(Closed) Are you Changing your last name?

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  • Post # 137
    1623 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    His last name is ugly but I am taking it. Both becuase I love him and want his name to be mine and because I want every connection with my real father severed. I can’t cut out half of my dna but Ican get rid of his name. I’ve never thought about keeping mine.

    Post # 138
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I kept my name…after 32 years I was too attached to change it!

    Plus it made sense professionally.

    I have been surprised by how many people assumed I would change my name.  Even our DJ was confused as to how he would introduce us at the grand march, you think he would have come across this before!

    Post # 139
    514 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would have changed my name if he changed his!

    Post # 140
    1600 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I will! I already have a hyphenated name, with one being my ‘legal’ name, one being my ‘social’ name, and a third last name that covers my insurance (thanks a lot seperated parents), so I am so excited to finally only have one last name.

    Post # 142
    220 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    When I dovorced I kept my married name becuase I have two children, now with hopes of being engaged soon (lol)  I had thought of hyphenating, but the BF doesn’t like the idea of still including my ex’s name..

    I will take his name, but only because my children are not bothered by this. 🙂

    Post # 143
    71 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m going to hyphenate it.  Fiance doesn’t care either way, but I’ve decided that my maiden name is unique and I am 99.9999% sure that there is not another person on this earth with my name.  I don’t want to lose that, especially because his name is quite common. 

    Post # 144
    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

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    @Ms.BlueEyesDC: Agreed!  I feel the same way.

    I have always made it clear that I would be keeping my last name, however our children can have his last name. For some people that is very strange and they seem to judge, I don’t see it as a big deal.

    My mom was adopted and I do not know my father so I am the last of my “line” so to speak and I want to keep it going, besides I really like my last name.

    My man seems to accept it and understands the complications behind my decision.

    Post # 145
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m still undecided. My maiden name is super rare and I’m in no hurry to cut my ties to it. I don’t want to make it a second middle name because it will get lost and I want to keep my middle name as it’s my grandmother’s. I’ve been considering two last names without the hypen, but both of our last names are long. M***** A*** W******* E********, which is what my First Middle Last1 Last2 would end up being, seems extravagant. 🙁

    Post # 146
    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Yes I will be taking his name..  99% of the time people pronounce my last name wrong, and assume I am Japanese (even though its English).  Its okay but I never really liked it and am looking forward to the change. I like FI’s last name, I find it easier even though often people misspell his by missing a letter.  We both have uncommon last names..

    Post # 147
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    In my family, my last name dies with me. There is nobody else to keep it going. that makes me sad.

    also, it’s not a very common name, and I really like it. so I’m keeping it, no hyphenation either!

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