Post # 1
Ive read some previous blogs and posts about name change apprehension. Now, Im experiencing it. Im going to get my marriage license tomorrow and I dont know what to do! We come from different cultures and his last name is soooooo long and sounds kinda funny too. I wish I could only take a part of it but I dont know how to talk to him about this. Plus, I love my middle name so I dont really want to give that up- and my last name is pretty average so to replace my middle with my maiden would be disappointing. HELP!
Post # 3
Read the post about adding “de” in front of his last name- if you do this, what would your initials be? Example:
First Maiden de Married
Post # 4
here’s an idea, one that i was certain for years i’d go with (though i ultimately have decided to opt out, taking my man’s name): why don’t you both pick a new name that has meaning for you and change it together? just a thought, and i still think it’s a beautiful idea, i just also think that my man’s last name goes particularly well with my first. 🙂
Post # 5
Neither my husband or I changed our names – (they’re ours!) and we’re fine. If you’re having hesitations, why not wait? You can always change your name later if you want to.