(Closed) For fun "last name" poll!

posted 4 years ago in Family
  • poll:

    Kept maiden name (didn't change name when married)

    Took his last name, kept maiden as middle name

    Hyphenated maiden and his name

    Took his last name, no trace of maiden name

    He took MY name

    Another, I'll tell you in the comments!!

  • Post # 2
    3901 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2017

    You can drop both middle names, put your maiden name as a middle name and have his name as your last name. 

    I dont have a middle name 🙁 but I also dont want to put my last name as my middle name and then take his last, I dont like how it sounds :/ dame goes for hyphenated. He wont be taking my name and I dont want him too. So most likely I will be taking his name and that’s it. He wamt to passnob him name. We want our kids to have same name as me and not be hyphenayed so the only option is to take his last name I wish I was in love with his last name as much as I’m in love with him though lol

    Post # 3
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I have my original first and middle, and have mylast his last (no hyphen) as a last name. Somehow this counts as a hyphenated option in the state of CA. I will change it legally next month (after the honeymoon), but it is already on our marriage license. I wouldn’t mind using my first and His last because they both start with the same letter, but I appreciate the flexibility of having all of my names. I wrote an article on my decision that you might enjoy, as it discusses a wide range of options: http://bit.ly/1LYEJlw

    Post # 4
    9936 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

    I dropped mine completely and took DH’s. I love my family, but honestly don’t love our last name. DH said he would have been happy to take my last name……. if it didn’t suck, lol. My maiden name was pretty terrible. 

    Post # 5
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I’m taking his last name but decided on naming our first child my last name (can be either a boy or girl name which is cool).

    Post # 6
    3541 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Taking his last name, keeping maiden as middle, he’s taking my maiden as middle as well. So like if it was Hillary and Bill Rodham Clinton. 

    Post # 7
    1206 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I kept my last name and didn’t take his…I didn’t want to change my name for various reasons. I may consider taking his name when we have kids but if I did I’d drop my last name because they sound bad together and I’m not keen on dropping my name. 

    Post # 8
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Whitetail Ridge

    I took his last name, kept my first and middle. Both my maiden name and married name are relatively simple, but uncommon names, so it wasn’t a big deal to me to take his name.

    I have two older brothers that both have a son, so my maiden name will live on; it really wasn’t even a thought for me to keep my maiden name or to hyphenate.

    Post # 9
    5085 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I took his name and didn’t look back. I’m estranged from my father and his side of the family, so I’ve never really identified with my maiden name and never had the same last name as the people who I considered to be my family. I was happy to take my husband’s name.

    Post # 10
    3468 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Left my first and middle name as they were. Added his surname to the end of mine, no hyphen.

    Post # 11
    1011 posts
    Bumble bee

    When we get married, I’m taking his last name. For one, mine is horrible to pronounce and I’ve struggled with that all my life and I use my last name every single day at work with new people. I’m looking forward to using a name easily pronouncable 🙂 

    but even if his was harder to say, I’d still take it. I’m not super traditional, but that’s one tradition I want to keep. 



    Post # 12
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’m an “other”. We’re both taking each other’s last names as our new middles. So I’ll be Hilary Clinton Rodham and he’ll be Bill Rodham Clinton.

    Post # 13
    8963 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    pipsqueak:  I took his last name and kept my original first and middle so there is no trace of my maidne name. The only person surprised by this was my dad’s older sister (who, for the record, also dropped the same name I did…) but the way I see it I kept the name my parents chose for me. The last name was already a given, but they named me Lilli __ and so that’s what I hung on to. Plus my maiden name is a man’s first name so I thought it was weird as my middle hahaa.

    Post # 14
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

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    pipsqueak:  Ugh.. this is my exact problem. 2 middle names– and I am quite fond of my last name, but I want his last name. *sighs*

    Post # 15
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I’m back and forth on this..not married yet, so I have some time to decide, but I don’t know whether I want to just take his last name, or do that AND keep mine as a middle name. I’d hate to replace my current middle name (it’s a family name), so I’d keep both, but that’s a mouthful.

    Another option like a PP said, if we have kids, I like the idea of using my maiden name as a first name for one of them!

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