Post # 1
I’m starting to think that I’m very weird, lol. I have no problem with taking my fiance’s name after we get married next year, but I am dreading when people start calling me “Mrs. S.” It makes me feel old… or like a teacher. Not that there’s anything wrong with being old or a teacher! It’s just not me. Am I crazy? It’s probably partially due to my goal to never be a Mrs… I wanted the title of Dr. I will have the Dr. title almost exactly a year after we get married, and believe me, I will be putting it on ALL the mailings. I have no idea why “Mrs.” makes me cringe so much! Anyone else?
Post # 3
I wouldnt worry about it too much… most people will still say Miss. People are lazy and dont like the extra syllable haha
Post # 4
I have no idea why feel that way. I personally still get Miss a lot unless people know for a fact I am married. I also have no problem with being called Mrs – because I am one!!
Post # 5
When you are a Dr. people will call you by that name!
Mr. and Dr. Calypso.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think even if you don’t take your husband’s last name legally, you’re still socially Mrs. HusbandLastName? You’ll never be Mrs. MaidenName.
Post # 6
I didn’t take DH’s name, so I’m technically a Ms., but I do get called Miss a lot, and it kind of bugs me. Hi, see these rings? Married lady coming through!
Funnily enough I don’t mind it when people call me Mrs. HisLast, I guess because it’s only casually and not official. I do balk at Mrs. HisFirst HisLast, though. Whether I took his last name or not, my first name hasn’t changed, people! /mini rant
I do understand what you mean, though. When Darling Husband and I got to our hotel room after the wedding, the hotel had set out a bottle of wine and two glasses for us with a card saying, “Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. G!” My first reaction was, “Awwww!” My second reaction was, “Wow, I feel old”.
Post # 7
You don’t have to be a Mrs., you can be a Ms.! Other than Miss or Mrs., Ms. is to address a woman without a reference to her marital status. At least that is what I learned in English class.
But I understand what you mean about feeling old. After the wedding, DH’s nephew started calling me Auntie. Everytime I hear it, it still makes me look around to figure out who he is talking to.
Post # 8
@AprilJo2011: Just wait till someone starts calling you Mom. Then you will really feel old.
Post # 9
yeah I didn’t like it either. And I don’t have the greatest relationship with my Mother-In-Law so I hate being called that anyway, because I think of my MIL!! ugh.
most people just call me by my first name, so I’m good for now 🙂
Post # 11
@MrsFuzzyFace: Hahaha, you are probably right! Lol!
Post # 12
i didnt change my name but i find that people use my surname so rarely its not an issue if they think im a Ms or a Mrs, i mean how often do you get called Miss Surname on a daily basis? unless you are a teacher im guessing its not often
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I am a teacher …. haha, and going from Miss S to MRS D has been SUPER WEIRD. But… funnily enough… you get used to it! 🙂
Post # 14
I have been married for a year and NO ONE has called me Mrs. I still put Ms. on everything. Always have always will.
I don’t understand why my title has to change just because I am married.
I will also have the title of Dr. in a year but I don’t really like it and will still go by Ms. socially!
Post # 15
You’re not crazy. I hate when people call me “ma’am.”
Post # 16
lol I’m glad I’m not the only one! I do really want to have the same name as my fiance… just keep the Ms. Hopefully people won’t think I’m being snooty by going by Dr., lol. It’s not for ego reasons!