Post # 17
Oh lord, my family makes fun of me all the time. THey find scraps of paper with my new name scribbled across every single space all the time! LIke, I cover the entire page lol. I am left handed and I like to change the angle I write from, So i practice both ways; my fancy writing and my not so fancy writing… lol. My new last name will begin with an F and it’s pretty long, so I practice the flow of it, or even just how to do my initials fast bc it’s harder to initial CF than CR… the flow isn’t the same lol
Post # 18
Me! I practice it all the time. It’s the same number of letters as my maiden name, but the letters are so different! I just can’t get the hang of the Y at the end of my new last name or the fact that I will now have to a cross a T. It’s really throwing me off.
Post # 19
@renwoman: OMG all the time! It’s pretty embarrassing when someone notices…
Post # 20
@renwoman: Yes I practice. It’s made me rethink hyphenating my name. I may just have to stick with my short and sweet surname. Oh woe is me…
Post # 21
I definitely practice…but his last name has 9 letters so I need to get used to it! And frankly, it’s not a “pretty” last name, so I want to be able to write it pretty:P
I fully understand how ridiculous that last statement was…. 🙂
Post # 22
The other day I ran across an old piece of paper with a bunch of practice signatures from grade (?) school. Apparently I thought the more curls and flourishes the better! When my Fiance and were dating I thought that practicing would be bad luck (?). Now it feels very awkward to sign my new name… not doing many curls and flouishes, just takes too much time!
Post # 23
I never even thought about it. .but I will now 🙂
Post # 24
@renwoman: YES! All the time. I’m going from a very long, complicated, unpronouncable Eastern European last name to a nice, short, Irish last name. I can’t wait to use that new signature 😀
Post # 25
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
@renwoman: You should DEFNITELY practice haha !!! I have messed up soooo many times. On big important docs too, where they have to re-print me an entire new form.
I also can’t stop introducing myself as Maidenname. Ugh!!!!
Post # 26
I didn’t before we got married. I should have lol. I don’t know how it keeps getting accepted, I keep getting halfway thru my old one and then realize so i kind of scribble out some mess. I think it’s because the main account I use is my maiden name (we got them prior to getting married) and I haen’t changed it. DH loves pointing out I’m signing it wrong, when we’re at the checkout at a store. They laugh at me there now.
Post # 27
You’d better! 🙂 You’re gonna have lots of forms to sign to change your name and you don’t want them to have a sloppy, shady-looking signature. Or you don’t want them to not match 6 months down the road when you’re finally good at it. People are gonna look at the back of your credit card and give you the stink eye. lol. That’s not true. I could probably sign “Big Bird” on my reciepts and no one would ever notice. Cashiers just want to keep the line moving. 🙂
Post # 28
Yes! I love signing my new last name it’s so pretty and swirly 🙂
Post # 29
Not changing my last name but even I did, it’s the same signature because his last name is one letter short of mine. So signature remains firstinitiallastinitialscribblescribble
Post # 30
@renwoman: Loking at the signatures of everyone in my family, I wondered how my mom’s got to be so neat. Then it hit me. It probably became habit from taking painstaking care to sign her new last name. I know when I try signing it, it ends up being incredibly precise. My current signature is a “doctor” signature. It’ll take some getting used to. I worked out my new initials, though! I have to initial things a lot and my old one was really easy. it took a while, but I worked it out.
Post # 31
I have thought about this but I’m still in denial that I would be changing my last name (to one thats a bit more complicated). It means so much to my Fiance but I just haven’t been able to bite the bullet and look at my name with his last name EEK…just a few more months to be able to practice