(Closed) Going from a unique name to a common name?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@google: I have exactly the opposite problem… I have a common last name and my FI’s is something German I’ve never heard before. I’m not taking his last name though because it’s very very long and my 1st 2 names are already long. Have you talked to your Fiance about keeping you own name?

Post # 4
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This happened to me! I used to be [email protected], and if I googled “First Maiden” the first page were ALL things that had something to do with me. If you typed First Maiden in facebook I was the only one.

Now, I’m [email protected] (after FirstLast and First.Last and FirstInitalLast were all taken!), and people accidentally send my emails to [email protected] all the time and I don’t get them. And if I google my new name, NONE of the results are me (at least for the first couple pages… haven’t looked past that). On Facebook, there are a bunch of us. 

It was weird at first, but I’ve gotten used to it. Plus, my maiden name is REALLY hard to pronounce/spell, and my new one isn’t AT ALL, so it’s been nice not having to spell it out for anyone or have people ask me how to say it all the time.

Sometimes I think about emailing [email protected] and asking her how much money it would take for her to cancel her account so I could have her email address. Haha!

Post # 5
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly I am less excited to take on his *uncommon* last name as it makes it easier to find me! LOL.

I would excited to have a last name I didn’t have to spell all the time. Last year I moved to a street that I don’t have to spell and it makes things way easier when you are giving your address! I lived on a super awkwardly name street before, and worked at an awkwardly  named company, so this is a relief!

Post # 6
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Very few people have my last name, only my family comes up if you search my last name on facebook. If I google my name, I’m the only one that comes up. I sort of like having it because it looks forigen with my first name. The downside is that no one ever pronounces it right. Well, Ukrainian people do, but its very rare that people get it right

I’m taking FI’s last name for sure, but I’m kind of sad about how normal my name would be. But I would feel bad if my kids had to go to school with my weird last name and have to pronounce it for every teacher.

Post # 7
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Luckily I have the opposite issue. My last name is very common and his isn’t so much. My current email address is a variation of initials and names, but I created my married name gmail account, and had no problem doing it.

[email protected] = the first time I’ve ever been able to do something like that!

Post # 8
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

At the moment, I’m the only “me” in the world, and when I change my name, I’ll be one of two in the world.  This makes me a little sad, but ultimately, I’m SO looking foward to not having to spell my last name anymore… I’ll just have to deal with spelling my first name only! 

Post # 9
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011


I was just about to write the exact same thing as in your first 3 paragraphs 🙂 – the emails, the facebook, the google searches, and the name spelling difficulties are all esaxctly teh same for me.

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