(Closed) Are you changing your name??

posted 8 years ago in Names
  • poll: Are you changing your name??
    Taking husband's last name : (56 votes)
    54 %
    Keeping my own last name : (21 votes)
    20 %
    Doing both- keeping my own last name AND taking husband's last name (without including a hyphen) : (18 votes)
    17 %
    Doing both- keeping my own last name and taking husband's last name BUT including a hyphen : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’m taking the hubs last name…very excited to be Mrs. W

    Post # 6
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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: 

    Myfirst MyMiddle 

    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: 

    MyFirst HisLast. 


    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
    1032 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    962 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m pretty traditional in that I’m dropping my maiden name and taking his last name. 

    Post # 11
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    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
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve posted this before, but I’ll do it again- I am keeping my name and Fiance is taking it!

    Post # 13
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I will legally be:

    First Middle My-last His-Last

    Business will remain “My First Maiden Photography”


    Post # 14
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I took my husbands name but made my maiden name my middle.  So now I’m First Maiden HisLast

    Post # 15
    1562 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m very traditional – just dropped my last and now we share his!

    Post # 16
    1003 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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.

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