POLL: did/will you change your last name??

posted 3 years ago in Names
  • poll: Will/did you change your last name after marriage?
    I'm keeping my name forever!! : (33 votes)
    16 %
    I'm taking his name (replacing mine) : (157 votes)
    74 %
    I'm taking his name (hyphenating it with mine) : (12 votes)
    6 %
    He's taking my last name : (4 votes)
    2 %
    We're picking a new last name and both changing to it, yay! : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I know a lot of girls who keep their names. It’s who you are, ya know. 

    Post # 4
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    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I did change my last name, but I know TONS of women who chose not to!

    Post # 5
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    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @secretwife:  In Mexico we don’t officially change names, but wives are usually refered to as (for example): “Ana de Lopez” which would mean “Ana of Lopez”

    If I could change my name, I would. I love FI’s last name 😀

    Post # 6
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    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I changed my last name in a heartbeat. I have no connection to my maiden name really because it was my bio father’s who I’ve never met.

    Post # 7
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    8071 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I will take his last name and bump my last name into my middle name.

    So I will be Mrs Firstname Middlename Maidenname Buesle. 

    Post # 8
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I changed my name the day after the wedding.

    Post # 9
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    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Kept mine. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

    Post # 10
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    402 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We both hyphenated. His parents pitched a (really sexist) fit, but oh well.

    Post # 11
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    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am changing my name but in my field of work a lot of people do not.  I think its perfectly fine not to change.  I am doing it because we are expecting our 1st child and I want our child to have OUR family name. Not just his or a combination of mines and his.

    Post # 12
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    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I’m double barreling it like Hillary Rodham Clinton.  No hyphens.  My maiden name will legally become my middle name but I plan to use my entire name when I introduce myself.

    Post # 13
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    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    I currently have my ex-husband’s last name. I chose to keep it when we got divorced because it’s my kids’ last name. I don’t particularly like the idea of having a different last name than my boys but the name means nothing to me and I can’t identify with it (if that makes sense). I look forward to taking my future DH’s last name and the feeling that I belong that’ll come with it!

     

    Post # 14
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    295 posts
    Helper bee

    I think we are leaning more towards taking on a new last name if we find a good fit. Otherwise for now I have kespiny my madian name until we agree on a new name

    Post # 15
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    1259 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Im changing mine. It is so common now for women to keep their last names though.

    Post # 16
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    6023 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I changed my name to his. In the South it’s traditional to take the man’s last name, drop your middle, and move your maiden name to your middle name. I simply dropped my maiden name. I like how my first and middle sound together and I had no ties to my maiden name.

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