(Closed) Changing your last name?

posted 7 years ago in Names
  • poll: What did/will you do for your last name?
    Taking My husbands name : (137 votes)
    75 %
    Hyphening both of our names : (7 votes)
    4 %
    Creating a new name : (2 votes)
    1 %
    He's taking my name : (6 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (21 votes)
    11 %
    keeping my name : (10 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 47
    463 posts
    Helper bee

    @aussiebride26:  Wow that is just… like it ought to be a joke or parody or something, the invite combined with your thesis topic. I guess truth is stranger (sadder?) than fiction.

    Also, in before “but your last name came from your father lol” – my nomination for most eye rolling “name wars” remark.

    I am keeping my name. My mom kept her name, and she and my dad have a stronger marriage than anyone else I know. As a kid it had zero effect on me, except as a handy bigot detector in the extremely rare case when anyone questioned it or gave her crap about it. Bigot detector name FTW.

    Post # 48
    2 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    This is my 2nd marriage and I dropped my last name the first time and Im still using my ex husbands name until I get married in June … And I can’t wait to go by his last name

    Post # 49
    1979 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @kittyfinn:  I think your post was fantastic.

    I am undecided.  Fiance assumed I would be keeping my name but if we have kids in the future I’m not sure how we would handle it.  Fiance said it’s my name and my decision and he doesn’t care.  We talked about combining our last names into a new last name, but they don’t sound good like that.  We then talked about making up a whole new name.  He asked if we could be Mr. and Mrs. Awesome.  I don’t know if we would ever be taken seriously again but it seems like it would be fun to be Mr. and Mrs. Awesome!!

    Post # 50
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @HeartsandSparkles:  I really like the idea of blending last names if it’s possible.  My last name and his blended together would be really pretty, but I don’t think he’d go for it because of how strongly he feels about “tradition” (read: HIS family’s tradition.  My family is decidedly less than traditional when it comes to women changing their names).  


    But being Mr. and Mrs. Awesome does sound like a lot of fun! 

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