Will your married name be "weird"?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 2
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

vip0802:  Hi there. My last name now is often mispronounced and mispelled with the resulting pronunciation sounding like a barnyard animal. FH’s last name is is often mispronounced and mispelled with the resulting pronunciation sounding like the name of a bird. My plan had been to hyphenate but now that I’m realizing I’ll have to mispronounced names, I might just keep my own since I’m used to the snafu and NOT add on his.

I don’t know. It’s really not a big deal but then again, I like my name as is. Hmm..

Good luck Vi.

Post # 4
2657 posts
Sugar bee

vip0802:  That’s an awesome name!

My last name is weird and hard to pronounce.  As a little girl, I had dreamed of marrying into a simple last name.  But no, my FI has an equally long and weird name.  I’m embracing the fact that I will always need to spell it out for people or show them how to pronounce it.  Also, my maiden name is a very Polish name, and FI’s name is very German.  Our friends and family make a lot of jokes about “Germany invading Poland”.  Har de har har.

Post # 3
517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

My first marriage I had an interesting new name. I went from being a “Ray” to a “Day” and the funniest part was that my Mama went from “Kay” to “Ray” when she married my dad. 

I can tell you that this time around, my new last name wont rhyme and I am A-OK with that.

Post # 5
1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Mine won’t be weird really, but I will say that it’ll be really nice to go from a simple name that literally everyone misspells to one that is so blatantly obvious that no one misunderstands it. 🙂

Post # 9
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

vip0802:  I’ll be taking the last name Salmon…like the fish…

Post # 6
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

My name and FI’s last name are both colors! Mine is also a flower.

Most people think it’s really cute though…so not too weird, but kind of interesting. 

Post # 7
1233 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

My name had I just taken his would have sounded like a cartoon character which I wouldn’t have cared about, except being an attorney, you’re constantly announcing your name to create a record so I figured no one would take me seriously. So I hyphenated 🙂 

Post # 8
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, but in a different way. DH was named after his grandfather, and I happen to have the same name as his grandmother, making us the second couple with our particular names! I’m just waiting for the day when we try to register for something and get told we’re already in their system.

I’m glad to have my old last name gone too. It was so incredibly simple (think “Bike”) but so many people pronounced it wrong (like pronouncing it “Bicky”) and it drove me crazy. I’m happy to spell and pronounce a complicated name for people, as long as they can remember the rules for vowels that they learned in grade 2!

Post # 10
2455 posts
Buzzing bee


bleusteel:  That’s funny, we’re the very opposite! My name is very German and his is very Polish 😉

Post # 11
1327 posts
Bumble bee

Not too weird, except for the language differences.  My first name is French and SO’s last name is East European (though thankfully short and relatively simple!).  But I’m Asian, so people will always do a double-take once I introduce myself with my new full name! 😛

Post # 12
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Your married name is badass! Mine is going to be a pretty Asian last name, and I’m a 6′ white girl. I’m sure it will throw some people off! 

Post # 13
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

Mine isn’t weird, just a total downgrade.  I’m going from an awesome well known totally american last name, to a very german last night…I’m not even partly german (not that it matters…).  I’m dreading changing my email address at work, and having to spell my last name for people 🙁

Post # 14
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

FI is named after his dad and I have a really similar name to his mother, so if took his last name we’d basically be John and Jane Smith and John and Jan Smith (not our names but same idea).

I’m going to hypen so at least officially I’ll have a different name, even if socially people still just use his.  I’ve also told FI that if we have a boy someday there is no way we’re naming him after him, just incase he ends up marrying someone with a name like mine.  We don’t need 3 generations of this nonsense 😛

Post # 15
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014


Kinda. I don’t know if I’d call it “weird” but it is super uncommon and will get a lot of “huh’s” from people when I say it.

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