, his last. I want his name but love mine too so I’ll have both! I will sign my name: my first, his last.

    Post # 12
    Member
    10369 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I hyphenated, and it has been such a pain-in-the-ass disaster, that if it didn’t require going to court, I would change it back to my maiden name. Between the medical insurance, prescription, credit card, and international travel mixups, it’s just been a huge disaster. I wouldn’t wish hyphenation on anyone.

    Post # 13
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    512 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    i never liked my last name, and i LOOOOVE my fiance’s, so it was an obvious choice! and the mushy part of me/him likes that i’m taking his name too 🙂

    Post # 14
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    1110 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m keeping mine because I feel like it’s a big part of my identity (people call me by my last name or part of my last name, it’s an ethnic name, etc).  I grew up with my parents having different last names (through divorce) and it was never an issue, so I don’t worry about our future kids having a tough go because it of it.

    Post # 15
    Member
    314 posts
    Helper bee

    Taking his entire last name. I’m pretty resentful that my last name is neither my moms or my dad’s.  So yes  lol

    Post # 16
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    3221 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @Glasgowbound:  haha, this is why I asked. My FH has a silly last name, and I’ve never entertained the idea of changing mine to his. When I met his parents, I fully expected that his mother would have kept her maiden name, but nope, she took one for the team and shares the family name. His family is very traditional, and will be upset when they find out I won’t even consider hyphenating.

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