(Closed) Changing your name?

posted 8 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Last name

    taking his

    keep you own

    hypen it

    he's taking yours

  • Post # 77
    3080 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I don’t really want to change it. so we shall see. 

    Post # 78
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m married and still undecided 🙁 

    Post # 79
    3694 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wanted us to have the same name.  He couldn’t have cared less either way what I did.  I wasn’t attached to my maiden name since it was… Smith. 

    Changing my name really wasn’t that hard.  Every once in a while I find something with my maiden name and have to change it – no big deal. 

    My husband says it’s still weird that I have his name.  I’ve fully embraced my new self and have fun pointing out that [firstname] [maiden] isn’t me anymore.

    Post # 80
    2141 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I’m taking his, I never really thought of mine as mine that much anyways, it was my father’s/family’s, if that makes sense. I’d rather have his. I like it better acoustically also.

    The sexism of the tradition bothers me a little, but my current last name is coming from that same tradition anyways, so I’m just going with the name I’d rather have.

    Post # 81
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Mine is  pain to spell and pronounce but I do like it. If he haf been a Smith or Jones or anythibg else common, I probably would gave wanted to hyphenate, but  his is okay and easy to spell so I an taming his. I like the idea of havibg the same name

    Post # 82
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @jbbs1222:  Im a traditionalist at heart. So I’ll change mine. 

    A girl I know legally added her maiden name as one of her middle names. It won’t work for a lot of names, but hers was a gender neutral name that ended up working out. 

    Post # 83
    47 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I hyphenated in my first marriage. This was more a pain than I ever expected (we both have pain in the behind names to spell and pronounce.)

    I will take my current SO’s last name,

    Post # 84
    963 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m excited to take his name! 

    Post # 85
    67 posts
    Worker bee

    I’ve always hated my last name and have been waiting for the day I get married to change it! Unless my SO had a worse last name I wouldn’t bother taking his but he’s hispanic so I’m excited to have a more interesting last name 😀


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