Post # 1
Mrs. Penguin’s poll about whether or not you have changed your last name yet got me thinking… How do you feel about the name? Do you like it? Was it a motivating factor in you legally changing your maiden name?
People commented on the length of the name, it being misspelled, etc.
I have to admit that I am not in love with my new last name. I did it because to me it symbolized that we were official and made the transition into being married finalized. The name itself is a great name. It is four letters and compliments my husband’s first name perfectly. I just don’t think it fits with my first name as well as my maiden name did. Does that make sense?
What are others’ thoughts on this topic?
Post # 3
I’m not crazy about it..But it’s not awful either. I don’t like that my initials are going to be BAG either..I still really WANT to change my name though. I agree with you though, it doesn’t FLOW quite as well as my maiden name. And I have to practice writing my signature because a G is not as smooth in cursive for me!
Post # 4
can there be a neutral response? I don’t have any particular feelings about the name itself!!!….
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2008 - Hotel on the westside of Los Angeles
I like it because it’s short and very simple to pronounce (unlike my maiden name). The bad part is that it is a boy’s name so sometimes people get confused and think that’s my first name.
Post # 6
I have no particular feelings about his name, but I chose to keep mine and not hyphenate because the combination of both our names is too comical to work in real life
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception
I do like his last name, I especially like that I can tell someone what it is and not have to spell it for them (like I have to do with my WHOLE name) I just don’t particularly like how it sounds with my name. Does that make sense?
Post # 8
i don’t hate it but i don’t like it either… i just think it’s so common and plain. it also doesn’t work with my maiden name so i can’t really hyphenate it.
Post # 9
his name is okay, but i think i like my own name better. both of our last names are verbs so if i used both, it just sounds like a weird command!
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
My maiden name was so easy, I never had to spell it, and it had one syllable. Now I have an O’ name that I have to spell all the time. I do love it though- I think it sounds nice with my first name and it’s much more unique than my maiden name. Took me awhile to get used to but now I’m loving it 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2020 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum
It’s just as simple as my maiden name, but much more common. Also, since mine is so rare (like, everyone with the same last name is likely related to us) I have to spell it all the time. Hopefully I won’t have to spell the new one.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Haha, great thread! I voted for "love it"… it’s very unique. BUT… I don’t love it… on me? It’s like a beautiful dress that is totally my style but doesn’t fit my body type. If that makes any sense. My maiden is very unique and so is Mr. Peng’s last name, so I don’t really like it "more or less" than my maiden name. I just fit better within my maiden name 🙂
Post # 13
I could not wait to get rid of my name for his. I went from nine letters to five. Meyer. Isn’t that a perfectly normal name? I love it!
Post # 14
I’m not crazy about it. It fits his first name perfectly but it sounds odd with mine. I have a very identifiably cultural first name and his last name is very clearly from a whole other culture so it just kinda sounds a little weird. Also, I went from a 6 letter last name to a 10 letter name. yeah….
Post # 15
I hate my DH’s last name. It sounds like -rrhea, the suffix for "flow" or "discharge". When we have kids, the names Conor, Sebastian, Diana are out otherwise they’ll forever be known as:
Gonorrhea, Seborrhea, and Diarrhea.
I love my last name and it gets lots of compliments, so I’m working on getting him to take mine instead, lol. We’ll likely just keep the names we were born with.
Post # 16
My last name was only 4 letters, yet difficult to spell and pronounce, now my last name is 6 letters, slightly easier to spell, and slightly easier to pronounce. Also, my students have stopped turning my last name into a song. My last name sounded a lot like "row", so I got a lot of "row, row, row the boat".