Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
IMO FI last name is not an embarassing name per say but its not a name you would necessarily choose. Im taking his name. I love his family and the men in it so to me its quite an honour. They are all very proud of who they are and their name and have every right to be.
The other day I rang up to check on wedding block which is under both our last names. When the lady heard his name she burst out laughing, sadly this is not the first time this has happened.
I know she is just a simple minded twit but I just have no idea of how to deal with these people and of course want to be taken seriously.
Anyone else dealt with this??
Post # 3
@leecy87: Not sure what is so funny about a last name, so it’s hard to say. Is there any particular reason you wouldn’t be taken seriously? The only thing you could do is ignore the people that are laughing or not take your FI’s last name.
Post # 4
Just hold your head up high and ignore them! You love your FI no matter what his last name is!
Post # 5
I think you would get more responses if you gave a name similar to the last name. Anyway, I would stare blankly at the persons who are lauging hoping to make them feel a little embarrased.
Post # 6
@leecy87: Unless you’re about to become Mrs. Poop…Pay no attention to ignorant people. If someone laughed at my last name I’d make it a point to keep repeating it throughout the conversation cuz that’s how I roll. 🙂
Post # 7
@leecy87: I can relate to some degree. We are both Russian and we both have long last names that are hard for most Canadians to say. One guy at my work actually said, “all the letters are in the wrong place.” I explained to him that wasn’t the case in Russia but thanked him for his ignorance. I’m not sure if we have “funny” names per say, but we definitely have names no one can say. I feel like I will always be known as “Mrs. R” to our kids’ friends (unless they happen to be Russian, lol).
Now for another example, one of my friends refused to take a last name that is “funny.” It is a name I have never heard of and never imagined would actually be a name. Even the family has no idea of the origin. The name is actually an adjective that you would use to describe something unpleasant. She kept her own name and did face some anger about that especially when she expressed she didn’t want her kids to grow up with it. Her choice was derived from hearing stories about her DH and his siblings getting teased endlessly as kids.
Post # 8
I am dying to know what it is. Can you give us a synonym? What it rhymes with?
Post # 9
I’m sorry that person was so rude! I can’t believe anyone would laugh at your name? Now my FI’s last name is awesome to me, even though he did get joked about it in highshool, because of that Ben Stiller movie where he kept saying ” Do it, Do it, come’on Do it”… People still use that reference but it’s more silly than anything.
Post # 10
FI’s last name isn’t funny but I am not too keen on it, but I am still taking his name because I love him, I am traditional and it’s what I want to do 🙂
Post # 11
@leecy87: SO’s name rhymes as in, Charlie Harley, direct ryhme, same amount of syllables, he gets some reactions to it, but he ignores it for the most part. I think over time you’ll learn to do the same.
Post # 12
I went to college with someone whose last name was Dick. I think she was happy to marry out of it, lol. She took it in stride, but I’m not sure anyone ever laughed in her face either. How rude!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
Really, im just being sensitive at the moment I think … im trying to get things done and really stressed and someone laughs in your face … not cool.
@Birdi: I love it, I think imma try that. Or maybe ill do @tiff-tiff-tiff: if i cant be bothered with them.
@GoldfishPie: lol … its a name that some people may associate with being silly or stupid. Its not very common in europe, where im from, and ive had a sometimes friend laugh in my face but that friend is also just a socially awkward twit so again, did really pay her any attention.
No one messes with my FI cos hes one of those guys you dont want to mess with (he has been nicknamed the hulk before – hes enormous) even though really hes as soft as a teddy 🙂
Post # 14
I knew a woman named Amy Dix and she married someone with the last name Rock and you bet she took his name! Amy Dix Rock! Whatever, people will always find something to tease people about if they want to. I don’t have emotional ties to last names, so I am taking my FI’s because I don’t like mine, but if his sucked I would probably keep mine haha. Just do what you want and don’t worry about immature people!
Post # 15
@leecy87: just ignore it. You get used to people making dumb comments. I have a similar situation. DH’s last name (now mine as well) never gets spelled correctly when said out loud, and it never gets pronounced correctly when read. Heck, I still don’t say it the correct way. Anyway it’s a funny sounding name. His paternal great grandparents are of Irish and Polish descent (according to my FIL) but the name doesn’t sound like either. We’re not sure where it came from.
Post # 16
Yup. My maiden name is one of “those names”.
Honesty I’m used to it and I’ve heard it all and you will too. There’s nothing you can do about your name and so you just accept it and anyone who seriously laughs at it in a mean way has issues. It’s just a last name!