(Closed) have you decided to change your name

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m changing my name. I thought about hyphenating it but I think it would just be way too long. Besides, I like the idea of my new name ushering me into my new family unit 🙂

Post # 4
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738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I will be keeping both names on Facebook though! Lol

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Changing current last name to my middle name, and taking on a super generic last name from Fiance. My dad’s kinda sad he is losing his name (we are the only one’s in the country) and I will go from 1 in 365 million to like 1 in 1million in terms of name popularity. At least I won’t have to spell it phonetically anymore!!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

yea Im full changing my name. I find it interesting that times are changing and the question now s why are you changing your name. A few years ago it would have been why not.

I can be pretty traditional and it means a lot to my FH and I really like the idea of us being one under one name. I love my dad but were not close and he has sons to carry on his name. My grandfather on my mums side has 1 son and 6 girls and the son never had any children so his name would die out with my uncle so me and my Fiance sat down and decided that if we have a son hed be named after my grandfathers last name which also functions well as a first name. 

We make it work!! It works for us!! I never worry about losing my independence and sexism and all that stuff because I know my Fiance loves, would die for me and will take care of me so im very secure.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I will change my name I am totally okay with it

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am changing my name. I get asked this question a lot and I always all “why not.” I know my mom is a little disappointed because she’s gotten really into female equality but I’ve never thought that taking on his name somehow makes me unequal. I also don’t want to have to choose a last name for our children or hyphenate.

I suppose if I was the last one with my last name it would be different but I have a brother and tons of first and second cousins that will carry it on.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m changing my name. I really dislike my surname and have always wanted to change it. Even if I never married, I would have changed it to my mother’s maiden name.

It’s also important to Fiance that we have the same surname.

Post # 11
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533 posts
Busy bee

I will be. My fella really likes that tradition and we talked it out a bit and I thought about it a lot. I like the idea of being our own family, even if that’s just taking his name. It’s important to him. Plus it’s similar so it’s easy to adjust to hehe

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mrsedwardslpn:  hyphen due to the fact that I have kids that have the same last name as my current last name

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I am changing (well mostly have changed it, SS/passport/license are officially all changed as of this weekend!) my last name. And every friend I have who has married so far has also changed theirs (despite being brought up liberal feminists who mostly all have very promising careers in which they are making their name…). I feel like the not changing your name, while much more prevalent than it was before, is as of yet not overtaking the tradition of changing your name (not to say it won’t eventually do so though!). I personally just could care less about my maiden name (I have more of a connection to my mother’s family than my father’s and don’t share a last name with them since my mother switched, I would like the same last name as my husband and children, am just not a fan of hyphenating aesthetically, am going from one unpronouncable name to another, love my husband’s more ethnic last name and find it so much prettier than my maiden name, have an older brother who will keep the last name alive even though none of us feel a connection to it anyway)

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I changed my name and I’m so happy I did. I wanted to be a unit with my husband in that way and I am glad that my children and us will all have the same last name. As a bonus, I hated my maiden name and now I don’t ever have to go by it again. It’s a relief. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m going to change mine.  I want the same last name as my future kids.  My theory is that I didn’t choose the name I have now, so whether I keep or change this is my opportunity to choose.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re both changing our names!  We’re taking my last name as a second middle name, and his last name as a surname, and colloquially we will be a two name household.  All of our children will have my last name as a second middle name, and his last name as a surname.  His name gets to be surname because it’s shorter and easier to spell.  My name has more flair, IMO, but tends to not fit onto lines and no one can spell or pronounce it (even though it’s almost completely phonetic).

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