Post # 92
I will be changing my name! I have waiting 28 yrs to change my name because I don’t associate with my father’s side.
Besides that main point…that is one step in the marriage process and I love my FI’s family so naturally I am more than thrilled to take his last name.
Post # 93
My parents hyphenated BOTH their names and so I’ve had a hyphenated name my whole life and since before I can remember I’ve been SUPER EXCITED about changing my name to JUST my husband’s. I’m sick of all my IDs and goverenment documents having my name different. Name1-Name 2, Name1 Name2, Name1Name2, Name2 and somehow now you think Name1 is my middle name. GAH!
Figures I fell in love with a man with one of those Spanish “de la BlahBlah” names! Freaking A. I’m going from two “words” to three! His whole family writes it different. “Delablahblah” “de la BlahBlah” “De la BlahBlah”. ARG!!
He doesn’t care about me changing my name, but I’m still doing it and NOT hyphenating come hell or high water.
Post # 94
I will be changing my name (and I’m happy to), but I will absolutely miss my maiden name!
First of all, I am one of three girls (and my dad’s only brother has no children), our family name will “die off” so to speak.
Secondly, (and this is really stupid) my current last name starts with Ba, so I am ALWAYS at the top of lists and things like that. I liked being alphabetically very close to first (and often times first) – I don’t know why! FI’s last name starts with R, so I will definitely lose that perk.
Post # 95
I’m excited to change mine! It’s a homophone for two different words, and it was definitely a pain to deal with as a child, and sometimes even now. FH’s last name is more common than mine (top 50 in the US), but easier to spell and not a hompohone.
Post # 96
@MrsGatito: I’m very happy to take my future husband’s last name. My name will be kind of rhyme-y… but I’m trying to get over that. I could never imagine not having the same name as my husband.
Post # 97
I can’t wait to marry my SO and take his last name. I have my father’s name, my parents divorced when I was one and I have never known him. My last name means nothing to me.
Post # 98
@MrsGatito: My father wasn’t exactly father of the year and my mom has re-married and changed her last name too. FI’s family has always been loving and inviting and I look forward to representing their family name. It’s also important to me that my children have the same last name as both parents and I don’t like hyphenating.
Post # 99
I’m so excited to change mine! I definitely don’t see anything wrong with keeping my maiden name or hyphenating names or doing one of the creative solutions I’ve seen other ladies come up with and I love sharing a name with my wonderful family, but I’ve always known I’d change my name. It makes Fiance happy to know that I’ll take his. He’s one of two boys and his brother isn’t having kids, so we get to *hopefully/maybe* carry on the family name and that means a lot to him.
Post # 100
I am very proud of my last name and I will surely miss it. It is bittersweet for me because my immediate family was not able to pass down our family name due to the deaths of my dear brother and uncle.
However, I am also proud to take the name of my FH and I look forward to having the same last name of our future children. Besides, I will take a six letter one over a 10 letter one any day of the week! It would make things a lot easier for me at work, that’s for sure! I once thought about hyphenating our names and then I realized how crazy I sounded. 16 letters…no thanks!
Post # 101
I can’t wait to take his name! *cheesy grin* 5 days left and counting.
Post # 102
I can’t wait to change my last name to his! I used to worry I’d meet somebody with a crazy last night or something that just didn’t sound good with my first name, but his sounds great! I also look forward to starting a family and I guess I’m just old fashion in the sense that I really like the idea of having a family last name so me, my future husband, and our kids all have the same last name.
Post # 103
I’m SO EXCITED!
There’s a caveat, though: my Fiance is also changing his name. We are both taking a name that we created together. And I’m thrilled!
I will be a little sad to part with my maiden name, though.
Post # 104
- Wedding: July 2014 - saint patricks parish
I’m kind of excited but I won’t tell him that I’ve been giving him a hard time for months saying I’m going to hypnate it because of what my initals will be if I dont lol. But I’m excited to have my fiancés last name finally.
Post # 105
I did it as soon as I possibly could. I didn’t want to have my father’s last name anymore. If I have to change my name back for any reason, it will be to my mother’s maiden name.
Post # 106
@MrsGatito: I want to be my own family unit. Luckily my fiance’s last name is pretty nice. I’ll be sad to see my now surname go – but I don’t want any confusing to whether or not we are married.