Did you change your last name to your husband's last name after marriage?

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
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    We both changed our last names

  • Post # 61
    9522 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Nope. Neither of us like the tradition. We were both going to hyphenate, but haven’t gotten around to it. We still might one day (our son’s name is hyphenated), but as time passes, the less any of it matters.

    There’s only one time per year when I wish we all had the same name: when we’re doing our holiday cards and I can’t just write “The Andersons” 😂

    Post # 63
    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    I plan to change mine because his last name is much shorter than mine and sounds even better with my first name than my current last name does!  Not sure what I would do if he didn’t have a last name I liked lol.

    Post # 64
    1996 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I’ll be changing my name 🙂 Can’t imagine a marriage without doing that. 

    Post # 65
    387 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Rydges Hotel

    I didn’t because I didn’t want to for various reasons. I built my professional career with my name and didn’t want to change it. All my important documents are under my name and I didn’t want to have to send another document to validify that these were mine. I like my surname and I want to keep it. I don’t see the reason to change my name.

    Post # 66
    557 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I did not change my name. We are older, and I am well known in my field and did not want to change all of that. Our children have my husbands name, and I am occasionally called mrs. so and so. But otherwise it’s had no impact on us whatsoever. 

    Post # 67
    2352 posts
    Buzzing bee


    He wanted me to and I said no. 

    I’m upwards of 40 and we have no kids. I am a professional woman. I saw no need. 


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