Post # 1
Just for curiosity sake, what is everyone doing with their last names once you’re married? Are your keeping with tradition and changing to his, keeping your own or going to hypenate or being really untraditional and making him take yours?
For me and my FI this has been a long topic of discussion. He has a very long and hard to pronounce Polish name (Slupianowski). Mine is much easier (Bradford). So we’ve talked about if he wants to take mine or if i could hypenate it but in the end he is really set on me taking his name and keeping up his family name cause he’s an only child. Quite a trade up huh? lol. For noe tho i’ve already been signing my name on stuff (like not legal stuff but other stuff) with it hyphenated as Bradford-Slupianowski 🙂
Post # 3
I’m keeping my own. I like it too much to change it.
Post # 4
@jbbs1222: I’m a traditionalist and will be changing to his last name only.
Post # 5
His name is short and common whereas mine was long and foreign so I took his. But man, this name change process is a time consuming bitch.
Post # 6
I’m adding his to mine, no hyphen, which wasn’t a poll choice.
Post # 7
I’m in the process of changing mine right now, and I totally understand why people don’t do it! I’m happy too, but it is weird being called something else, and the paperwork is really annoying.
Post # 8
I’m taking his. I couldn’t imagine it any other way.
Post # 9
I’m changing mine too. I’m very traditional.
Post # 10
I’m taking his…soon to be D-C!
Post # 11
I loooooved my maiden name. It was awesome. But I took his because i’m old fashioned and that’s how it goes.
Post # 12
I’m keeping mine. Happily, he comes from a family/culture that respects women keeping their names, so it was never a point of contention. Just as I have no inclination to take his, I have no need for him to take mine.
Post # 13
I’m taking his. I’m old fashioned that way.
Post # 14
I’m taking his. I’m actually not a huge fan of it. His is easier than mine, but mine isn’t a challenge either. However, I’m traditional and want my family to all have one last name. I’m also not a fan of hyphenating, I think it just gets too confusing.
Post # 15
@jbbs1222: I like yours hyphenated. Please DON’T flame me but I’m not a fan of the polish last name. I like yours better.
I will be hyphenating. My last name is short and his is only 2 syllables so it works out fine. Otherwise, I’d retain my own because, frankly, I’m attached to mine and like mine better. I am still thinking about retaining my own in fact. I looked at my ATM card last night and due to my long first name, adding his last name onto mine might be hard to put on one line. Whatevs. 🙂