would this upset your family? i feel weird about this…

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Overthinking it. As you said, I don’t think most families would care about websites the way your family does. Worst case scenario, you can just gift them the domain name if they really want it.

Post # 4
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

No, I honestly think you are overthinking it! I wouldn’t care – especially if you have a good relationship with them. Also, I do not know of anyone with their own personal website. Blogs? Yes, but not websites.

Post # 5
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bexx:  If they wanted the domain they would have it by now. The two of you are going to be “thejohnsons”, so you are certainly entitled to use the name.


Post # 6
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Bexx:  Maybe they don’t see websites like you do, remember you have different background than they do. If your FI is exited and didn’t say anything about his family being weird, I don’t think they’ll have a problem. He should know if they would, and he would have told you, so relax!

I think you are just nervous of becoming part of the family and you want them to like what you are doing, I am sure everything will be great!

Have fun with the website ;D

Post # 7
6665 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah- it would never even occur to me that this is a thing. And I’m married to a computer scientist. You are over thinking this.

Post # 8
1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Bexx:  You’re probably over thinking it. You should just ask them before publishing it. Then you can decide what to do.

Post # 10
1470 posts
Bumble bee

My family would probably think it’s really aggressive and familiar…but that’s also because we don’t have the best of relationships with female in-laws. The men in my family tend to marry the quiet, I won’t talk to anyone, just cling to my husband types. I think if it were someone we had a a good relationship with and interacted with us, spent holidays, etc we’d think it was neat. I actually have one cousin-in-law like this, bubbly outgoing woman and we love having her around…she’s great. But she kept her own last name, go-figure. But someone like this, that wants to merge and be a part of the family…build/design away!

Post # 11
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah.. I think it’s pretty uncommon for families to have websites like that.. most of the time they are the blogging kind and don’t use their real first/last names since there are so many creeps out there.

Post # 12
957 posts
Busy bee

You’re way overthinking it. You’re a part of his family now, you are a hislastname. I’m sure they’ll feel proud that you’re embracing his family name so much.

Post # 14
442 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

What? Why would they care? If you are taking his name, then techinically you guys are “The Johnsons” also. I don’t think anyone cares about family websites, I’ve never even heard of that as a thing.

Post # 15
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@Bexx:  I think over thinking unless they are exceptionally private or just wierd.

Post # 16
1208 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

Overthinking!  You will have his last name in a couple months!  I bet the fam will like it!

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