(Closed) Taking his last name

posted 6 years ago in Names
  • poll: Have you practiced writing Mrs. Smith? (If you are taking his last name.)
    Yes! It's so much fun! : (28 votes)
    68 %
    No. Didn't feel the need. : (13 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I hadn’t even thought of practicing before I read this!  My current last name is illegible in my signature, so I am frankly not too worried about it lol. 

    Post # 4
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I didn’t ahead of time…but started practicing right around the wedding date so that I knew how I wanted to write my signature for social security, drivers license, and passport purposes.  Didn’t want to decide later that I would’ve peferred a different style to the signature.

    Post # 5
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    My last name is significantly different from what it’s going to be so… while I haven’t practiced a whole lot yet, I plan to get it down so I can scribble it off as fast as I do my current signature 🙂

    Post # 6
    9627 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yep, I do it.  My FI told me the other day I needed to start practicing writing my new name and I had to confess I’ve already gotten pretty good at it!

    Post # 7
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m sure I’ll practice before I start using it because I need to figure out how to sign it!  I love my signature and I worked hard on figuring out my favorite way to sign.  🙂

    Post # 8
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I didn’t practice at all.

    I’ve only changed over a few things to my new married name so far (health insurance, joint bank account) and am currently working on my social security and driver’s license. The first time I had to sign with my married name was when I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and of course I screwed up. I started to write the first letter of my last name, then realized what I did, so basically my middle initial on that signature was the first letter of my maiden name. I’ve had to sign a few times after that and I always either start writing the wrong letter or I have to really think ahead and concentrate to make sure I don’t do it. It’s weird creating a whole new signature! Had I known, I probably would have done some practicing.

    ETA: Shh don’t tell anyone but basically my new signature is only different by one letter – the first of my last name. The rest of it is hard to read anyway so I’ve basically kept it the same.

    Post # 9
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ve done it!  It wasn’t “fun” per se, but I did want to see how it looked and if there was any way I could get it to look as good as my signature does now (….there isn’t).

    Post # 10
    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i agree, it is awkward… but also kind of necessary. and i dont think i did this until we were engaged.

    im still trying to work on the asthetics of the signature. the new one isn’t looking so hot quite yet 🙂

    Post # 11
    2263 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not changing it, actually one of the first times I wrote my name with his last name was when we were engaged… partly that is what made me choose to keep my own. It looked terrible together! I have to say I am also one of those chicks that never did it more than once, just didn’t feel the need to. I was fantasizing about our life together and being married to him, his last name didn’t factor into that picture nor make any difference to me at the time. 

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