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

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 77
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Best: Easy to pronounce.

Worst:…..Our last names are essentially the same (both super common, easy to pronounce, right next to each other in the alphabet, both common first names, even the same number of letters lol) so I guess the worst thing is that I imagined I would finally get a more exciting last name when I was married and wound up about even.

Post # 78
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135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Best – It’s not my 12-letter long, unpronouncable, lacking-in-vowels, Eastern European maiden name.

Worst – NOTHING!

Post # 79
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980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@ImaStarr:  Worst-learning to use it and signing it.

Best- it makes me wound like a spy.

Post # 80
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2016 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Good thing is that I now share the same name as my daughter, and its a lot shorter and nicer than my maiden name

Bad thing is that I always have to repeat it and spell it for everyone all the time. In fact its now just a think that when i have to say it i automatically just go NAME N.A.M.E

Post # 81
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1052 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

Best –

  • It’s phonetic.  I will have to spell it for people still but, unlike my maiden name, people will be able to look at it and say it.
  • It’s towards the end of the alphabet.  I know everyone else is listing this as a con but I loved that in school I was never the first person to be put on the spot.  It always made me very anxious when we had to do things in reverse alphabetical order

Worst – 

  • I will still have to spell it for everyone
  • My initials will be MES…. appropriate but mildly irksome
  • It’s still hard for me to sign and I have to sign dozens of forms everyday.  Oh well, I’ll get used to it.

Post # 82
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Best:

– My name (first and last) will only be ten letters long! Hooray! I have a rather long maiden name, so this is pretty big for me. 

– I really like his surname.

– I feel like I get to take on a slightly new identity Cool. Mrs


is going to be far more composed than Miss


!

Worst:

– I prefer my current intials

– His surname is a reasonably popular forename in the States.

– My married name is taken on gmail! Even though they’re both uncommon names, and I checked: nobody in the recorded history of the world has ever been named what my married name will be. 

Post # 83
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1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

 

Best:

-Spelled phonetically (my maiden name is Italian with a bunch of consonants strung together… no longer will I get the name called where they say first name….. pause….. first syllable of last name….. pause,   incorrect pronunciation of the rest of it)

-Being part of a Mr. and Mrs. (aww I’m so traditional!) Especially when we have kids and we can all be the same last name

-I don’t really spell my current maiden name out fully when I sign, and my new name could be signed almost exactly the same

Worst:

-It’s actually a letter longer than my already fairly long maiden name

-I’ve been my name for over 30 years, and the non-traditional part of me thinks that giving up a big part of your identity (your name) and detaching from the chain of my blood family is kind of…. sad.  (but the two last names hyphenated is NOT an option! talk about a mouth full!)

-Even though I love my future mother in law…. part of me thinks it’s really weird/cringey to have the same name as her!

Post # 84
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841 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@ImaStarr:  Best thing: it’s 4 letters long, easy to pronounce and fun to write because it’s “loopy”. Worst thing: hmm… can’t really think of anything! My current last name is 10 letters long and Dutch so it’s going to be nice not to have to listen to it pronounced wrong all the time and stuff.

Post # 85
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@ImaStarr:  BEST: it will be his and mine together and the name our kids will share with us Kiss.

WORST: it’s SUPER Italian and even though I’m Irish, I have an Italian first name already so no one would believe I’m Irish anymore!! 

Post # 86
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278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Best: Its a nice last name if said correctly

Worse:No one says it correctly because of the way its spelled and so it gets butchered.  Also whenever anyone asks what is your last name my usual response is I will just spell it for you because the way it is pronounced you will never figure out the letters in it

 

Post # 87
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6524 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@ImaStarr:  best: its shorter and i like that its a spanish last name (lol I don’t know why, I just love it)

worst: it has a ‘z” at the end and i cant write Z’s in script very well lol I am still trying to perfect it

Post # 88
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5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Best: It’s easy to pronounce and spell and it’s shorter than my maiden name.

Worst: It’s also a common first name so people can get confused and not realise it’s a last name.

Post # 89
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1210 posts
Bumble bee

Best: its short, phonetic, and easily spelled and pronounced

Worst: I’m currently the only person that comes up in searches if you google me. With my new last name, it’s not the case. It will be strange for me knowing there is someone in the world with my exact first middle and last name. 

Post # 90
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2530 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Best: It’s not my maiden name – clean slate history with this name!

Worst: In my mind, it is equal to my maiden name in terms of conveniences. Hard to spell, sounds weird with my given name, not easy to tell the nationality (unless you’re from PR I guess), people stare at you when you say it (me:”ok, let me spell it for you” person: “oh thank god”), and it’s 4 syllables… not too long, but long enough that the majority of people stopped listening after the second syllable.

WAIT!

BEST: No one will hear me say my name is Italian, try to figure out what it means (?), then try to tell me it sounds a lot like “calamari” to them!
Because WTF it DOESN’T.
There isn’t even a C in it!!!
(seriously why do strangers always do that to me?)

Just because the only Italian words you know are from a resturant menu, doesn’t mean you can apply that to everything!

Post # 91
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435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Best: I won’t have to explain the order of consonants in my last name anymore. Whoever said that Irish surnames are easy to spell must’ve never heard mine! Also, his name is shorter, easier to spell, and meshes better with first names.

Worst: The name is a word for a household object, just spelled differently.

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