(Closed) Are you changing your last name? Hyphenating? Keeping?

posted 7 years ago in Names
  • poll: Which will you do when it comes time to change your name?

    Take his last name, and ditch your maiden name

    Hyphenate your names

    Make your maiden name a middle or second middle name

    Make your middle name part of your first name and your maiden name will be the new middle name

    Keeping my name

    He's taking mine

  • Post # 63
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

    I’m not an option on the poll… I’m taking his last name as my middle name afterwards. I’m fiercely attached to my last name, but I didn’t want to not have his name… so we thought this would be a good middle ground. I’ll be (Firstname Hislastname Mylastname)

    Post # 64
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    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My original plan was to keep my last name just because all my degrees and CPA license are under it.  I didn’t want to hyphenate because it would be too long.  He was on board with this.  But then I got to thinking – when we have kids – I would like to have the same last name as them and it makes us seem like more of a family if we all have the same name.  Plus if you don’t change it within 2 years of marriage in our state – it is a pain in the ass to do so – so I did it like 2 weeks after our honeymoon – got it all done in a week just to pull the bandaid off quickly – still not used to the new name and it has been 4 months 🙂

    Post # 65
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Talk about pain in the rear… I just spent 90 minutes at the DMV getting my new married name on my driver’s license. Not to mention changing it everywhere from loans and state/national licensing agencies, but how about my Nordstrom Card and my Ulta rewards?!

    Post # 66
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

    My last name is very confusing and irritating, so I look forward to getting rid of it someday! 

    BF has a nice, normal, easy to pronounce and easy to spell name.  Nothing weird about it.  I look forward to ditching the nightmare that is my parent’s name.

    Post # 67
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Taking his last name and ditching mine. I prefer his, definitely.

    Post # 68
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Keeping my last name.  I like mine.

    Post # 69
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m taking his last name

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