(Closed) Best/Worst thing about your new last name.

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 62
3051 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Best: It’s short and common and SOOO much better than my name now.

Worst: It’s pronounced differently than the common pronounciation because it’s scottish so I’ll still have to spell it out when I say it on the phone. But it’s only 5 letters so it’s quick!

Post # 63
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@sofialovesmikey:  This made me think of the FRIENDS episode when Phoebe is trying to teach Joey French.  

“Je m’appelle Joey”

“Jushwujabee bee”


Hahahah ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 64
589 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)


-It’s 10 letters shorter than my current last name! So much easier to write, type, spell, etc. 
-It still starts with the same letter as mine so I get to keep my initials, this is especially great because everyone called me by first name last initial (i.e., Jane S.) 


-It’s an easy, more common name. I’m very used to everyone knowing who I am by my name and no one ever having the same name as me. My first and middle names are the most common names ever so my name will be very generic name.
-The name is a word that has a lot of connotation so every time I say it people say “oh, like…”.  

Post # 65
3370 posts
Sugar bee


Best thing : I am finally going to be rid of my exH’s last name that I’m sorry I ever kept and that I will get to be Mrs. S____ now.

Worst thing : No one will pronounce it properly/remember it. Added to my first name that no one remembers (I get called Andrea ALOT and my name is not Andrea) I see a lifetime of being annoyed ahead of me. Oh well, whatcha gonna do? 

Post # 66
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Best: It flows well with my first name and has less syllables than my maiden name.

Worst: Literally nobody can spell it, let alone say it. One of my professors was trying to say it a couple days ago, and it goes the same every time: “Pa…Pa…Pas…never mind.” It’s not that hard to say, it just looks nothing like it is actually pronounced when written out.

Post # 67
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Best: I will be getting rid of the maiden name that I hate. My dad hates it as well and he’s stuck with it! Also, our kid(s) will be at the top of class lists in school since it starts with A ๐Ÿ™‚

Worst: It’s a long, 5 syllable, super Serbian name. I will always have to spell it for people! Doesn’t match my own ethnicity either.

Post # 68
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Best- easy to spell (mine is not).

Worst- super common & I hate signing it.

Post # 69
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ImaStarr:  Best: Everyone I share it with is awesome.

Worst: It’s longish and Ukrainian, much harder to spell and use than my old one. It keeps getting misspelled on things. Benefit cards, pay stubs, autobody shops. Also doesn’t reflect my Latin background.

I thought all this through first and don’t regret changing it though.

Post # 70
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@BluebonnetBride:  11 when you spell it out – the name itself is only 3 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 71
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Best : I hate my current last name and have always wanted to change it.. his last name is very common, so I love that I will have a common last name.

Worst : Signing my name is going to take ALOT of time to manage.. and I can’t make a good cursive S.

Post # 72
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Worst: No one can spell it!  Oh well, no one can spell my maiden name either.  Also, my married name is long and will be 5 syllables (everyone wants to shorten it to 3).  It is also phonetic and people still cant get it *sigh* I am also moving down the alphabet so future children will be middle/last in school womp womp 

Best: It is a beautiful Italian name that is fun to sign!  It is much more pleasing and much less…gutteral than my current name hahaha 


Post # 73
1812 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

Best thing: People pronounce it correctly when they read it. My maiden name is one syllable with the German “ei” that almost everyone gets wrong. Come on people, you say Einstein correctly! Why not my name!

Wost thing: I have yet to have anyone spell it correctly, honestly. There’s a K where people think there’s a C, an E where they think’s an I… When I was giving my name over the phone to not one but TWO credit card companies, I got my cards in the mail horribly butchered. (P instead of T, and X instead of S. And yes, I used the phonetic alphabet when I told them the new name)

Honorable mention that now I have an alliterative name. It sounds funny. Oh well!

Post # 74
183 posts
Blushing bee

@ImaStarr:  Best: It sounds good with my first name and it’s easier to pronounce than my maiden name.  Worst: It’s like two letters off from a curse word, lol.

Post # 75
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014


  • First and last sound good together
  • Easy to spell and say
  • Easy to sign


  • It’s a really common last name – made getting a new email tough! My maiden is unique and only my immediate family have that name, and I liked feeling special because of it.

Post # 76
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Best – I like the way his last name sounds better

Worst- People tend to screw it up and call me Jennifer Aniston now instead of Andersen. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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