(Closed) Are you changing your last name?

posted 4 years ago in Names
  • poll: Are you changing your last name?
    Yes! Husband's last name all the way! : (189 votes)
    65 %
    No, how antiquated! : (55 votes)
    19 %
    Maybe a hyphenate.... : (23 votes)
    8 %
    Not sure... : (22 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 136
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I hyphenated my name for my first marriage. Now that I am remarried, dragged my feet, even though I want to wear my husbands name. He called me this morning, very upset that I have not changed my name. So, I am sitting in this dreadful Social Security office with completed forms and a marriage license that is almost a year old. Hyped again, I do not want to give up a name I’ve had all my life. I love him and his family.


    i will not let this cause a rift in our loving marriage. I learned from the first one, it’s the small things that can destroy the institution of marriage. Love you ladies!

    Post # 137
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I am taking my fiance’s last name but keeping my current last name as my middle name, as I don’t currently have a middle name and I am proud of my current last name (it’s a strong cultural name). I also have professional associations and certificates with my current last name so it’d be nice to still have ties to my current last name even after marriage. For the purpose of unity with my fiance and my future kids, I will have his name as my last name. But I’ll go by my full name: First, Middle (which is my current last name), Last (FI’s last name). 

    Post # 138
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’m changing mine.  I don’t have a great relationship with my father’s family.  I never understood why people made such a fuss and said keeping your last name is more feminist – unless your maiden last name is your mother’s, then either way you have a man’s last name.

    Post # 139
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    No.  My patients would get way too confused.

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