Post # 62
@MsJ2theZ: We love it! Since we put his name first, he can still go by the name he’s always had. I would have considered moving my maiden to middle, but my middle name is actually very important to me; named after a very dear family member and I don’t want to lose that.
@Mrs.LemonDrop: Yea, Hisname-Myname sounded better.
Post # 63
@Loribeth: I totally understand your thoughts. For me, I saw our engagement, not as him asking me to join HIS family, but for us to become a family together. Hence, a family name that we decided upon together.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that I also viewed our engagement as a mutual decision and not one of him leading the way. Though he did the actual “proposing,” I was in on every decision along the way, including choosing the ring, discussing a timeline for when it would happen, etc. It was never just his decision; our engagement was our decision together and when it came time for me to change my name just because ‘that’s the way its done’ was something I just couldn’t do. We compromised together, chose something together and are happy with the way our names came together.
This is just my train of thought, though, and I respect anyone else’s choices.
Post # 64
I’m dropping my last name & taking my FI’s last name. This is very important to him & I don’t really have a huge attachement to my last name. So I’m excited to become Mrs. Wilson.