(Closed) how are titles used when keeping maiden name professionally?

posted 8 years ago in Names
  • poll: How would you address a doctor who keeps maiden name professionally in social situations?
    Dr. First HisLast : (10 votes)
    83 %
    Mrs. First HisLast : (0 votes)
    other (please explain) : (2 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    2779 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    You don’t lose the title. However I would address you as Dr. First HisLast in a social situation as that’d be my way of acknowledging your marriage. I don’t know if that’s etiquette standard but that’s what I’ve always been taught to do.

    Post # 4
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Who cares about etiquette!  I would still be Dr. First Maiden Last!

    Post # 5
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would just address her Dr. First Maiden.  Can’t go wrong with that since that is legally her name.  

    Post # 6
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    You definitely keep your “Dr” in social situations! I have several family friends who have done just as you have and, depending on the couple, I either addressed their invite to “Drs. John and Jane Smith” or “Dr. Jane Miller and Dr. John Smith.”  

    It gets a little complicated because you are taking his name socially, just not professionally, but I think it’s up to you to decide how you would like to be formally addressed: Dr Maiden or Dr HisLast. Either is fine and, once you put your return address as such and pass the word around, people will do as you ask (generally)

    Post # 7
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If you are a Doctor, you have earned the right to always be addressed as Dr. -and in your case- if you want to keep your Maiden name- you will be Dr. FirstName Maiden.

    If I were you, I would be addressed this way always- that is the correct way for people to address you.

    My sister does Dr. FirstName Maiden (and then will add HisLast when she wants to to acknowledge her marriage.)

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