(Closed) Changing your last name

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Will you take your husband's last name?
    Yes - legally : (201 votes)
    74 %
    No - keeping maiden name : (42 votes)
    16 %
    Hyphenating our names : (13 votes)
    5 %
    Yes - unofficially changing it but legally keeping maiden name : (14 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 62
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve always wanted to keep my last name, but after discussing how important it was to my Fiance, we’ve decided on a compromise. He did not really like hyphenating, nor did I since my last name is 11 letters. I said I would take his last name, as will any children we have/adopt. However, if I chose to, I can add my last name to my middle name so I can still feel the connection to it. I never thought of doing this until my coworker told me she was considering it and I realized it made me more comfortable changing my name.

    Post # 63
    4 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @kittyfinn:  I feel the same way as you. It’s a tradition that I just strongly disagree with.

    Post # 64
    1325 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

    I HATE my maiden name and can’t wait to dump it.  I have no qualms about trading it for a nice, easy to spel, easy to pronounce, normal name.  

    And I want to be an RN, so there are several extra steps for me to change it with the CA Dept of Health.  Worth it, my name is a real pain.

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