(Closed) Can't get my new signature to look good!!!

posted 4 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I still have my old signature. Somehow ABrown turned into (Star)wavy-line so I figure it could be A Anyhing.

Or have you thought about just using initials? My Dh just does his initials with a line.

Post # 4
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

MrsSpagan:  Sign it all lowercase then.  Your signature can look however you want.  Using a lowercase letter first will make it easier to spot a forged signature since they would be more likely to start with an uppercase letter.

My first initial is S but I hate the way cursive S’s look so I print my S and then sign the rest of my name in cursive.

Post # 5
3370 posts
Sugar bee

My new last name starts with an “S” also. I have super curly cursive and my signature is always legible. I have OCD, what can I say? lol. I won’t do a true cursive “S” though, cause I don’t like the way I write them. So I make a curly, sort of slanted printed “S” instead.

Post # 6
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

MrsSpagan:  I’m the same way with my signature–just do the first letters of my first name and then a line. I joke that I lose letters every time I sign it lol (it’s gotten shorter over the years). So it’s great because I won’t have to worry about learning a new signature. I have practiced a full signature though and it’s weird–I have new letters, like “a” and “z” that I’ve never had in my name. I’ll be going from “N” to “M” though, so fortunately that’s fairly similar.

Post # 7
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The first and last letter of his last name are capital. They are going to be all lower case in my signature (it does bug him when the third letter isn’t capitalized).  I don’t like the signature any other way, and this way it is almost the same as I sign now. Do it all lower case if it’s easy!

Post # 8
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I know what you mean!  Suddenly I’m 13 again, scrawling “Mrs. MynameHisname” in the backs of notepads at work, haha.  I know I need the practice!  But it is so, so ugly still.

My current signature is not true cursive, but hybrid print/cursive- and while illegible, is illegible in a way that’s pleasing to my eye.  When I attempt his last name, it resembles a 2nd grader’s first awkward attempts at cursive.  Such a shame after spending years carefully crafting my scribble.

Post # 14
7271 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate my new signature- my last name now starts with a B and my B just looks awful! I loved doing my old S!

I don’t let it bug me though- the only thing I sign consistently are receipts. And most of the time I sign on those electronic thing and my signature always looked like crap on there anyways. I’m at the point now where I just scribble it and don’t even try to make it look pretty.

Post # 15
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My first wedding anniversary is coming up fast and I can’t say my new signature is absolutely perfected yet! It doesn’t help that I have the longest and hyphenated name in the world AND typical “arty” handwriting but for sure, I tend to start things off with a huge showy flourish and then realise I have run out of space before I get to the end!

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