(Closed) how many people keeping their maiden name?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I will be keeping my maiden name.  Maybe add a poll?

Post # 4
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m hyphenating, if it was not for DH’s fear of us having different names on checks, I would keep it my maiden name and not think twice!

Post # 5
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m completely dropping my maiden name.  Unlike many people, this was a very easy decision for me.  I’m not particularly attached to my last name, and I like my FI’s last name and the idea of sharing it. 

Post # 6
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I hyphenated mine for personal and professional reasons. I get to be Mrs. Indi with our friends and acquaintences, but at work and for legal things, I’m still Ms. Me-Indi. Hasn’t caused any trouble, other than people never knowing how to spell my maiden name (and I’ve been used to that for 25 years now). I know quite a few women who either kept their maiden or hyphenated, but I also just graduated law school, so I’m sure I know more than the general average due to the profession.

Post # 7
9674 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I will be dropping my maiden name, even though I love my last name and prefer it to my FI’s, I am very traditional and have always known I would take my future husband’s last name.

Post # 8
805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I will take his name as I am like you Jacqui. I want this also because I want to have the same name as my kids will have if we ever make babies 🙂 My own surname is very important to me of course, but I will always be a M…….. and no document will ever change that. My ex was married before and his first wife kept her maiden name for quite some time then after that she double barrelled hers and his name but he told me that at the time he felt a annoyed by the whole thing. 

Post # 9
4371 posts
Honey bee

I’m keeping mine. I didn’t know there was hype about it. 

Post # 10
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I ma moving my maiden name to a second middle name, and taking his last name– I’m not ready to let it go, but I also don’t want a last name that doesn’t fit on anything (my name already has 28 letters, I don’t want to have to sign 34!)

Post # 11
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Irish-bride:  I want this also because I want to have the same name as my kids will have if we ever make babies 🙂

You can even if you keep your name.  🙂  No reason the kids need to be given the husband’s last name…

I’m keeping my last name.  I’m in my 30s, I have a professional career, degree, publications in my name.  I also hate the assumption that women ought to be the ones to change.  My DH’s father abused his family, so why would I want to take his name?  Darling Husband has a PhD and most of his friends kept their last names.

Post # 12
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I kept my name. Of the 4 of us in our social group who got married last year, I am the only one who did not take her husband’s last name. So I don’t think there’s any hype about it. The majority of women are sticking with tradition. Those of us who break that tradition are likely doing it for reasons that have nothing to do with hype or trends or whatever.

Post # 13
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I kept mine. I always knew I would.

Post # 14
3624 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am, for the foreseeable future at least. Maybe I’ll change it when we have kids.

Post # 15
1938 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am hyphenating. Its hard because my initials are D.D. and I love that!!! Changing to D.H. seems really weird! I have a couple other friends who are also double initials and they had a hard time wanting to part with that….. I wonder if its harder for those with double initials or not, because my friends who are not changed without blinking an eye and the others struggled more. I will be more okay with D.D-H than D.H.

Post # 16
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I kept my last name, and told myself I would consider changing it once my grandmother passed away. ::Sigh:: That day has now come, but I don’t feel the urge to change it now, even though there’s no one left for me to be a *maiden name* for any longer.

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