(Closed) anyone's fiance going to take their name?

posted 5 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

My Fiance is about 70% sure he wants to take my last name as our new family’s name. πŸ™‚

If he decides not to, we will come up with a new last name together and both change to it.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My name was Smith so I was happy to take his.  πŸ™‚

But my assistant and her husband are both hyphenating Hername-Hisname. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

that’s very sweet of him! It’s certainly unconventional but not unheard of

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We are both hyphenating Mylastname-hislastname πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Definitely not unheard of, but rare. Although it’s not something that interested my Darling Husband or me, I’ve seen several bees post about wanting their FHs to do this. 

I am curious about something though:  I would imagine the answer to this would vary from state-to-state, but I wonder if a man is able to take a woman’s last name as a result of marriage using the exact same process as a woman can use to take a man’s name, or if he would need to follow a different legal process to do so. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

We plan to exchange last names for our new middle names. So he will take my current last name as his new middle name, and I’ll take his last name as my middle name. I also plan to go professionally by my full name, like Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@azure:  That’s something I’ve not seen before.  So, if we use an example of Jane Ann Smith marrying John Phillip Doe, you would become “Jane Doe Smith,” and your FH would become “John Smith Doe?”

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We hyphenated hisname-myname and we were both able to do it by way of the marriage license.  He didn’t have to go to court or anything.  He filled in the marriage license with his pre-wedding name and his post-wedding name, same as me.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Brielle:  In California both parties can change their name to whatever they want when they get married.  Not sure about other states.

 

I was iffy about changing my last name and I felt like our last names were both too long to hyphenate. Our compromise was that my husband took my maiden name as his middle name (he didn’t have one before) and all of our children (we only have one so far) will have my maiden name as a middle name.  I also kept my maiden name as a middle name.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

FH is taking my last name. πŸ˜€

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

my fiance suggested he take my last name -he comes from a HUGE family, all his extended cousins have the name, most of them are males.  i’m an only child, zero cousins with my last name, so i’m literally the last one with my name right now (besides my parents).

i was sort of excited about getting HIS last name. not sure what to decide! fiance said its up to me and he’s totally ready to take my name. i feel sort of weird about it, so i dont know!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@virgomasala80:  that is so kind of him! Takes a real man to be up for that :-). I think it shows he really cares about you and I’d it’s important for you to carry on your name he will be happy to help. 

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