(Closed) Any brides adding de (+husband’s surname) to their names?

posted 7 years ago in Latino
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I was just researching name changing last night and came across a thread by Miss Hydrangea in which she discovered she could not add “de” to her name because it was not part of either her name or her husband’s. I don’t know if you will have the same problem, but you might want to bear it in mind. Here’s the thread: http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/10/16/not-a-mrs-de-hydrangea/

ETA: I believe this is as the process of changing your name due to marriage, not just changing your name for any other reason, which has a different process and regulations.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think you should be able to change your name to anything you want.. People can just change their name for any reason, even if they didnt just get married. I know people who legally changed their name when they reached 18 because they hated their name or wanted to distance themselves from their parents.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Cartesienne:  I did it is now Beatriz  (maiden name) new surname however I left out the “de” because it sounded to possissive for me.  I now I belong to my husband but it read to me like I was his slave (no thank you)

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

errrrrr great post!

I’m in the process of figuring that all out now!

 

In Argentina, women use their husband’s last name after “de”. There are some province offices where a married woman can use only her birth name, and some others where she has to use the complete name, for legal purposes. The Argentine Civilian Code states both uses are correct, but police offices and passports are issued with the complete name.

 

When Eva Duarte married Juan Domingo Perón, she could be addressed as Eva Duarte de Perón, but the preferred style was Eva Perón, or the familiar and affectionate Evita (little Eva). Combined names come from old traditional families and are considered one last name, but are rare. This is due to the fact that although Argentina is a Castilian speaking country, it is also composed of other varied European influences, such as Italian, French, Russian, German, etc.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Im actually the U.S citizen marrying both here and in Argentina. My Fiance is the true  Argentine, so my legal name in Buenos Aires, will be “de” but I want it across the board, so I want to pursue the U.S courts as you want to attempt as well. ( we will be living in both countries).

My soon to be mother in law is now a U.S resident, and she just americanized and took the last name of her husband. But when shes in Argentina she uses “de”. Uggg its sooo confusing, it seems easier I guess just to use it socially within the latino family, but when it comes to legal formalities just take the one name. Unfortunately I don’t know any women who have successfully added the “de” in the states. I’m pretty sure its possible but the people in the States are totally oblivious on how to use it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Cartesienne: Mi familia es de Mexico and my mothers cousins legally have their first maiden name  de (new hubby’s surname). 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My sister originally did that when she got married.  However, Mexico (where they live) has apparently decided since then that married women cannot legally take their husband’s names, so she is now back to her maiden name.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Hello!

I just recently got married in Mexico (I was born and raised there) and Im seriosly considering adding the “de” to my name. I havent started the paperwork and Im curious to hear if anyone has been sucessful at adding the “de”.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

 

Post # 15
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Wannabee

So, I also have been considering using “de”, however, my FH is White and doesn’t have a Latino last name.  Is that appropriate? 

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