(Closed) Being Mrs. XYZ

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Mrs. feels like old lady to me ,but I know it’s not. I may be in denial about my age. But I think I’ll be okay with being Mrs. XYZ. I get called that all the time anyways.

Post # 4
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1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It’s a bit awkward at first, but you’ll get used to it. We’re not even married yet, but I’m starting to get Mrs Hislastname and it’s getting more familiar the more it’s used.

Start calling his mom something else now so you can own your soon to be new name!

Post # 6
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756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t take DH’s name, but when I was making that decision, listing the pros and cons of changing my name, the idea of being called “Mrs. HisLastName” was a con.

I suppose I just generally attribute the title “Mrs.” with women older than myself. I also felt like being called “Mrs.” made me sound like an extension of my husband rather than an individual person — I know some people love that aspect of it, but it just wasn’t okay with me.

Post # 7
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My current last name means nothing to me (it is my mother’s ex husband’s last name and it was just easier for her to give me that name as she was single when she had me but she still had that name as did my older brother.) So I can not wait to have the same last name as my FH and our 2 kids. But I totally agree that it will be wierd to be Mrs HisLastName; because, like you said, that is his Mum!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

At least, I’m assuming, your first name is different from your Future Mother-In-Law. I had a friend named Katherine, Mother-In-Law, Kathryn, so they were both Mrs. AlmostSameFirstName HisLastName. Threw her for a loop initially, for sure!

Post # 9
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574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It could be worse.  You could work for the same school as your Mother-In-Law, so all the kids get confused as to which Mrs. HisLastName you are.  Or, you could get emails from your co-workers meant for your Mother-In-Law. Oh wait… that’s me. 🙂

Post # 11
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574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@September29:  Oh yes, we have a fabulous relationship!  It’s so weird, though, seeing things on our database at work that are for her.  When I’m doing a report, for example, I type in a few letters and everyone with those letters in their name pop up.  So, her name is right next to mine AND we have the same initials.  No wonder everyone gets confused!!

Post # 12
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9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Doesn’t bother me.  I find it kind of exciting.

Post # 13
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am an encore bride and I never ever liked being Mrs. EX-XYZ

Maybe because I am finally getting rid of the ex’s last name or maybe because I am older I love being Mrs. NEWXYZ but the funny thing is that no one can pronounce his last name (he is Filipino)

Honestly one of the most special moments when his mom addressed me as Mrs. NEWXYZ on facebook and how honored I was to share her name.  His mom is a huge gift to me and so I think it makes it all the more special sharing that with her.

Post # 14
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10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I feel the same! That’s his mom’s name. I don’t mind taking the new last name, but being a Mrs. will be weird.

Post # 15
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Luckily I wont have that problem, since FH has his fathers last name who wasnt married to Future Mother-In-Law.
Although I guess I do understand what youre saying. It is a little weird. But I think I’d get over it if she did have the same last name

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m not into the whole “becoming Mrs. XYZ!” thing…I don’t know, I really like my last name and I am going to take FH’s, but I guess there’s no thrill in it for me. I like my name and my identity that goes along with my name…I don’t know, maybe it’s because we’ve been together for five years and have a kid and a house that I don’t feel like I’m ‘becoming’ anything 😉

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