(Closed) Anyone hyphenate their name?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I didn’t hyphenate, but I actually wish I had! I thought it would be odd to have a different last name than my kids, so instead I changed my maiden name to my middle name and occasionally use my whole name (just to give my maiden name some face time lol). I couldn’t be happy without my maiden name in my name somewhere, so it was a good option. I do think, however, that what I did may confuse people sometimes; having a hyphen there makes it obvious that it is your ENTIRE last name 🙂 I don’t have great advice unfortunately, but that’s just my experience!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Rubbs:  I hyphenate. I sign with both names. I use both names at work. If I’m going by one, I go by my maiden name rather than my married name.

Oh and I still use my middle name in all correspondence and a lot of introductions, so I have four names (like my brother).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I hyphenated also and I sign with all 4 names. I didnt want to drop my maiden name however my middle name is what I always go by. So I just sign first initial, middle name, madien – new.

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a hyphenated last name, without the hyphen.   lol

For example, on all of my paperwork, I am Mrs. Smith Jones, but go by Mrs. Jones socially and with my students.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I find it interesting that so far most people drop my husband’s part of my surname (myname-hisname). 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Hmm, I don’t like the way our last names flow, so I wouldn’t hyphenate. I’ve decided just to take his last name (I don’t want to change my middle name to my last name now…I still don’t like the sound of it). 🙂

However, if it were something like Bryan-Reese (I just made that up LOL), I’d definitely take it because that sounds beautiful.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yup!  both of us hyphenated Hisname-Myname.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

I decided to hyphenate! When I sign something I usually just use his last name. At work I go by his last name also but for legal documents and banking I hyphenate! It is the best of both worlds not having to drop my maiden name and I can go by either name or both!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have hyphenated! I was just married a couple of weeks ago so I’m still figuring out what I want to sign where, but I just don’t feel ready to give up my maiden name just yet. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My maiden name is hyphenated. I am taking FI’s last name when we get married (our daughter has his last name, as well, so it will be nice to share with the both of them), but I sign with both of my last names, right now. It will be a challenge getting used to a new, shorter 4 letter last name, I think! 😛

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@Rubbs:  When we applied for our marriage license, last week, we were told that I can’t go about changing my last name until about 3 months after the wedding (when the certificate comes back–by the time the license is mailed, and inputted into the system, etc.). After that is in our hands, they gave us steps to follow (take it to all Ministries (Health, Driver License, etc.)..

That’s in Ontario, Canada, however, and is quite possible it’s different elsewhere.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Rubbs:  I didn’t but I am making my madien last name my middle name! I wished that my madien name was more of a first name like Braxton so I could name my son my last name as a first name… I just want my last name to carry on with my kids

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