(Closed) Did you keep change or hyphenate?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I plan to change my name next year.  Both of our names are long so I refuse to hyphenate.  I like my maiden name, too and I’m scribbling it all over everything I own while I still can.  😛  I’m excited to take his name though as I think it will make us feel more like a unit (and his names looks really good with mine).

Post # 4
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Instead of doing a hyphen I got rid of my middle name (I always hated it) and moved my maiden name to middle status and my married name is my sole last name. My name is First Name, Maiden  Name, Married Name. 

Post # 5
5004 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2018

@star_dust:  That’s kind of what I’m doing, except I’ve always hated my legal first name. So my middle name is becoming my first name, my maiden name will be my middle name, and my FH’s last name will be my last name.

I much prefer his last name over mine anyway. 

Post # 6
23592 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My maiden name is now my middle name (this worked because I didn’t have a middle name).

Post # 7
5092 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I kept mine. It was definitely the right choice for me! I haven’t had any problems thus far.

Post # 8
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i kept my last name alone.

Post # 9
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@star_dust:  That is what I am thinking of doing as well.

Lol, changing my name is a HUGE deal for me… I’ve been Miss, Mrs, Ms Given Name, Middle Name, Birth Surname for over 50 Years… while I was Single, Married, and Divorced !!

So being Mrs Given Name, Birth Surname, Married Last Name will be somthing really radical for this Bride !!

In most situations, I’ll just be known as Given Name, Married Last Name…

I’ve been practicing my NEW Name and I love the way it sounds… just naturally rolls of the tongue… and been writing it out too… I like it a lot (lol probably WHY I am ok with changing it this time round…)


Post # 10
3355 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

his name is long so I didn’t hyphenate .. otherwise I totally would have.

Post # 11
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m taking my FI’s last name. Mine is very hard to pronounce and long. In my culture, the middle name is a variation of the father’s first name, so I’m no doubt keeping it that way to honor my family. However, I like star_dust‘s idea a lot for women whose middle name has no particular meaning to them, but the maiden name does. 

Post # 12
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hyphenated.  I wanted to leave my name, but Darling Husband wanted a “family name” so we compromised and both hyphenated.  We are both Hisname-Myname, and our kids will be that as well.

Post # 13
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m just keeping my own name! Why doesn’t anyone ever do this? The men get to keep theirs! WHY!?

Post # 14
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I personally find hyphenated names to be incredibly obnoxious and unnecessary.

Keep your own name if it’s such an issue. This is just my personal opinion…it’s just too much trouble and work in my mind.

Post # 15
3355 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@SupermarketGirl:  there are men who change theirs too you know ..

Post # 16
9481 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My original plan was to change my middle name to my current last name and add FI’s as my last.  I decided that I’m going to drop my last name all together.  I’ll be going from Miss T to Mrs. H soon.  Crazy.

ETA: SupermarketGirl: Fiance and I are very old school and traditional in that sense.  We both agreed that it’d be in our best interest if I changed my last name.  I have no qualms about it and find it rather exciting.

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