(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 # 31
    26 posts
    • Wedding: April 2015

    we both hyphenated, we wanted to have the same name as each other and our .children and that seemed to work best. My legal first name is 2 separate names, so I now have 5 names!  Other than space issues,it’s not a problem

    Post # 32
    5085 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

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    serotonin:  Luckily I only had one middle author pub and a few abstracts under my maiden name. When I got married I was in revisions for a first author pub and was able to get the name changed before it was published. That was actually one of the reasons that I didn’t want to wait to get married until after I got my PhD, I wanted my married name on my diploma and dissertation.

    For the pubs that are under my maiden name, I just have a note at the bottom of my CV stating that my name changed in 2014.  

    Post # 33
    4067 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I chose other because I am doing a double barrel last name: First Middle MyLast HisLast. Where I live, I can legally go by either or both last names. I’m sure it’ll end up being confusing, but I love my last name and don’t want to lose it. I also don’t want to just keep mine, so this seemed like a good choice for me!

    Post # 34
    180 posts
    Blushing bee

    I kept everything.  It confuses the hell out of a lot of people, but I took his last name and turned my maiden name into a second middle name.  So if I had been Leslie Noelle Allen before, now I would be Leslie Noelle Allen McMahan (not my real name, of course).

    Post # 35
    9930 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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    serotonin:  I published before I got married, but I published under my married name 🙂 No one name checks, you could publish under Grand Poobah if you wanted 😉 

    Post # 36
    704 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I’m taking his. Although my middle name is Spanish and his last name is german so they sound awful together lol. But my maiden and his does too plus my name is already 22 letters long i really don’t need to hyphenate.

    Post # 37
    400 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m taking his name. My father and I are very, very estranged, so I have always been eager to get rid of my maiden name (considered going through the process to change it to something else without marriage often). My current last name is my ex-husband’s, and I can’t wait to shed the reminder of that awful marriage. 

    I’ve thought about hyphenating another family name that I love (on my mother’s side) with his name, but I don’t know how to go about doing that and I’m sure it’s an expensive process. 

    Post # 38
    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We created a brand new name and both took it!

    Post # 39
    2870 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I took his last name, and added my maiden name as a second middle name.

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