Did you change your name or will you?

posted 2 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
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1473 posts
Bumble bee

I changed my name. It wasn’t too bad of a headache for me. I still need to get a new passport though. Not really looking forward to paying for an all new one when I just had it renewed a short time ago. Oh well.

Post # 3
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1193 posts
Bumble bee

I am in the process of changing mine. I had always planned on changing it, but its a huge hassle. I did my driver’s license and SS card, but I need to get my passport done, along with a million other things.

Post # 4
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1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t think I’ll be changing mine. I have published work associated with my maiden name as well as personal reasons to keep it. Kids, if they ever happen, will take his last name.

Post # 5
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1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I didn’t. I’m established professionally in my name, I don’t like the historical connotations of assuming my husband’s name, I like my name, and I hate paperwork. Plus, we’re never having kids, so there will never be confusion there. No thanks!

Post # 6
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4147 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

At first, I really didn’t want to change my last name, and my husband was a little sad that I didn’t want to.  We both have semi-difficult last names to pronounce, but I like mine much better. 

A few months ago, I decided I would change it when we moved so I could change everything at the registry at the same time.  Well DH keeps booking us flights with my maiden name (I know, how awful of him) so I know it’s not impossible, but it’s a huge hassle to have a different name on your plane ticket, especially if you’re flying to the States.  So that’s what’s putting off me changing my last name.  I will change it eventually…

Post # 7
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1262 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

Mrs.Sawyertobe:  I will. I have no professional career associated with my name and no personal identity in it. My name is also a pain in the ass, and his is nice and simple.

Post # 8
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8419 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Mrs.Sawyertobe:  I was able to do everything through the mail, so it wasn’t too bad.  Plus, I love my married name and had a difficult to spell maiden name.

Post # 9
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I will be-and I’m so so excited to!! But then again, we both are changing to our new family name and putting down roots for brand new family tree, so that makes it all the more special 🙂

Post # 11
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432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m adding his last name as a second middle name, and he is adding my last name as a second middle name. I plan to go by his last name socially, but professionally, as well as legally, keep mine.

 

Post # 12
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1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Nope, I didn’t.

It’s not really done here.

Post # 14
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6273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i didn’t find changing my ssn or license that much of a headache. 

changing my name on all my accounts was the pain. 

some accepted a faxed or emailed copy but others like my cable bill wanted me to come in person.  i said screw that.

Post # 15
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1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

VivienMarcheline:  I have a couple of friends who did this (gay couple) – I think it’s a really cute idea! And so much more meaningful than just the “transfer of property” version, imho.

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