(Closed) How do you really feel about changing your last name?

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: I am...
    Thrilled to change my last name : (90 votes)
    35 %
    Willing and happy to do so but will miss my last name : (119 votes)
    46 %
    I am not changing my last name : (48 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m a little sad about it honestly which I didn’t expect to be. My entire life I wanted an easier last name and couldn’t wait to be mrs. Z, but now that the time has come im procrastinating. I know I’ll change it soon but it’s still a bit bittersweet. At least there a few in my family to keep it going!

    Post # 4
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Personally, I was really excited to change my last name. While I’ll always be part of the family that raised me, I have my own family now so it was a natural transition ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The only remorse I feel over losing my last name is that it flowed so well in my signature. My maiden name is Erin Shadle, my signature is eshadle. All loopy and flowy. My married last name will be Vanukoff. I just can’t get the e and the v to flow. 

    Post # 6
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m looking forward to changing my last name, I no longer have a relationship with my dad so the family value isn’t there for me. Also, I’m currently about to have our first child, and since our child will have FI’s last name, I can’t wait til we all share a name ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Happy and excited to share my name with FH, not so excited to share it with Future Father-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law. Especially when they joke about me leaving my family behind and joining theirs.

    Post # 8
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m happy to take FH’s, but I’ll also miss mine. I know it will take some getting used to, after all, my last name has been my last name for my whole life. But, I’m still keeping it around by dropping my middle name and using my maiden name in its place ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 9
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’m willing and happy, but sad at the same time.  I hear ya!  I figure I will get used to it in time.  It’s worth it when I say my name with his last name and his face lights up.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It will be weird, but I am excited!

    Post # 11
    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t feel like I’m losing a part of myself, but I already miss it lol. Maybe it’s because my new last name is LONGER

    Post # 12
    3580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I just don’t understand the point of it.  That’s how I feel about it.  I didn’t have that option.  ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 13
    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    My first name is Nigerian, and my Fiance is Dominican. To me a Nigerian name and a common Spanish name (think “Lopez”, Rodriguez”, etc.) sounds so strange together. My current last name is American and it’s easy to say with my first name. Fiance wants me to drop my last name completely and take his, but I think I’ll hyphenate, only b/c it’ll just be weird to say otherwise!

    Post # 15
    9667 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I will really miss my last name, but I am happy to change it.

    Post # 16
    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I will be changing my last name after the wedding as I want to have the same last name as my husband and my pets! I really don’t like my fiances last name though so am going to miss my own! My last name is prob one of the top 3 most common last names out there which i used to hate, but it’s easy and i’ve never had to spell it out to anyone, my fiances last name is extremely unusual and you have to spell it for everyone and they still usually get it wrong! So as much as i’m excited to have the same last name as my husband I really wish he would change his last name to mine. He won’t though he is the only male left is his family, no uncles or anything so if he doesn’t carry on the family name it will end there.


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