Post # 1
It is no secret we don’t want kids. We are 100 percent devoted to just one another for the rest of our lives.
Last night we were talking late about the wedding when all of a sudden he exclaimed, “I want to take your name”.
It is interesting because I am hispanic and therefore have a hyphenated surname. Mother’s Maiden name-Father’s surname
When I get married, I will be dropping my mother’s maiden name (I do not speak to her) and taking my FI’s last name and hyphenating it as Dad’s surname-Husband’s last name. If I chose not to hyphen I will change it to First name-middle name-father’s surname “de” FI’s last name but many systems do not recognize last names with spaces
I thought the idea was super romantic. He really is so in love with me.
Post # 3
@CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon: Interesting. I don’t know any Latinos with hyphenated names! Sometimes they use their mother’s maiden name, too, but I have never seen hyphens.
My FI is Mexican and we live in a heavily Latino area.
Post # 4
I think it’s super romantic! It’s beautiful to see that he wants a part of you too. That rocks!
Post # 6
@solidarity: It is common in the US due to computer systems not recognizing names with spaces. In Puerto Rico, there is no need to hyphenate it. If I lived there, I would choose to insert “de”.
You can read about it here.
It is known as a surname and not a last name culturally.
Post # 7
@ButterflyBride5: I know! *swoon*
@joya_aspera: I think my father will be so happy too. He is not close with my borther’s and it might be good to have a *mylastname* son.
Post # 8
MY FI wants to take my last name, as well. We’re lucky ladies! 😉
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My fiancé told me he wanted to do that. I him man up, and take the skirt off. I’m not into that, but if you like it, I love it!
Post # 12
I worked with a guy who went from Smith to Othername-Smith.
I couldn’t figure out why, until someone told me that he took his wife’s maiden name and hyphenated along with her so they’d have the same name. I won’t lie. I swooned.
I wanted to hypenate so bad, I’m the last one with my surname and I have no brothers. When I suggested hyphenating to FI, he got really angry about it… he was adamant that he is the man and it’s his job to give me his name, no hyphenating allowed. So we compromised, our kids will have two middle names like me, but their second name will be my maiden name. I can’t remember if I told my dad, but he’ll go to mush when it happens.