Post # 1
I am just wondering what all you ladies are planning or have done as far as future names go… I am thinking of both keeping my current name and adding my new name as in Mrs. (current old name) (and future new name) without hypens.. I just wanted to get and idea of what other people did or are going to do though… It’s such a big decison!!!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
I really vacillated on this – I thought I would do the same as you and keep my maiden as my middle (although with my original middle name) but in the end, I have just dropped my maiden name completely. I am young enough that I will live most of my life with this new name, and I am sure with enough time, it will come to be as much my identity as my old last name. Just my take!
Post # 4
I certainly won’t get upset if someone calls me by my husband’s last name, but I won’t be legally changing it. I have a medical license in my own name, and several scientific publications and to me, it’s just not worth the hassle to change it.
We aren’t having kids, though. If we were having kids, I’d probably change my name
Post # 5
I’m taking the hubs last name…very excited to be Mrs. W
Post # 6
I think I’m going to do the same as you, although I’ll use different parts of my name for different situations. My only current debate is whether to just make my current last name a middle in addition to my middle, or to drop my middle. Here is the problem… I have a small photography business, the name of which is:
I have multiple degrees and am known professionally as:
Myfirst MyLast (after the wedding I plan to go by MyFirst MyLast HisLast)
But that is kind of cumbersome so socially I think I’m just going to go by:
So I have 4 names. And I plan to use them all. And that gets confusing. I’m considering changing the name of my photog business and just dropping my current middle to make things easier….. so hard to decide!
Post # 7
I am simply adding his last name at the end of my original name 🙂 So excited to he his Mrs! So I will be Mrs. Sweetpea Middle Maiden His.
Post # 8
I’m nixing my middle names and moving my maiden to the middle and taking his last. Strangely enough, my maiden is his middle name already… and we both have the same first initial – so we will both have the same initials and same middle and last names. Dorks.
Post # 9
I’m keeping my name and he’s keeping his. There was a little discussion, but I think we were both pretty unwilling to compromise on this one.
Post # 10
I’m pretty traditional in that I’m dropping my maiden name and taking his last name.
Post # 11
I haven’t really decided. I’m not going to drop my name completly, I think. I’m either going to hypenate or i’m going to add my maiden name as a second middle name. I’m leaning toward no hyphen though. I think it will be too long in my professional life. So, I’ll be Mrs. MyName MiddleName MyLast HisLast, but will go by just MyName HisLast.
Post # 12
I’ve posted this before, but I’ll do it again- I am keeping my name and Fiance is taking it!
Post # 13
I will legally be:
First Middle My-last His-Last
Business will remain “My First Maiden Photography”
Post # 14
I took my husbands name but made my maiden name my middle. So now I’m First Maiden HisLast
Post # 15
I’m very traditional – just dropped my last and now we share his!
Post # 16
I am keeping my name. I am still up in the air if I am going to use his name socially or not. Leaning more towards not. He is also still deciding on whether he is taking my name or not.