(Closed) Great Name Change Compromise

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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2384 posts
Buzzing bee

I think that’s a great compromise. And I think it is awesome that he’s willing to add your name as a middle middle name.

My FI was a little taken aback when I first mentioned I would keep my name but he’s come around and fully respects my decision now. 

Post # 4
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My coworker and her husband did this exact same thing!! I think it’s a great compromise. The only thing to know in advance is that your FI will likely have to go to court to petition to leally change his name. I can’t remember what my coworker said the exact process was, but apparently it is more involved for a man to change his name.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Some friends of mine had another great idea for a compromise.  They both had fairly short names.  We’ll just say their names were Susie Smith and Craig Carr.  They ended up BOTH changing their last names to their newly created one, and so after marriage, they became Mr. and Mrs. Craig Carrsmith.  It worked out really well!

Post # 6
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1927 posts
Buzzing bee

You will both actually have to get a court petition.  Since you are adding his name as a second middle name (not as a last name) this is not covered by your marriage certificate.  It sounds like you guys have come up with a compromise that really works for you both, just be aware that it will be a bit of an involved process.

Post # 7
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@GreenEyedMoon: I’ve heard of that before and think it’s awesome. I keep telling McGroom that we;re going to be McMylastname.

Post # 8
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Moose1209, that totally makes sense. Thanks for the correctionSmile

Post # 9
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2008 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think that’s a great compromise!  We actually wanted to do the same thing but like Moose said, you have to go through the courts.  Unfortunately that was just too much hassle at the time so we skipped it.  Who knows, maybe we’ll do it as an anniversary present down the road.  🙂

ETA: I just re-read what Moose just said and actually (in Wyoming at least) I didn’t need to go through the courts to change my middle name to my maiden but he did.  (And WY calls herself the Equality State!  😉 )  I believe it would have been the same if I had just wanted to add it as a second middle as well.

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