Are you changing your last name?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Are you changing your name?
    Nope, keeping my family name : (44 votes)
    27 %
    Yes, I am taking his name : (98 votes)
    60 %
    We are hyphenating both of our names : (5 votes)
    3 %
    I am hyphenating and he is keeping his name : (8 votes)
    5 %
    He is taking my name : (3 votes)
    2 %
    We have made up our own name and are both changing it : (4 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 61
    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    torontobride28 :  Keeping my last name until we have kids.  Also three months before our wedding, I had to renew my passport, so I bought the 5-year one with my last name.  I also like my current name a lot, and I’m very much known on my magazine subscriptions, work, banking, etc… and a part of me sees it as my identity, so I’m conflicted in general lol!

    Post # 62
    819 posts
    Busy bee

     As of right now, my plan is to change my middle name to my maiden name and take my fiance’s last name. We both had a lot of conversations about our options– hyphenating one, hyphenating both, him taking my last name, both of us taking a new last name, etc. My fiance was super open to all of those conversations, and respects whatever decision I make, and to me that makes such a huge difference; if I change my last name, it’ll truly be because I want to and I like the new names, not because I’m supposed to or because he wants me to.

    Post # 63
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2027

    torontobride28 :  Yes, 1) because I kept my married name when I got divorced 10 years ago and now want to drop it and 2) because the decision not to never entered my mind. I think I am still on the tail end of that generation that it is just what you do. 

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