(Closed) Finally decided on name change!

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
1925 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s a great idea!  I’m keeping my name, but I have to admit I’ve been considering taking my fiance’s name lately.  I probably won’t because my name means a lot to me, however I have considered hypenating.  It’s such a hard decision, I’m glad you came up with one that feels good to both you and your FI!  🙂

Post # 4
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

You aren’t alone! I’ll be doing the same thing.

Post # 5
1007 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

That might be an idea for me. I’ll have to think about that one.

Post # 6
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have two middle names [separate names, no they aren’t hyphnated]. they were given to me by my mother, after both of my great great grandmothers from both sides of my family [rose & anna]. so i don’t think it’s all that different. but i’m used to it! you really only ever use the first one though.

Post # 7
887 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

your name is part of your identitiy and if you feel you need to keep all 4 names, then i think it’s perfectly appropriate! not silly at all. i know people who have kept and incorporated their ex-husband’s names even after they got remarried. they wanted to stay connected to their kids who had the ex’s name.

Post # 8
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

This is exactly what I will be doing! Originially I planned to drop my middle name and make my maidan name my middle name, but my current middle name is my grandmother’s name who just passed away. I want to honor her and keep it so I’ll be having 4 names 🙂

Post # 9
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m so glad you guys came to a solution!

I’m taking my FI’s name, but it’s sort of an ugh name, (Shewchuk with a SILENT H so it’s pronounced sew-chuk).  I like my maiden name for the sound (McCallum), but I don’t have a relationship with my father, so it doesn’t have a special meaning for me. What I love about my name most is that it’s a “Mc” name. I tried to get Fiance on board with combining our names, taking the Mc of my name and the rest of his name, so it would be “McShewchuk”, but he thinks that’s sounds redonkulus.  And I’m sitting there thinking, is it really any sillier than Shewchuk? Honestly ~_~

But he won’t cave, and it’s way more important to him, so Shewchuk it is.  And I’ll have a life time of correcting people on the pronounciation. ~_~

Post # 10
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sounds like  good idea! Kind of similar, I am leaning towards keeping my maiden name and making FI’s last name my middle name, because it sounds like a female name and I don’t have a middle name as it is.


@MrsVandykins:  Interesting story! I personally love the McShewchuk idea! Heh heh.

Post # 11
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@IUrebekah3RT:  A good friend of mine recently changed her name (she’s been married for two years!)… she does not have a middle name, and so changed her maiden name to be her middle name. Same idea. Love it! 🙂

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