Post # 1
So I am definitely taking his last name and several friends have asked me: how many hundreds of times have you written Mrs. Smith, Mrs. L. Smith and so on and so forth. My answer is the same. None. I keep thinking isn’t that something you do in 6th grade with your first crush??? I mean when it is a week away from signing the papers I will practice it so that I don’t have an illegible last name but I don’t know… What do you think?
Post # 3
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.