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

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: I am...

    Thrilled to change my last name

    Willing and happy to do so but will miss my last name

    I am not changing my last name

  • Post # 32
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    1886 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m happy to be changing my last name. It will be nice to have one that is easy to spell instead of taking forever to spell it. 

    Post # 33
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    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m really excited to change my last name. I have my father’s last name who I have no relationship with at all. I also really like that I will now have the lat name Kennedy and will share the same last name with my future husband and kids.

    Post # 34
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    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I’m not changing my name, I’ve always liked my last name and never wanted to have to change it then one day I grew up and realized I didn’t have to just because I was getting married.

    Post # 35
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    6414 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I don’t care either way. Since were both changing our name to something new we’ll have to wait until we have more money anyway. I hate my last name now so I guess I’ll be excited when the time comes.

    Post # 36
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    398 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am planning on changing my last name but ever since Ive gotten married I’ve been suspiciously procrastinating about it… my husband keeps asking me to fill out the paperwork, and I keep saying “I’ll do it later” and then not even looking into it. I don’t mind his last name and both families were ok with me changing it, but I’m really proud of my last name, and I’m having a hard time letting it go. I didn’t think it would be an issue, but suddenly it is. I don’t even mind using it in social situations… introducing myself as his last name for example, and people referring to me as such, but I feel uncomfortable filling out the actual paperwork. :/ 

    I wonder if that’s something that will just fade with time?

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    definatly agree with the signiture problem my maiden names has a double o and e and its all really round and loopy. FIs name sucks for signitures s and k dont look good together

    Post # 38
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I didn’t vote… I’m not happy about it (my maiden name was really pretty and really “me”, though my married name isn’t bad at all), but it was super important to DH that I change my name. So now I’m trying to get used to it. I’ll be fine with it in time. I’m more happy about it when I think of us as The “Smiths”, and how our kids will have our shared name. 

    Post # 39
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    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’m a little torn, especially because I will need to decide whether I should put my maiden or married name on my doctorate. I also think changing my name is going to be a real pain in the ass.

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I CANNOT WAIT to change my last name. 

    I do not like my last name, it references a penis…

    And my Fiance has a wonderful last name which is the same name of my favorite soda! 

    Plus, I do not want to carry my family’s name in anyway, so really I am glad in all aspects to change my name and cut off all ties to my family. 

     

    If it bothers you though about carrying on your name give your last name or middle name to your children? 

    Post # 41
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    4554 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m really excited. I’ve had to carry around the name of the abusive father (who later left us altogether) for nearly 30 years. Having a new last name–ANY new last name–would be like having a curse lifted, but I am glad it’s his, because it means I get to be with someone awesome.

    Post # 42
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    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m excited. Its a little werid because I’m the first women on my mother’s side after my grandma to change my name after marriage. I love everything about being his wife including his name. Its my choice to change it. just as it is any womens choice to keep their madian name, hyphnate or change it. I also plan on using my madian name as a first name or middle name for one of our kids. 🙂

    Post # 43
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like my last name, Fedeli, which means “faithful”, apparently. It just hasn’t really had too much luck for my family in the faithful department, lol. It’s not always the easiest for people to get, but now I’m going to become a Makosiej…with a silent J. SHould be an interesting change, lol 🙂

    Post # 44
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m happy to change my last name as I currently have two last names that seem to complicate everything.  Plus I’m “moving” up in the alphabet which is exciting to me.

    Post # 45
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    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I need to get the hang of it first! My name is patricia newman, so my signature basicaly looked liked Pat swiggle, Ne swiggle, swiggle, loop. Now It will be Patricia Ogden.

    Post # 46
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I voted for the middle option, but “willing and happy” might be a bit strong.  I will do it and I am a little excited about it but also kind of feel like I want to puke.  I think it’s the wedding-related thing that I have the most anxiety about by far.

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