(Closed) Did you take his last name??

posted 4 years ago in Engagement
  • poll:

    I took his last name

    He took mine

    I kept mine and he kept his

    We hyphenated our last names

  • Post # 2
    10544 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I will be changing my last name (haven’t filled out the paperwork yet) I share my first and middle name with my aunt and grandma which is enough of a connection with my family for me, plus my last name is super common so it’s not that much of a connection to begin with.

    Post # 3
    3535 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I made my maiden my middle name, and took his. It was really important to him and I enjoy having his last name (guess I’m more traditional than I thought). 

    Post # 4
    4240 posts
    Honey bee

    I didn’t change my name. 🙂

    Post # 5
    667 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ll be taking his last name. I’m undecided as to whether I’ll be keeping my last name as a middle name or saving it for a future child’s name.

    If I go the middle name route, I’ll probably keep my middle name also… which will give me an extremely long name, lol. It would be first name (2 syllable) middle name (3 syllable) maiden name (2 syllable) then FH’s 3 syllable last name

    Post # 6
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

    I will be taking his last name

    Post # 7
    2803 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I will be taking DHs name officially in January. I am going by it for the most part, and then hyphenating on other things for the sake of ID. I am a Stay-At-Home Mom so really the only times I use my legal name is with doctors.

    It was never a question for me. I’m pretty traditional though.

    Post # 8
    3212 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

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    anonabee55 :  I hear you on the family connection bit! I changed my name because his is a lot easier to spell, hyphenation wasn’t an option with the length of my name, and I want to have the same (easy) last name as our eventual children.

    Post # 9
    4039 posts
    Honey bee

    No change. And we’ve been happily married almost 40 years.

    P.S. His brother’s wife didn’t change her last name, either; his sister changed hers – go figure?

    Post # 10
    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2017

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    xo_futuremrsbear :  I’m going the first name -middle name – maiden name – new last name route. I need to look into the legal steps to make that happen though, because I think it’s much more involved than a normal change. 

    Post # 11
    2129 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Yes, I changed my last name to my husband’s 🙂

    Post # 12
    7892 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I also took his last name and shifted my maiden name to my middle name. That way both last names are a part of you. 

    Post # 13
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I took his last name 🙂 I like sharing a name with my hubby 

    Post # 14
    1153 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I was going to take his, which I was 100% happy with. And then he completely surprised me and said he wanted to take my last name instead! I’m super excited about it!

    Post # 15
    1359 posts
    Bumble bee

    I took his last name; we both took my maiden as our middle names.

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