(Closed) Are you changing your name?

posted 9 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: What are you doing about your last name?

    Changing to FI's last name

    Keeping my maiden name

    Coming up with a new last name

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  • Post # 62
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I did not change mine because let’s face it, it’s a pain in the butt!!

    Post # 64
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    187 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
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    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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 # 69
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    893 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Using both 🙂

    Post # 70
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    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @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
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
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    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    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
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
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    72 posts
    Worker bee

    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 🙂

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