(Closed) Anyone take a last name they didn’t like?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not one that I would have picked lol I think having a last name that has the same last 2 letters of my first name is weird

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Me! Its easily made fun of (our poor theoretical children) but I always thought I’d change my name so I just dealt with it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I can’t say I dislike my husband’s last name, but I’m not thrilled about how common it is (it is in the top 10 in the US).  I have a very common first name too, so now I can’t use my name ([email protected]_____.com) for an email address or as a login to websites.  My name feels rather generic to me.

On the other hand, I do like that I no longer get asked to spell my last name.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My future last name is African, and easily (and seemingly usually) mispronounced.  But my current Polish last name is too, so it will be nothing new to me lol

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Neva: I’ve had the same problem! I actually like my new name, but it’s way more common than my last. It’s so hard to find a professional sounding personal email address when all the basic variations of my name are taken!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Well I’m still on the fence about taking my Hubby’s last name.  we’ve been married for 3 months and I’ve been trying it out in social situations but have kept mine legally. I’m Russian and he’s Italian and I can’t get over the fact that I just don’t feel like his supper Italian last name fits my supper Russian first name.  Plus it’s really long.  So yeah, I’m still on the fence about it.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ll be taking FI’s last name, which I totally want to do, but not so into the name itself. It’s one that’s not a part of my culture and is difficult for nearly everyone to pronounce. I think I’ll get used to it though. 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yup. I went from a long but phonetic dutch “T” last name, to a two-syllable, but NOT pronounced at all what it looks like, german “W” last name!

grr… my poor kids will always be at the end of the alphabet. At least I’m used to pronouncing my name for people as they stumble over it. (But, the mispronunciation of my new last name actually makes me cringe!)

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I went from an irish last name (one I didn’t particularly like to begin with due to being called by my last name since the 6th grade) to an incognito polish one. I say that cos it’s not a “typical” ‘czyk’ or ‘ski’ polish one and people CONSTANTLY mis-hear it or butcher it somehow, especially on the phone. It’s annoying but it’s an improvement!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I never liked that my first and last names both have two syllables and end with the same sound, making it kind of rhyme-y.  I was always kind of looking forward to getting rid of it.

 

Then I chose to marry someone with a two syllable last  name that rhymes with my first name.  No change here, except now I’m in the top 10 last names and can’t get anything unique for email addresses, etc.  I just became exponentially more common.  Everyone under the sun has my future last name.  Oh well, I still love it and can’t wait… rhymey or not. 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@red_rose:Same here!! I am going to a long “W” German last name! 

 

I don’t LOVE his last name but I do feel strongly about taking his last name so I guess I will just have to get use to it 🙂 

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