Name Change – from one you like to one you don't…

posted 2 years ago in Names
Post # 2
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567 posts
Busy bee

seesom:  I just decided socially I would take my husbands last name but legally keep mine. when we have children they will have his last name. it was the best compromise for us as a couple. 

 

 

Post # 3
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1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

seesom:  Yes. I’m the other way around though. My name isn’t common and his is. I don’t really like it. But I’m changing it for him. He never told me I had to. But he did tell me it would mean a lot to him if I did. It is also important to me to have the same last name as our future children. So I’m biting the bullet and just doing it. Hopefully it will grow on me.

Post # 4
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4410 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I liked my last name more than my husband’s. I kept mine, and he kept his. So far it has been a non-issue… and the lack of paperwork was glorious! 

Post # 5
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114 posts
Blushing bee

My fiance is taking my last name. We both liked mine better, and it is easier for his students to say (he is a teacher).

Post # 6
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1609 posts
Bumble bee

I didn’t change my name for that exact reason. I asked him before we got engaged if it would bother him, and he said it seemed like a big pain to change your name and he wouldn’t want to either. I think it hurt his family’s feelings, but they got over it

Post # 7
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144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m going to a pretty unique last name, to a very common last name. My compromise is just using my birth name as a middle name

Post # 8
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1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My FI has a really crazy German last name. He gets reactions literally every single time he has to tell someone it, and then has to spell it 2-4 times.

 

My last name is really simple, easy to spell, and associated with a certain classic American invention. I decided a long time ago I wouldn’t change my last name and when I met my FI it only strengthened my resolve. 😛

Post # 9
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42 posts
Newbee

Maybe talk to him some more and keep your name?  He shouldn’t give you hard time about it if keeping your name means a lot to you.

I was always sure I would change my name when I got married and I think I will as I’m kind of in an opposite situation.  Although surprisingly, my name has kind of grown on me and I think I will be kind of sad to see it go.  That said, my fiances name is half the length and much easier to spell lol

Post # 10
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6614 posts
Bee Keeper

My last name is easy to spell and pronounce. FI’s is longer and more difficult to pronounce. It will be an interesting adventure when I do the name change. Names are just random strings of letters anyway, but I do see how it does take a bit of a mental change to take his name. If you really don’t want to change your name, you don’t have to!

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