Post # 1
I am considering hyphenating my last name when i get married. I do love my fiance and his family and his name is a good name lol i just feel like my maiden name is part of who i am. What did you girls do and please give me the pros and cons. Also, when we have kids i would give them my fiance last name, no hyphen.
Post # 3
I plan to change my name next year. Both of our names are long so I refuse to hyphenate. I like my maiden name, too and I’m scribbling it all over everything I own while I still can. 😛 I’m excited to take his name though as I think it will make us feel more like a unit (and his names looks really good with mine).
Post # 4
Instead of doing a hyphen I got rid of my middle name (I always hated it) and moved my maiden name to middle status and my married name is my sole last name. My name is First Name, Maiden Name, Married Name.
Post # 5
@star_dust: That’s kind of what I’m doing, except I’ve always hated my legal first name. So my middle name is becoming my first name, my maiden name will be my middle name, and my FH’s last name will be my last name.
I much prefer his last name over mine anyway.
Post # 6
My maiden name is now my middle name (this worked because I didn’t have a middle name).
Post # 7
I kept mine. It was definitely the right choice for me! I haven’t had any problems thus far.
Post # 8
i kept my last name alone.
Post # 9
@star_dust: That is what I am thinking of doing as well.
Lol, changing my name is a HUGE deal for me… I’ve been Miss, Mrs, Ms Given Name, Middle Name, Birth Surname for over 50 Years… while I was Single, Married, and Divorced !!
So being Mrs Given Name, Birth Surname, Married Last Name will be somthing really radical for this Bride !!
In most situations, I’ll just be known as Given Name, Married Last Name…
I’ve been practicing my NEW Name and I love the way it sounds… just naturally rolls of the tongue… and been writing it out too… I like it a lot (lol probably WHY I am ok with changing it this time round…)
Post # 10
his name is long so I didn’t hyphenate .. otherwise I totally would have.
Post # 11
I’m taking my FI’s last name. Mine is very hard to pronounce and long. In my culture, the middle name is a variation of the father’s first name, so I’m no doubt keeping it that way to honor my family. However, I like star_dust‘s idea a lot for women whose middle name has no particular meaning to them, but the maiden name does.
Post # 12
Hyphenated. I wanted to leave my name, but DH wanted a “family name” so we compromised and both hyphenated. We are both Hisname-Myname, and our kids will be that as well.
Post # 13
I’m just keeping my own name! Why doesn’t anyone ever do this? The men get to keep theirs! WHY!?
Post # 14
I personally find hyphenated names to be incredibly obnoxious and unnecessary.
Keep your own name if it’s such an issue. This is just my personal opinion…it’s just too much trouble and work in my mind.
Post # 15
@SupermarketGirl: there are men who change theirs too you know ..
Post # 16
My original plan was to change my middle name to my current last name and add FI’s as my last. I decided that I’m going to drop my last name all together. I’ll be going from Miss T to Mrs. H soon. Crazy.
ETA: SupermarketGirl: FI and I are very old school and traditional in that sense. We both agreed that it’d be in our best interest if I changed my last name. I have no qualms about it and find it rather exciting.