(Closed) Any Puerto Rican brides out there?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hello busyDCbride!!! In Puerto Rico women do change their last name to that of their husbands BUT all paperwork in Puerto Rico no matter male or female is with two last names:

Male: First Name, Middle Name, Mothers Maden Name, Last Name

Female: First Name, Middle Name, Maden Name, Last Name

When addressing mail to someone in Puerto Rico it is as followed:

Sr. Juan Luis Hernandez y Sra.


I hope this helps. I would ask your Mother In Law To Be how she suggest addressing to certain family members

Post # 4
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i am probably too late for this, BUT for the future: while in pr everyone has both their father’s and mother’s last name, it has NOTHING to do with gender of the person.


everyone is the same:


first name middle name father’s last name mother’s last name(which is what in the US would be considered her “maiden” name).


most women in puerto rico DO NOT change their last names. however, in formal situations it is correct to refer to a married couple by the equivalent of mr. and mrs. john smith, which would be: sr. john smith y sra.

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