(Closed) Anyone practicing their new signature?

posted 9 years ago in Names
  • poll: Did you practice your new signature before you got married?
    Yes, had to get it perfect : (34 votes)
    71 %
    No, I just winged it : (12 votes)
    25 %
    I didn't change my name : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    My own signature is barely legible… neither is Mrs. Bee’s!  So name changes wouldn’t really affect either of us…

    Post # 5
    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    Sounds good to me!  Or in all honesty, you could probably even keep your signature exactly the same but maybe make it a touch messier.    There’s no requirement that signatures look like your current name, as far as I know!

    Post # 6
    123 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Haha, I’ve been practicing since the month we got together. Pathetic I know… But it’s exciting because his name is so much easier than mine to sign, spell, and pronounce! Smile

    Post # 7
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I hate the way my new last name looks w/ my handwriting. I can’t get it right either… gonna have to try googling it 😛

    I haven’t practiced it a lot, maybe only once or twice… I’ll practice it more once I move to the US & have to wait until I get approval to work. lol

    Post # 8
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I’m not married yet…but I am also not 100% on changing my name. I am hoping if I practice and can make it pretty, that will help. (Lame, I know.)

    Post # 9
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    @mrbee – wow really? I never thought of that! Phew. Took me long enough to get the current one reliably replicable 😛 

    Post # 10
    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    Absolutely – after all, you can even legally sign with an X if you are illiterate!


    This part seems relevant: “Thus, commercial instruments, such as checks and promissory notes, may be signed by affixing any symbol that an individual intends to represent his signature.”

    More here:


    Please keep in mind that I am not a lawyer…  but my signature is entirely illegible and I have never had it questioned in my entire life.  Plus my brother’s name is “Robert” but sometimes he signs his checks with Bob.

    All that said – if your signature is clearly legible, that might confuse some people.  That’s why I say – keep it messy!!

    Post # 11
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I’ve practiced and our weddings not till January… I always feel like I have to do it in secret though, like a school girl with a crush.

    Post # 12
    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Wow, you learn something new everyday!  I might just practice making my signature more messy!

    Post # 13
    3285 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I’ve been practicing because I have to sign a lot of things at work, and it took me 25 years to get my current one just so…hehe, good thing I have forever to get the new one right! =)

    Post # 14
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    haha too funny.  I barely have to change mine (put a cross at the end for a t instead of 2 dots for i’s.)  The rest is so swirly and my V can double as a Y/  Bonus!

    Post # 15
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I just got married this past Saturday and I still haven’t tried to write out my name. I think I may have to now 🙂

    Post # 16
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think I practiced in the car on the way to the DMV. I just wanted to get whatever “look” would be consistent if anyone ever wanted to compare my license to my credit cards to any other signature. Still not too good at it …

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