Post # 1
I got married 2 months ago and last friday i FINALLY changed my name 🙂
I always wanted to change it when i got married but had to wait until forever late because our SS office closes at 3pm! and 12 on wednesdays (which happened to be the day that I took off work to go change it)
In the mean time i “socially” changed it at work and on facebook and stuff, but for anything official i still sighed my maiden name.. I’m so excited to be able to use my new name now Leagally!!
anyone else excited to change their name?
Post # 3
My maiden name was so difficult for people to pronounce/spell, and my new name couldn’t be easier! I am thrilled, and people at work are too, haha.
Post # 4
@littlemisst08: It’s the complete opposite happening to mine! Now ppl are having trouble saying/spelling my new last name and some people have asked if I married a hispanic guy? Wat? My last name is not even close to any hispanic origin!!!
Post # 5
My new name is super easy too!!
Post # 6
You need an option for “meh”. I didn’t really care, but DH did. So, it makes him happy, makes me happy. Wouldn’t say I love it, but I love him!
Post # 7
@Kandiss16: I changed mine as soon as we got back from our honeymoon, I was way too excited about it lol I love my new last name! My maiden name was an obvious Armenian last name, so I’m sad I’ll never get the “Oh you’re Armenian too?!” since my new last name is very American, but other than that I’m stoked!
Post # 8
I changed mine and I’m not really sold on it yet. It was a hard transition for me!
Post # 9
@Kandiss16: 🙁 I want to change my name but I live abroad and that makes it an extremely difficult proposition. I have to file for a name change at the embassy, then after it’s finished, go back and file for a new passport, then after that’s finished go to my local district office and file for a new alien registration card. If I time it badly or anything goes sufficiently wrong, I can be left with no ID and liable to be booted from the country.
So… changing my name on facebook will have to be enough for now.
Post # 10
DH and I both changed our names. We hyphenated his-mine, and I really like it.
Post # 11
I was very excited when I changed my name!
Post # 12
I changed my name and wish I hadn’t. I hyphenated, and since computer systems usually can’t handle that, i’ve gotten prescription refills denied/prescriptions not filled, credit cards declined online (because of a space vs no space discrepency depending on how the merchant vs credit card company process the hyphen) and in international airports, there’s always a hassle about no hyphen on my boarding pass not matching the hyphen on my passport.
I never should have changed my name. It wasn’t worth what i’m going through.
Post # 13
I’m looking forward to changing my last name! I’m kinda opposite @crayfish since I have two last names right now..so I can definitely relate to how frusturating it can be. I tease my FI that maybe i’ll just keep my maiden-names and do his too. 3 last names? Why not? LOL J/P. It will be nice to just have one simple last name (and i don’t have to worry about people saying it wrong! haha)
Post # 14
I changed my name as soon as I returned from my honeymoon, and I love it. I opted for the formal, traditional (in the US) name change and dropped my given middle name and took my maiden name as my new, legal middle name. I use all three names on all official documents, bank accounts, credit cards, and professionally. I am able to maintain clear continuity of my identity, while sharing the same last name as my DH and my stepchildren.
Post # 15
We are both hyphenating…and have both gotten our new IDs and Scial Security cards.
Today was the first day I signed something with my new hyphenated last name (we all practiced before the wedding including myself, DH, DH’s mom, dad, nephew, brother LOL). I couldn’t really do it at first but today I think I figured it out 🙂
We’re both really happy about our name changes!
Post # 16
I was most excited to change it because now my last name is super easy. People always asked how to pronounce my maiden name and they also would even ask if I was spelling it right! I’m happy to have an easy to pronounce name and I also like sharing a name with my husband 🙂