(Closed) Are you Changing your last name?

posted 9 years ago in Names
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  • Post # 61
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    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Nope.

    His name is a last name that my last name has been mistaken for my entire life (we are talking: doctor’s prescriptions, mail, and EVEN my wedding dress).  Drove me crazy back then – now I think it was just life’s funny little joke.

    DH didn’t care if I changed my name or kept it the same, so I opted to keep it the same.  Plus, my father died when I was a kid, and I think it’s a cool last night, and it will live on with me.

    Hyphenating was not an option because the names are way too close and everyone that hyphenated told me it was a PIA with computer programs not knowing how to process the name.

    I actually wanted to come up with a blend of our two last names, but DH wanted to keep his – and who was I to argue with that logic.

    I don’t mind being referred to by his last name, but it makes me smile when I get mail addressed to our names ‘properly’.

    Post # 62
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    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yes I’m taking FI’s name. He actually admitted he would be super bummed if I didn’t, which is fine because I always planned to anyway. Although I do like my name better lol.

    Post # 63
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    3048 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    It was a no brainer for me. I’m changing my last name, and I’m keeping my middle name. I don’t want a last name as a middle name, not my style ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 65
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    7691 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I did because thats what I always knew I would do – regardless of last name. My husband would have been really upset if I hadnt!

    Post # 66
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    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m going to change mine but it’s hard for me. I have a teenage son who has my last name, but Fiance and I also have a two yr old with his last name. SO I’m happy to have the same last name as my toddler it makes things easier wtih appts, daycare, etc..and I feel it completes my lil family, BUT I feel bad that now my teenager will be left out & be the only one in the house with a different last name. Him being a teenager though is looking forward to that ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t particularily like Fiance last name, it sounds lame but I’m not a huge fan of mine either other than it’s MY family name so it of course has meaning to me.

    Post # 67
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    722 posts
    Busy bee

    I kept my name. I never considered changing it and he never thought I would change it.

    Post # 69
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’re both hyphenating so that together our new last name will be My Last Name-His Last Name. I knew I didn’t want to just take his last name, and we want our family to all have the same last name, so this was the perfect decision for us. And we love the symbolization of this–we’re each giving a piece of our family and identity and creating something new out of it that we both can share. 

    Post # 70
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    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m going to keep my name. I have a small family and there are very few of us with our last name. I’ve always said that I would keep it and FH doesn’t mind. I don’t know if his family knows yet – but they are very traditional so we’ll see how it goes over with them!

    Post # 71
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    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Yes! I love my family but my last name carries a lot of baggage. lol

    Post # 72
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    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love my name, but yes, I am taking his, I am looking forward to it ! , also, his father would freak out if I did’nt. lol, i am actually planning on telling his father that I am not going to change it- so we can watch him freak out for a bit- we have that kind of relationship, so its cool.

    Post # 73
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    764 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    For everyday purpose, I will change.

     

    For work, I’m unsure. I am a Realtor and have thought about not changing or just hyphennating but I still don’t know….

    Post # 74
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    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m keeping my last name.  I’m pretty sure I’ll be the first woman out of my family and close friends to do so. 

    Post # 75
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    43 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am excited to change my last name, but it will definitely take some getting used to. My first name is unique and my last name is common, so when I am on the phone booking an appointment or something I always spell my first name and just say my last name. I have a feeling that once I switch to my FI’s last name, I’ll be having to spell both!

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