(Closed) Fiance with hyphenated name…?

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

That is a really tough one. I feel you on wanting to grab onto one, non-hyphenated name to keep for your entire family. You know, some couples invent a new name when they get married, like Mrs. Star and her husband who both took her stage name. Or like my FI’s aunt and uncle, who combined the first half of his last name with the second half of her last name to create a new last name.

If he doesn’t want to do that, you could take just one of his hyphenated names, and then give that name to your kids, but I’m guessing he won’t be game for that if he embraces his last name as being just one name.

Post # 4
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@IvyClimb: I was thinking the same thing. A single, new name that has some meaning to you both might be really appropriate.

Post # 5
581 posts
Busy bee

Granted, my sister is in her fifties and her children are grown, but when she remarried this is what she did:  She is Sarah Smith for work and legal paperwork,  and she is Sarah Jones for social areas of her life. 

I’ve always wondered how you handle a couple who marries and each has a hyphenated name, but the wife doesn’t want to totally give up her maiden name.

Or, when children come along, whose last name is used if the Mrs. and Mr. have different last names?  

Post # 6
852 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are not in a situation like yours, but we are doing what LittlestBirds stated.  We are making a new name with first half of my last name and last half of his last name. I’m excited!

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