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

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 122
1274 posts
Bumble bee

Best: writing an “H” in cursive is way prettier than a “C”, it can be more loopy and fun to write.I get to share my FI’s last name. We have lived together for a long time already and feel like an old married couple, so it’ll be nice to actually be our own official family unit and share a name! Also, we will have the same first and last initials! Fun! 

Worst: I’ll probably have to hypenate at work, my job is pretty client focused and I’ve started to make a name for myself in my industry. I don’t want to confuse anyone by finding an email in their inbox by someone else and trashing it. Has anyone else done this? How did it work out? 

I hear my Fiance spelling and then re-spelling his name on the phone all the time, not looking forward to that. I already do that with my maiden name. Also his name often gets shortened by people who hear him say it out loud…kind of like changing it to TOUR instead of TOURING which is his fake weddingbee name for today. Cool

EDIT: I forgot one more for the BEST column, I no longer will have a name of a hot beverage, but spelt differently! WINNING!


Post # 123
2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Best – I love, love, love how it sounds together and so many people have commented on it

Worst – if you google it, the first thing that comes up is a Playmate of the Year from the 70’s, and my signature is harder to write than my old one


Post # 124
5285 posts
Bee Keeper

Best– It’s alot shorter then my maiden name with just 5 letters compared to 8 letters.

Worst– It’s a very ethnic name and not my ethniticity so I constantly get the “where are you from” from everyone especially clients

Post # 125
1722 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

The big issue with my married name is that it has many open sounds in it…so when it’s spoken, it sounds like it could be one of TEN very similar words. It is an actual word in the dictionary, and it’s short, which helps, on the plus side. My maiden name was often confused with another name that was only one letter off from mine.

Post # 126
2 posts

Best- It is short and easy to spell.

worst- It is a very common last name;not unique at all

Post # 127
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Best is that its very common whereas I’ve never met anyone with my maiden name other than family. Worst is that i think its a common name for my ethnicity whereas looking at my resume prior to getting married people were always surprised when they met me that I was young and African American. My first name is “old”

Post # 128
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Best – I get to take on the name of the man I love, and it’s a lot easier to pronounce than my  maiden name.


Worst – moving from the beginning of the alphabet to the back – womp womp.

Post # 129
3245 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@ImaStarr:  I don’t have it yet, but I’ve decided I’m changing my name. So, best thing: I will no longer have to spell my freaking last name out every single time someone needs it! 

Worst thing: I’m known professionally by my maiden name, which is really long, and my future last name is also long. I’m going to have to use them together for a while which will make my name even more absurdly long than it is already.

Post # 130
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

i sooooo cant get my signature right im so used to my maiden name lol

Post # 131
46 posts
  • Wedding: April 2015

Best: It’s the last name of an extremely famous wizard. 😉

Worst: Everyone is going to ask if I plan on naming my children “Harry” or “Lily.” 

Post # 132
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Best: It will be “Jordan” and I like writing a script “J”

Worst: My new last name makes my full name (first and last) very boring because my first name is pretty common.

Post # 133
2513 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Best – It’s more common than my maiden.  

Worst – It’s STILL mispronounced.  I never believed Fiance about people mispronouncing it until the last week.  Nurses kept calling him and I’d be like “That’s not you babe.”  I was wrong every time.  It was him.  They managed to take a very common, easy name and make it into something that sounds nothing like its supposed to.  

Seriously, both our names are said EXACTLY as they’re written.  No funny sounds, no silent letters, no ‘sounds like’.  Just normal English phonetics.  I will never understand how they’re constantly mispronounced. 

And I’m going to be the second in the family.  His brother is married to a girl with my first name!  

Post # 134
1798 posts
Buzzing bee

For my future last name (if I decide to change it)…
Best: It’s different, and it’s German (I plan on working for a German company) unlike my name. My last name right now is extremely plain.
Worst: It’s super long, hard to pronounce, and doesn’t sound the best with my first name. 

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