(Closed) Last name, Surname laws, and a slight rant

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

So true!

Post # 4
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hyphenated my name, and I now hate that I did it.

Just wait – airplane systems can’t have the hyphen, so they mess your name up. Medical record systems can’t have a hyphen, so all my records are disjointed because some are Minehis and some are Mine His. I recently got an electronic prescription refused because my prescription coverage is Minehis and they sent it in Mine His.

It’s…..irritating. I never should have changed my name at all.

Post # 5
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Also, in California, you are allowed to make up a last name when you marry. You can do whatever you want. Just FYI.

Post # 6
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you are allowed to change your name whenever you want (after adulthood) to whatever you want, married or not. At least in the US.

I’m glad you like your hyphenated last name, but as a warning, my Darling Husband has a hyphenated last name and trust me, the 23-character limit for the credit card will be the least of your issues in the computer age! But hey, he was born into it–if you chose it and like it, more power to you.

Me? I’m not one for the “tradition” argument either. I’m simply for the ability to choose–and that goes for both women AND men!

Post # 7
2 posts
  • Wedding: April 2016

My Fiance and I discussed doing this, but his parents are very against us choosing a “new” last name, so it feels like we’re being bullied into what they want. Ugh. Neither my Fiance nor I are in love with his last name, btw.

Post # 8
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not saying I disagree with your view or anything but I’ve honestly just never given the whole last name thing any real thought. It hardly matters to me. I’d assume in the end I’ll take his name because neither of our names are really “cool” but his is at the beginning of the alphabet(mine has always been at the end) and he is the one and only boy in his family so you know..the whole carrying on the name thing.

I mean I can see why it would be frustrating to some but I don’t give a lot of thought to last names of any kind.

Although my Fiance did suggest we change our last names to Fightmaster. lol He loves that name so much!

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