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

posted 12 years ago in Names
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  • Post # 107
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think my hesitation comes with my assosiation with his last name and my future in-laws.  I get along with them and they are very nice wonderful people, but they are very quirky and a bit different. Throughout our relationship I have often said that is so "insert last name".  Now I find it odd that that will be my name because of the association I have created with their oddities.  I will be taking his last name because I can’t imagine not, but it will be a very hard transition. 

    Post # 108
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I love it…I am going to be a Bond girl!!!

    Post # 109
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Our last names are about just as un common. My maiden everyone spells wrong, cant pronounce, etc. His too, but I think that having a last name that starts with a Z is pretty cool!

    Post # 110
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    his name is great – but i like my last name better.  i plan on using my last and his last, and if we have kids all of their middle names will be my maiden name. 

    Post # 111
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I like my FH last name. More importantly I like the idea of us having the same initials after i change my last name (JDN)

    Post # 112
    36 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I like his and will be taking it when we get married. My first and last name always have to be spelled to people, and I will have to spell my new last name to everyone too, but its a little shorter!!

    Post # 113
    1220 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Not a fan.  Combine that with I’m throwing his on the end of my full name (so that I have 2 last names, not hyphenated) and I sound like I’m from some type cast straight out of 1940’s movie about Germany.  Lovely.  I have to spell either name, so that’s not the issue.  His is just not pronounced as it’s spelled. 

    Post # 114
    18628 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I love my new name.  It’s easier to say and spell.  Not that my maiden name was so hard to spell but people still got it wrong because it was unique.

    Post # 115
    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    This is a really interesting thread to read!  My first name has always been the problem name (people both say and spell it wrong constantly), so I’ve always liked having a common and easy to spell last name (Roberts).  I’m going to another common and easy to spell last name (Simpson), so I’m happy with that!  The only downside is now my intials will be B.S.  Haha!

    Post # 116
    1015 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m a little sad to change my name.  I have a very UNcommon Irish maiden name and now that I’m marrying an Irish guy I’m not getting a cooler Irish name, I’m getting a name like Smith only it’s not spelled like Smith. It will be like my name is Smyth so I’ll still have to spell it for everyone (like I have for my whole life with my maiden name).  So no cool(er) Irish name and still have to spell it even though it’s fairly common and not all that exciting.  Oh well.  Good thing I love him to pieces!


    Post # 117
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I never really thought about not changing my name. I don’t like, love, or hate his last name but I’ll change my name when we get married. It’ll be interesting. My mother pronounces his last name as Crumple… completely wrong and nowhere near what it really is… So we’ll have to get through that. She just doesn’t pronouce some stuff correctly.

    Post # 118
    3226 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Not really about me,  but I knew a kid whose last name was “O”

    so one day I heard he filled out some sort of application and they contacted him and said they could not accept it unti they had his complete last name….LOL

    Post # 119
    4381 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    Even though it will be a life-long task of spelling it out for people, it’s such a gorgeous name. I love it.

    Post # 120
    624 posts
    Busy bee

    I really don’t like it.  Most of it is because I haven’t been very welcomed into his family and I don’t really want to share the same name with someone that doesn’t particularly like me and thinks that only their family traditions count and my family doesn’t exist.  I’m having a hard time deciding what I want to do.

    Post # 121
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I love being Mrs. Duff… no doubt about that. I’m happy I took his name and that our children will have the same last name as the two of us.I like seeing our names together now.

    That said, I do not particularly care for Duff as a last name. It doesn’t come out quite right when I say it with my first name and I don’t really like how it looks signed. I also went from having a name with deep roots to my ethnicity to a last name that doesn’t reflect where my family came from.

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