Post # 77
Well the name it self is not bad. I wouldnt say i particularly like it but i dont hate it. But i’m not relishing identifying myself as Mrs. Lastname just because thats what his mother goes by and i feel like im identfying myself as her. . .if that makes any sense at all. . . . Also on the funnier side. . .i keep tell my Fiance that i dont like his last name because i am moving from the top of roll call to the bottom, lol (my maiden name starts with D and his last name starts with W)
Post # 78
i voted other — i don’t mind his last name but i am rather attached to mine and feel a little weird about taking his last name for some funny reasons. the last letter of my first name and the first letter of his last name are the same so it sounds weird if you say it fast =P. but i mainly feel ‘other’ about his name because his mother is somewhat of a fearsome woman and her name struck fear into many of our hearts when we were younger. my friends are already starting to poke fun by calling me mrs. FIlastname. *sigh*! hehe, oh well, i guess i might as well get used to it =).
Post # 79
Well gals I’m jealous! You see, I like my FI’s surname, but it won’t affect me in the least bc I won’t be inheriting it. I live in Spain where the couple keeps their original name and the children are the ones who will get them. For example: If his surname is Gonzales and mine is Garcia and our child’s name is Maria, then her name would be Maria Gonzales Garcia. When she has kids they will get "Gonzales" and "Garcia" would be lost forever. Let me just say that I’ve always said "too bad I can’t keep my surname" or "maybe I’ll keep it anyway when I get married" thinking I’d get married in the USA, now that I won’t get his surname I actually want it! Ironic, isn’t it?
Post # 80
I’m right there with azwinelover. I have a very cool irish name both first and last. My Fiance is scottish so that’s ok, but it doesn’t have that ring to it that mine does. Plus, my initials will now be COW. Talk about ridiculous!
I do want to change it, just like others have said, I feel like its the last piece of making things official.
Post # 81
I know I’m definitely changing my name, but I still picked just “like it”. It’s a cool, super-Italian sounding last name, but it’s just not as unique as my maiden name. Like Miss Crabcake, pretty much anyone with my maiden name is a relative of mine, and I like that uniqueness. Plus, I’m still going to have to spell my new name, over and over again.
Post # 82
I love that my initals will be TLC. The change will certainly take some getting used to and I’m already practicing my future signature.
I often wonder if I’ll ever get used to being Mrs. xxx just like my FMIL!
Post # 83
@Brightasthesun – I voted like it, and I’m changing it because I do like his last name but I like mine too. I’m not going to stop being a mylastname and all of a sudden start being a hislastname. I’m going to be a mylastname PLUS hislastname. Does that make sense? 🙂 I also want to keep my last name while adding his because I am proud of my family name and I actually love that most people can’t say OR spell it and that I have a clever little saying to help. I’m not going to have my business cards or work email changed because that would just confuse my already confused customers! LOL Also, my first name sounds better with my last name than his. It would be weird to hear myfirstname hislstname referring to me! LOL
Post # 84
Any time I have to spell my maiden name to a wedding vendor, after we struggle for about 8 years, I laughingly say that not to worry, I’m upgrading and it will be much easier for our daughter when she gets married. I’ve spent my whole LIFE correcting people on pronunciation, spelling, origin ACK! BAILEY is SO WELCOME! It was kind of a joke that I only dated men with easy last names (to spell and say). I wasn’t joking….. 😉
Post # 85
I adore my FI’s last name. My last name causes people to mix up my first name for some reason…My last name starts with "Ash" and my first name ends with an "ee" sound, so people end up calling me "Ashley." This has happened my entire life. It will be great to exchange it for something that is straightforward, easy to spell, and does NOT start with anything that will cause people to mess my first name up!
Post # 86
eh, it’s ok. My first name is unique and my last name is too. I loved that I could google myself and I was the only person who came up.
I am going to keep my last name, which can also be a first if spelled differently, as a second middle name. His last name is a first name as well so I will have 4 first names! haha! I can see the confusion on people’s faces already!
Post # 87
His name was ok, but it was an improvement over my long often misspelled and mispronounced maiden name. It is weird to see my name so short though now 😛
Post # 88
I love my soon to be last name. My last name begins with a R and I hate being last lol..so being bumped to C I can not wait. I know maybe our kids may or may not like having to be at the front of the class but I hated it
Post # 89
I love it. It’s unique and ethnic. My maiden name is just as unique but I have 3 older brothers and 3 nephews and two male cousins with the name so I’m going to happily switch to my FI’s name.
Post # 90
ohhh WOW! well i got to say that i dont like my Fiance last name it does not go with my name at all … im really trying to convince him that is better if i keep my last name… hhmm we will see… his is sooo long!
Post # 91
Oooh I always feel so bad about this – but I really don’t like this last name. It’s so so so so common, and I have a really unique name that I feel just fits so well with my own name! I’m so attached, and all my life I never ever thought I’d change my name. But I will be adding his to mine, I’ve gotten used to that idea 🙂