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

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 107
1031 posts
Bumble bee

Best: people can actually say and spell my last name!!

Worst: it’s fairly common and I always get… are you related to so-and-so? 99% of the time I’m not.

Post # 108
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My new name will be a very cute Irish name. My maiden name, when mispronounced, rhymes with a male body part, so I will not miss it.

Post # 109
5659 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Best: it’s shorter than my maiden

worst: it starts and ends with a Z so it’s always last

Post # 110
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Best? It makes my initials MRS :p 

Worst? It’s not my old last name! 

Post # 111
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

There’s really no downside to my new last name! Easy to pronounce, pretty easy to spell, sounds awesome with my first name! 🙂

Post # 112
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014


best: it’s his name, and our son’s name. it’s short and sounds good with an abbreviated version of my first name (if not the abbreviated version i typically use).

worst: i’m an older bride (34) so i’m pretty attached to my last name, which is also my daughter’s last name. i hate the way it sounds with my full first name and the abbreviated version i go by to the point of which i’ve considered changing the first name i go by – which i feel would take my whole identity away. i hate writing it. i like my signature as it is. i don’t wnat to go through the hassle of changing absolutely everything.

more cons than pros for me, but it’s more important to him that i change it than it is to me that i don’t…

Post # 113
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m just very grateful I didn’t get a middle name that starts with a “T” or my monogram would be BLT- a sandwich!

Post # 114
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It’s really unique, even more ao than my own name. It’s derived from French and I like what our last name means.


BUT because it’s unique, no one ever pronounces my name correctly. If something requires someone to look up my name, I always have to spell it for them. It’s also not as awesome of a teacher name as my maiden name.

Post # 115
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Best thing: It’s a VERY common name. My maiden name was very unique and suited my Irish-ness. I was 1 of 3 people on FB with that name. Now you can’t even find me!

Worst thing: It’s VERY common. Ummm, Darling Husband has a cousin with my first name. So I was the SECOND one in the family with the same name. Then DH’s uncle married a woman with my first name. There are now THREE of us with the same name!

The other thing…it sounds like a “porn” name. Darling Husband thinks it’s awesome (weirdo) but I hate when someone points that out…which has happened a few times.

Post # 116
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014


Best thing about my (future) new last name: I love the way it sounds, it’s soo short compared to my maiden name, and I never met anyone else with the last name (besides family members, of course), I don’t think it’s even possible to have a variation of the spelling so thats nice (my maiden name can be spelled 5+ different ways and my spelling is least common :P)


Worst: as simple as the name is NO ONE can spell it or say it right!!!! FH applied for a credit card once, filled out the form HIMSELF, it was written clear as day and the credit card still had the wrong name on it haha. I think it’s soo simple it confuses people.

And I will miss my maiden name, but i am considering changing it to my middle name.

Post # 117
2268 posts
Buzzing bee


  • It’s easy to spell and easy to pronounce but isn’t common
  • It isn’t hyphenated (mine is)
  • It sounds lovely with my first name
  • I get to call myself Mrs His-Last-Name



  • It’s not unique – I am the one with my first and last name, if you Google me, the only pages that come up are my Facebook, Instagram, newspaper articles I’ve been featured in etc. – so I kind of feel as though I’m losing my identity
  • My sister and I are the only ones who can ‘carry on the family name’ and we are both planning on taking our husbands name, so it makes me feel a little guilty.

Post # 118
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Best: Moved from W in the alphabet to M. 

Worst: Nobody ever pronounces or spells it correctly. My maiden name was impossible to misspell or pronounce. So this is taking some getting used to. 

Post # 119
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ImaStarr:  no one knows how to spell his last name since it is so uncommon!

Post # 120
557 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014


  • It’s a rare occasion that somebody pronounces my maiden name correctly. Even after I say it, people often still say it wrong or have to repeat it.
  • Our last names start with the same letter, so I get to keep my initals.
  • His last name sounds so faaancy and elegant. It’s french!


  • His last name is La Newwordwithcapital, so it’s a pain to spell out over the phone. It’s L-a-space-capitalletter…..
  • Half of his family has given up on it being two words and just spells it altogether with no space or capital. Which, I think, makes it look weird. And makes everyone difficult to find on the internet.

Post # 121
159 posts
Blushing bee

The silent “x” at the end. Always trips people up!

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