Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2017 - Downtown Riverfront Cafe
Just curious to see what other bees will be doing, as far as a name change, after they’ve married their FI of a different ethnicity. I am German/Native American and my FI is Guatemalan/Mexican. <3
Would also LOVE to hear from bees in a similar situation with children from a previous relationship. My kids currently have my maiden name and so I considered hyphenating to best join everyone. Any stories/thoughts?
Post # 3
im mostly italian with bit of german.. my fiance is mostly mexican with a bit of japanese and hawaiian. i will be taking his name (although it isnt even close to being ethnic).. and moving my name (which is more ethnic than his) to have a second middle name.
Post # 4
I am Welsh, Polish and German. Husband’s Hungarian/Mexican/Native American with a very common hispanic last name. I’m white as all eff and I took the name. Yeah, I get a lot of weird looks, but oh well.
Post # 5
I’m taking his…although we are different ethnicities, our last names are similar funny enough.
Post # 6
I thought about hyphenating but my friends with punctuation in their last names said it’s sometimes a PITA. So with that in mind, I dropped my middle name, which I didn’t like anyway, moved my maiden name to the middle name slot and then took his last name.
So it is First Name Maiden Name Last Name. If I can, I put both names down (e.g. Facebook, legal documents) but if it’s not a big deal either way (e.g. magazine orders), I’ll put my first name and my new last name only.
We don’t have kids right now but when we do, we will go with just his last name.
Post # 7
I’m African-American and my FI is White. I will be taking his last name. However, lately I’ve been thinking about making my maiden name my middle name. We shall see! 🙂
Post # 8
My FI is Italian/Polish and I’m Chinese. I’m totally taking his name and getting rid of my hard-to-spell name. Soooo looking forward to the change lol.
Post # 9
I acidentally voted as keeping my name! I am Black and my FI is Polish/Hungarian and I will be taking his Polish last name 🙂
Post # 10
I’m Swedish, FI’s Canadian but with a Slovak last name. Since mine is rather boring, I’ll go with his – even though I apparently don’t pronounce it exactly right. 🙂
Post # 11
I’m suuuuuuper white and my fiancé is half Japanese… So he has a super amazing Japanese last name that I’m definitely taking! My last name is currently similar to Smith or Johnson… So I can’t wait to have a beautiful, meaningful name. His mom has warned me that people will be confused. I’m a blonde haired, blue eyed Austrian with a Japanese name 🙂 I am so pumped!
Post # 12
Making my middle name my last name and taking his last name …. Im black and he’s white 🙂
Post # 13
I wanted to revert to my maiden name (I was married before and still have my ex’s last name) but my FI insists that I have to take his last name. It is hard for me because I have kids with my ex and now our last names will not match plus I have difficulty pronouncing my FI’s last name. *sigh*
Post # 14
my name is m— J— De S—- H—. thats four names. my mother is brazilian so i have her maiden name for my (what they call ) second middle name. My dad was an only child. his dad the only boy. and even though i have a brother and sister. i am my dads only child. so im the last. H—-. so what do i do. plus i wanted to keep my brazilian tradition. FINALLY i decided that a rose is a rose no matter what you call it. so my name will be m— J— De S—- HIS NAME. no hyphen though.
we have also decided that our children (if we have any) will have four names also. My last name will also be their second middle name. no hyphen. if we had more than one boy i wanted to give me my surname to pass along. but idk we will see when we cross that bridge.
when i was young i dreamed about having his last name but now i feel kinda sad about it. also since im the last of my surname.
Post # 15
I’m Chinese and I’m moving last name to middle name and taking his German last name, lol. The funny thing is that I have a Spanish first name which throws the whole thing off. oh well!
Post # 16
Love seeing all these blended couples 🙂 I have a Polish last name but I have zero attachment to it, so I am super excited to be taking my SO’s Turkish last name. I have pretty much “adopted” his culture over the 6.5 years we have been together so having his name will be the icing on the cake so to speak.
I just joked with someone at work today however that my name will be going from bad to worse in terms of pronouncability for most people in the US 🙂