(Closed) Last name- to change or not to change?

posted 10 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I am changing my last name.  For a couple reasons.

1. I have a weird last name that EVERYONE butchers.  I love the idea having a short last name that everyone will be able to pronounce.
2. I plan on having children with my future husband.  I don’t want them to be confused by the whole last name thing.
3. I just like the connection/feeling I get when I think of having a new name that I will share with my husband.

Post # 4
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2007

I was adopted by my mother’s husband when I was 9, and was given his last name.  It’s common, and I always wished that I could have kept my birthname so I will actually be glad to get rid of this name that isn’t mine.  Even if this wasn’t the case, I still would take my fi’s last name – I like the idea of being "The Smith’s" Not Mr. Smith & Mrs. Jones-Smith. 

Post # 5
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1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am changing mine. I’m honored and excited to do so. I feel like the tradtion is important to us both and in my mind there’s really no other option for us – we’ve never even though that I wouldn’t. if I wanted to reamin an individual I wouldn’t be taking on a life partner.

Of course I have nothing against anyone who chooses not to – my thoughts are to each their own. 

Post # 6
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I love my last name, and it’s great when people recognize it and connect me with my family because I’m very proud of my parents(we’re somewhat known around my hometown because of a family business).  However, I think I will be changing my name possibly hyphen, but not keeping just my maiden name.

My mom kept her maiden name for a few reasons and while i really see why she did it and such, it was hard growing up with people thinking your parents are divorced when they lead a happy life together.  There was just a lot of confusion from others that I got tired of after a while.  Plus people didn’t know hwat to call my mom when they forgot her maiden name.  

 

Post # 7
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64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I too love the tradition and will be taking his last name. I even have a well established last name in my profession, but I’m changing it anyway! They have the new sign all printed and ready to be hung after 10/20!

Good luck with your decision!

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