Post # 62
I kind of wanted to hyphenate before I got with my Fiance. I didn’t want to lose my last name. But, sadly, both of our last names are slang for genitals, so… I don’t think so. Instead, I will be taking his name and probably keeping mine as a second middle name.
Post # 63
I did not change mine because let’s face it, it’s a pain in the butt!!
Post # 64
I’m taking my FI’s name because I too have my ex’s last name (which I kept for our kids to make things easier after the divorce.) I can’t wait to change it!!!
Post # 65
We’re definitely in the minority but we both prefer my last name. We decided however to both keep our names. We also decided that if we have children we will use my last name.
I am also the last in my family line and we want to keep my family name alive!
Post # 66
I’m taking my husband’s last name because I thought it would make us feel more like husband/wife rather than a couple living together. I must say though, the decision didn’t come easy and it’s still a little weird.
Post # 67
I plan to get rid of my middle name and one of my last names (they’re hyphenated) and putting my DP’s last name in as my middle name. So, my full name is A B C-D, and hers is X Y, I’ll be changing my name to A Y D.
Post # 68
I am hyphening my maiden name and his last name. I love my maiden name and my husband understands but wanted me to have his name so now I’ll have both. Luckily both are on the short side so it’s not too much of a mouthfull lol.
Post # 70
@ginnwitt: My sister changed back to her maiden name with no cost. She was told it would cost to change it to anything BUT her original (maiden) name.
Post # 71
I was so up-in-the-air about this as well. Being a professional with my master’s degree, I wanted to keep it since my maiden name is the name on all my certifications.
So I started the hyphenated thing in work (I’m a teacher) and the kids really don’t call you by both names, they always just say the first, and it doesn’t make me feel married lol…
I love my husband to death and decided just this week I am going to change my name.
Post # 72
I’m keeping my last name. We’re both working artists it’s just better for both of us. Plus…it’s a little outdated to me to take his name so eh. There are my 2 cents
Post # 73
I am not changing my last name. It is a unique name and my family is very small so I want to keep it since I know the name will be dying out rather soon. However, we are giving our kids his last name.
Post # 74
I’ll either keep mine or hyphenate his-mine (I know that’s not the norm, but it has historical roots and mine-his sounds like a weird bug.)
Post # 75
I changed my last name and I don’t feel like my identity changed. I am still the same person. I just now have this awesome new last name that says “I married an amazing man and we are starting a family together!”. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Post # 76
As I wrote on another thread: I can’t wait to change mine to his! My name is nothing special in my home country (about as common as, I don’t know, Collins or something) but unpronouncable to anybody outside of it.. And I also love SO’s last name 🙂