Post # 1
After reading a thread I was just wondering how you really feel about changing your last name. I am fine with changing my last name( which i plan on doing friday). But I just feel like I am loosing a little piece of me. When I have kids what will they have of me other than my genes? My dad has 5 daughters and no one to carry on our las name!
Post # 3
I’m a little sad about it honestly which I didn’t expect to be. My entire life I wanted an easier last name and couldn’t wait to be mrs. Z, but now that the time has come im procrastinating. I know I’ll change it soon but it’s still a bit bittersweet. At least there a few in my family to keep it going!
Post # 4
Personally, I was really excited to change my last name. While I’ll always be part of the family that raised me, I have my own family now so it was a natural transition 🙂
Post # 5
The only remorse I feel over losing my last name is that it flowed so well in my signature. My maiden name is Erin Shadle, my signature is eshadle. All loopy and flowy. My married last name will be Vanukoff. I just can’t get the e and the v to flow.
Post # 6
I’m looking forward to changing my last name, I no longer have a relationship with my dad so the family value isn’t there for me. Also, I’m currently about to have our first child, and since our child will have FI’s last name, I can’t wait til we all share a name 🙂
Post # 7
Happy and excited to share my name with FH, not so excited to share it with FFIL and FMIL. Especially when they joke about me leaving my family behind and joining theirs.
Post # 8
I’m happy to take FH’s, but I’ll also miss mine. I know it will take some getting used to, after all, my last name has been my last name for my whole life. But, I’m still keeping it around by dropping my middle name and using my maiden name in its place 🙂
Post # 9
I’m willing and happy, but sad at the same time. I hear ya! I figure I will get used to it in time. It’s worth it when I say my name with his last name and his face lights up. 🙂
Post # 10
It will be weird, but I am excited!
Post # 11
I don’t feel like I’m losing a part of myself, but I already miss it lol. Maybe it’s because my new last name is LONGER
Post # 12
I just don’t understand the point of it. That’s how I feel about it. I didn’t have that option. 🙁
Post # 13
My first name is Nigerian, and my FI is Dominican. To me a Nigerian name and a common Spanish name (think “Lopez”, Rodriguez”, etc.) sounds so strange together. My current last name is American and it’s easy to say with my first name. FI wants me to drop my last name completely and take his, but I think I’ll hyphenate, only b/c it’ll just be weird to say otherwise!
Post # 14
Yeah I am happy to be one with my Hubby and to have our own family but my name flows so great… But my new last name isn’t to bad. My husband calls me by my new last name now so i am happy because I know that he is happy
Post # 15
I will really miss my last name, but I am happy to change it.
Post # 16
I will be changing my last name after the wedding as I want to have the same last name as my husband and my pets! I really don’t like my fiances last name though so am going to miss my own! My last name is prob one of the top 3 most common last names out there which i used to hate, but it’s easy and i’ve never had to spell it out to anyone, my fiances last name is extremely unusual and you have to spell it for everyone and they still usually get it wrong! So as much as i’m excited to have the same last name as my husband I really wish he would change his last name to mine. He won’t though he is the only male left is his family, no uncles or anything so if he doesn’t carry on the family name it will end there.