(Closed) Did you keep change or hyphenate?

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 62
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
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706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
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2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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.

Post # 65
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7605 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’ll be changing mine.

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