(Closed) How do you introduce yourself if you did NOT take your husband’s name?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@occhiblu: I’ve always wondered about this. Socially, if people call me Mrs. HisLast, I’ll be ok, but networking/professionally, I will be Mine-His. I think we’ll just introduce ourselves by first name, and if people do that ‘Oooh, Fiiiiirst…..’ then I’ll just reply ‘First Mine-His.’ Sort of the lazy way out, making them ask me 🙂

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Would you want him to say, My Wife First Name?  I don’t think its too emphatic if it is a work related environment.  It indicates you may be known professionally by your own name. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’m not married yet but I plan to make it clear whenever it’s possible to do so without being completely obnoxious that I don’t share a last name with my husband.  I think introducing yourself with your last name is totally fine.  

Post # 7
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5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@occhiblu: I think introducing him first makes it easier to flow, whether he says your name or you do. I.e.- “I’m Brad Pitt, and this is my wife, Angelina Jolie-Pitt.” *or* “I’m Brad Pitt…” “…and I’m (his wife) Angelina Jolie-Pitt.” 

Maybe make it a team effort? 🙂 If he’s on board ahead of time, you two can navigate the intros smoothly.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@occhiblu: I’d have him do the intro, if it’s people he knows, as “This is my wife, YourFirst YourLast” that way there isn’t any confusion. If he’s not by your side, then I like @indibee:‘s suggestion 🙂

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