Post # 1
I never doodled my first name with a boyfriend’s or crush’s last name – never in high school or later. I’m also keeping my name now as I get married many years later. I’m curious if there is any correlation between those who did doodle (you know, write the name across books, papers, etc.) when younger and those who plan on changing their names.
Please keep this thread on topic and avoid discussion on the merits of name changing!
ETA: Practicing post-engagement so you don’t look like you stole the credit card with your new name, doesn’t count. 🙂
ETA2: Very interesting! Preliminary unscientific data shows 77% in favor of my theory rather than an expected 50/50… Now someone who knows stats can run them to tell me that the sample pool is too small!
Post # 3
I’ve practiced a few times when I’ve been engaged, since I’ll have to learn eventually lol, but I never did it when I was younger or with boyfriends/crushes. I’m taking my husbands last name.
ETA: It’s really hard to write my new name, so I think I need the practice!!
Post # 4
I have definitely always done this! And yes I will be taking his last name.
Post # 5
I will most likely not be changing my last name and I never wrote a boy’s name on my stuff or wrote my name with his last name, I don’t think it would have ever occurred to be to do that. It always seemed like something people did in movies though I do remember that in middle school I would always draw a heart next to my crush’s name when I wrote about him in my diary lol.
I like the idea of having the same last name in theory but at the same time I like my name and the story behind the whole name, first, middle, and last and I have never wanted to change it even when I was younger. I used to wish that I would just one day meet a man who already had the same last name as me!
Post # 6
I am guilty of always doing this on my class notes when I get bored during lectures. I’ve only done it with my current SO though, I really like his last name and can’t want to take it someday 🙂
Post # 7
I have definitely always tried my name out with ex’s or crushes names… You just have to make sure they go together ok… How else would you know if the guy was worth dating!!