(Closed) honestly curious – question for those NOT changing your name…

posted 8 years ago in Names
  • poll:
    Mrs. MyLastName : (5 votes)
    16 %
    Mrs. HisLastName : (8 votes)
    26 %
    Miss MyLastName : (0 votes)
    Ms. MyLastName : (18 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 4
    7174 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Mrs. MyLastName

    but, I won’t mind if people address me as Mrs. HisLastName.

    Post # 5
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    where I live (puerto rico), its not an issue since the cultural thing to do is keep your name.  I would just go from senorita to senora.

    If I were to move back to the states, I would respond to either Ms. or Mrs and even Mrs. Hislastname, but haven’t really given though what prefix I would prefer.

    Post # 6
    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I go by Ms. now and will continue to do so.

    Post # 7
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Abolutely, Ms. MyLastName. Mrs. MyLastName is my mom; Mrs. HisLastName is his mom.

    And I *strongly* dislike it when someone calls me Mrs. HisLastName–especially when I’ve advised them that I have not changed my name.

    Someone on one of these boards once posted this, which I found helpful. It’s a guide from Emily Post for addressing people.


    Post # 8
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    FRom what I understand, Ms. is the only proper form for married women keeping their name. Miss is only for unmarried women and Mrs. is only for those taking their husband’s name.

    Post # 9
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Dr.  🙂
    Otherwise I would go by Ms.

    Post # 10
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Ms. MyLast Name, but its not a big deal if they call me Ms. Hislastname socially, though I’m keeping my last name.

    Post # 11
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t understand the poll- it is a poll for people who will not change their last name, but some will still go by Mrs. HisLastName?  Do they mean on a casual basis?  Or are those people changing their last name?

    Anyway, I can’t decide whether to be Ms. MyLastName or Mrs. MyLastName

    Post # 13
    706 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I didn’t vote, because there wasn’t an option for what we’re [currently] planning on doing.  We’re both hyphenating, so I’ll be Mrs. Hislast-Mylast and he’ll be Mr. Hislast-Mylast.

    Post # 14
    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @JuneBride- Thanks!  🙂  I see.

    Post # 15
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy

    I think Ms. is the correct title for any married women who kept her name–but I like it best because it doesn’t change due to martial status (just like Mr.).  Ms. can be either, but Miss is technically for unmarried, Mrs. for married women.

    Post # 16
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Dr. MyLast but I don’t mind if people call me Mrs. HisLast

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