Post # 1
Just wanted to post that I just got my name changed at the Social Security office today. For all you other Cuyahoga County brides – I went to the Celebrese Federal building downtown. They just needed my ID & my marriage certificate.
As the woman was changing my name in the computer, she goes “well, you’re stuck with him now…” Ha, funniest part of my day 🙂
So now I have to wait until it comes in the mail to go to the DMV to change my license. And I have to get used to being refered to as Mrs. Something totally different.. it’s weird!
Post # 3
I hear you. Although everyone has a lot of love for my FI they don’t have a whole lot of love for my new last name. It’s important to him that I change it and it doesn’t bother me to lose mine but it will be a little harder get used to his.
Post # 4
I just finished changing everything last week. I’m happy to be married to him but I’ve been this name for 30+ years. It’s such a strange feeling, sort of bittersweet.
Post # 5
Yeah Im not too excited about it but its really important to FI so I will do it. The only thing I like is that we will ahve the same last name and feel more like a family
Post # 6
I’m hyphenating because I couldn’t bear to give up my name! It will definitely be weird to have Smith tacked on to the end of my name though…
Post # 7
I am a teacher and the thought of my kiddos calling me Mrs. T instead of Ms. H is really weird. It’s really like getting a new first name for me. People are going to be talking to me at school and I won’t answer them because I won’t know they are talking to me.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I’m right in that process and I’m totally with you – so weird!
Post # 9
I hyphenated and I’m still having trouble adjusting to the extra two syllables. Plus I always have to spell it for people, unlike my maiden name.
Post # 10
Yeah, my new last name definitely does not sound like how it’s spelled.. so that’s something I have to get used to as well.. I say it, say what is sounds like, then how it’s spelled.. way more difficult, but it’s worth it. Like clarebee said, it’s really like we are family now..
Post # 11
I know exaclty what you girls are saying. I love my FI with all my heart but he is hispanic and has a very hispanic last name. I am not. It will be quite an adjustment for me to change my name. Honeslty I prefer to hyphanate it but I mentioned it once and he was offended. I hope I am not wrong for feeling like this.
Post # 12
I know just what you are saying! I honestly didn’t think it was going to be a big deal. I really didn’t. I kept saying “Sure, I’ll change it, who cares.” Now I’m missing my maiden name. It’s odd.
Post # 13
@hyphensmith:how does your FI feel about that?
Post # 14
I am getting so frustrated by the name change process! Honestly, for me, it has been more stressful than planning the wedding– I keep getting mad at my husband because he doesn’t have to deal with the hassles and the waiting in 4 hour long lines at the SSA and getting the run around from everyone from banks to the DMV.
I have also had some spectacular new-name fails: For example, I sent out an E-mail from my old E-mail address to my contacts to say “here is my new e-mail with my married name.” Except that I definitely wrote my new E-mail address wrong with my maiden name where my married name should have been.
Post # 15
Thankfully I didn’t have a lot of problems changing my name. It’s weird at first but you get used to it. You aren’t losing yourself, you are just adding to yourself.
Post # 16
msterrapin, im sorry yours has been such a hassle, I had about a 30 minute wait at the SSA. Haven’t hit the DMV yet though… that always takes a while.
MissAsB – I am definitely looking forward to getting used to it!