(Closed) How do you feel about your new husband’s last name?

posted 12 years ago in Names
  • poll: How do you feel about your new husband's last name?
    Love it! : (90 votes)
    32 %
    Like it. : (122 votes)
    43 %
    Hate it. : (33 votes)
    12 %
    Other (explain) : (38 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    37 posts
    • Wedding: September 2009

    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
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    can there be a neutral response?  I don’t have any particular feelings about the name itself!!!….

    Post # 5
    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • 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
    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    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
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    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
    30 posts

    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
    263 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    1718 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    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
    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    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
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    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
    1238 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    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".

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