Those of you w/ personal experience plz help! Double barrelled surname.

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I like the way it sounds!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think it sounds weird but would LeRoblar still be your last name or be considered a middle name?

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t know this when I decided to go fall in love with a dutch guy and move to the Netherlands…women over here CAN NOT get rid of their maiden names. o_O

Trust me, I much rather have yours. 😉

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Isn’t Lydia two syllables? I am confused now.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@AnaA:  LID-EEE-AHH. 🙂 Some people say ‘LID-YA’. May be regional.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@thundersvine:  I grew up with a hyphenated last name and it was a pain in the ass. Every single official document has a different combination- Smith-jones, Smithjones, Smith Jones…. Then sometimes one name gets dropped completely. I can not wait to change my name to FI’s. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@springbride23:  OOOH! I see. Mexican here, so the spanish version would be Lidia, which is Li-dia. ehehe Sorry!

OP! I think it sounds good 😀

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@thundersvine:  My mother has a long hyphenated maiden-married name. She HATES using it as it is always spelled wrong and is only hyphenated in some places (banks, etc) and not on others (bills, credit cards..) her biggest advice to me was not to hyphante.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

If I were to, say, receive an email from you signed “Lydia LeRoblar Paul” I would assume that LeRoblar was your middle name, not that Paul was a second last name. If I saw “Lydia LeRoblar-Paul” I would assume that “LeRoblar-Paul” was your last name. So I think a hyphen would negate some confusion. However, people are right that multiple last names or hyphenated names get recorded in different ways. I’d say that the best thing you can do is pick a way to list your name and stick to it!!! At least then you can be as consistent as possible.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@thundersvine:  I was born with and currently have a double-barreled last name. First name is 3 syllables and last name is very similar to De Beers. It’s a PITA to spell it out to people as having to put a space between the De and Beers confuses them. Looking forward to changing to FI’s single last name after we’re married!

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