(Closed) changing my name when i marry mexican fiance?

posted 6 years ago in Latino
Post # 3
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

If you are going by Mexican usage conventions, you will be “Jessica Taylor, Sra. de Portales,” and you will use either “Taylor” or “de Portales” depending on the formality of the occasion.

Or, you would be just fine choosing how you want to be addressed according to what feels right for your own cultural background.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jessitaylor:  I personally am not a fan of “de”. i just feel like it refers to us as property so I don’t like it. I’m not sure how it works in Mexico but in U.S. you can change it to whatever you like. Jessica Portales Taylor. Jessica Taylor Portales……

I took my husbands last name and removed mine. His last name is DeAnda. so i’m now Mrs. DeAnda people think i added the de. ugh. that’s what i get for always complaining about it.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

using de is what is done in mexico and yes it sort of means u become his property lol – its an old tradiotion but logistically it works as a hyphen. Your new name would be Mrs. Jessica Taylor de Portales or Mrs. Jessica Portales for short. traditionally the maiden name was retained to show what family you come from. I use the de because i am very attached to my maiden name but wanted to respect the marriage tradition of name changing. Either way you would be Mrs. Portales in mexico or the us 😀 good luck

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@jessitaylor: im taking my finaces last name also but im not adding De, i dont like the whole idea of like being property to anyone.

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