Post # 1
I got married two weeks ago and it was absolute bliss…but now im slowly starting to come down from that high…
I never officialy said i was going to change me name, but everything at the wedding was Mr. and Mrs. Grose (yup as in ICK…gross…sick), our announcment everything. I even changed my last name at work and on facebook but havent officialy (legally) changed anything
I was really hesitant at first bc my intitials would become BAG and well the last name is grose…i mean seriously 🙁 My nickname growing up was sheep because my initials used to be BAH, i loved it.
Now extended family is calling me “bag” or “old bag” etc…and it hurts…i actually HATE it, and i dont know what to do. One cousin made the BAG comment on FB and i wrote ohhh *name* 🙁 with a sad face and she wrote back saying xxoo…but then another cousin goes on a tirade about how i could name my new comany “The old wedding bag” and on and on ….
I dont know what to do!!! My immediate family doesnt do it cause they know it bothers me…I also realize im just upset and there isnt much i CAN do about it…i guess i just need a vent…I always, since i was little, pictured changing my name as a fun thing….but its not 🙁
Post # 3
What if you eliminated your middle name and moved your maiden name there? That way your initials would be BHG? That doesn’t stand for anything that I’m aware of. And when the jerks call you “old bag” you can say, actually, those aren’t my initials.
Or just roll your eyes when they say it, eventually they’ll catch on. If not, find something awful to make out of their initials or name. Don’t let it bug you too much.
Post # 4
Thats a great idea bc i would like to keep my maiden name as well. As of right now i just change the subject or ignore them! 🙂
Post # 6
You’re being a whiner 🙂 My last name is going to be Dumas aka Dumb – *ss and I could not be happier. You’ve been married for a few weeks, people will stop commenting about your initials in a few days when it becomes old news.
Post # 7
*laugh* thanks LGenz…im pretty sure i will get over…its just so annoying!! 🙂
Post # 9
I would be hurt if people were making jokes at my expense based on my new name or initials. It’s just RUDE! I am astounded they would even make jokes like that. I’d seriously say something to anyone who made a joke at my expense. Only my very immediate family makes fun of one another and it’s always good natured, and it only goes because we are obviously very close.
Eventually it will die down. But putting your maiden name as your middle name could solve it. You could even change it on facebook and see what the reaction is before you make the name change legal. Good luck and sorry you have to deal with that.
Post # 10
I’d be pretty irritated. But I think BHG is a really good idea!