Post # 1
My FI’s last name rhymes with my first. I’m pretty traditional and want to have the same name as his – I just like the idea of being a visible family unit. I have no desire to keep my maiden name, as it’s really boring and generic (i.e. Smith, Brown, Johnson). He thought about changing his last name to his mother’s (beautiful) maiden name, but then decided it was too low of a blow to his dad. So rhyming names it is!
My first name is two syllables and his name rhymes with the second. Something to the extent of –
Would this bother you? To the point of refusing to take that name? Or do you like rhyming names?
Post # 3
I think it would bug me, but if I were inclined to take his name, then I still would. You can always go by Ms. Bell/Mrs. Bell or use your middle name for formal introductions. Michelle Marie Bell wouldn’t sound as “rhyme-y”.
Post # 4
It’s strange but wouldn’t bother me that much.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t be crazy about it, but it wouldn’t really bother me either – I’m marrying my FI, not his last name.
And my FI happens to have a last name that was on my mental list of last names I never wanted to have. But once I met him, I went “oh, actually, that’s just fine! It’s his last name so that makes me love it!”
Post # 7
I would keep my last name if his last name rhymed with my first name.
Post # 8
I’d be ok with it, but wouldn’t love it. I’d still take his name and just deal with it.
But we would not be giving rhyming names to our kids. I’ve already taken off all the names that start with M, since his last name starts with an M and I’ve never liked names like that. Like Michelle McDonald (I’m just pulling that name from the top of my head, and if it’s anyone’s name I mean no disrespect!) or whatever. No purposly rhyming or sounding the same names!
Post # 9
After reading this post I realized that my name already rhymes, and I havent thought about or had it mentioned to me in 24 years!
Post # 10
I think it would bother me at first, but it’s definitely something you would get used to. I’m having trouble accepting the fact that I’m taking my FI’s last name soon, only because his is so much longer than mine!
Post # 11
I agree, it’d bother me at first, but I’d get used to it. You probably won’t have to say them both together very often.
Post # 12
I would use my middle name to dull the rhyme a bit, but I have friends with rhyming names and they don’t seem to mind 🙂
Post # 13
It is hard to say because it seems you are already decided that you want to take his name. So… if we were already decided… would the rhyme be enough to change our minds? It is kind of impossible to say. I think it depends on HOW much it rhymed- but no, I do not think I would base my decision on whether it rhymed/ the fact that it rhymed.
Post # 14
It would probably bug me a bit at first but I’m sure I’d get used to it. I would still take DH’s name.
Post # 15
I think that since they have different amounts of syllables, it won’t be as noticable. I think Julia Gulia (The Wedding Singer) would be aweful, but your examples aren’t immediately noticable and actually sound nice together since they have similar sounds.
Post # 16
My first name and his last name not only ryhme but have the same amount of syllables (I.e. @MeganRae1230‘s Julia Gulia example). I am not sure what I’m going to do. Hyphenating seems like a pain from what I’ve heard, and I told him if I’m going to hyphenate, he has to as well. We both think it’s not a good idea. He turned down taking mine. I might just keep mine. Maybe I’ll start using my middle name like suggested above…