(Closed) Brides, are you taking his last name, keeping yours, or hyphenating both?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 32
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Honey Beekeeper

I took his. It made me a little wistful, but that’s one tradition I knew I’d always follow.

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My husband has some financial issues that need to be worked out. Until it is, I’m keeping my own name. Once it’s all settled, I’ll take his name.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am making my maiden name a second middle name and taking his last name.

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m taking his name, I love the idea of being a Mrs and our daughter already has his last name so I can’t wait. I have the choice of the french or english version, but the English version with my first name is a little funny, so I’ll be taking the French last name, even though EVERYONE spells it wrong. 

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I added SO’s last name to mine, so I have a first, middle, and two last names.  Sadly a hyphen has crept in.

Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My daughter has my last name so I want to keep it but since SO and I have talked about having a child together and that child would have his last name I have decided to hyphenate so that I wouldn’t be without either of their last names.

Post # 38
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I took his, and I need to practice writing it because I still screw up when I have to sign things.

Post # 39
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hyphenated and wish that I hadn’t! It’s a nightmare with credit cards, billing addresses, insurance forms, prescriptions, medical billing, my ID at work, UGH. No computer systems can handle the hyphen, so it is either MineHis or Mine His and people randomly decide whether to put the space or not and then all the other systems don’t recognize the name and the whole thing goes down in flames.

I would change it back to just my name if it did not involve going to court/was not so expensive.

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Taking his last name

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I will be keeping my own last name.  It is my name and will not change it just because I’m getting married.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m making my maiden name my second middle name and taking his name as my last name.

I would just take his last name if I didn’t have degrees and certifications in my maiden name.

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m pretty sure I’m keeping mine out of a combination of laziness and growing up with a mom that didn’t change hers. I’m so used to my mom having a different last name it didn’t even really occur to me to change it until my fiance asked about it lol. I’m not sure how my in-laws are going to feel about it since they’re more traditional.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am undecided. I think I would like to hyphenate BUT it won’t roll of the tongue well. I don’t know yet!

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

When my boyfriend was born he was a given name he grew to hate and went by another name completely (First and Last Names). I told him last yea,r that if we ever got married I was keeping my last name if he didn’t legaly change his name (which he wanted to do anyway but kept procrastinating… for years!). 

So last year he went through the painstaking (and expensive) process of changing his name. So since he did it for me I will be taking his (NEW) last name. 🙂

Post # 46
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I hate my current last name. It sounds really bad with my first name (I have questioned my parents sobriety when they named me) and it is a weird, hard to pronounce last name.

So I’m ditching it!

I have no issues with people keeping their last names, it is a part of your identity.

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