(Closed) How WEIRD is it to see your married name?

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
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1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I stumble EVERYTIME when people say it or when I have to write my signature…and I’ve been married for 10 months….I’m hoping it gets easier soon.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Getting married next month, and while I LOVE my new last name, it will be weird! I know it will take me a while to get used to

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

It was weird for me too. It just seemed like an odd combination of syllables. The more I saw the new name in writing, especially at work, the more I got used to it. Saying it still sounds a little different though!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Yeah I’ve only been married a few weeks and I still am giving people my maiden name just out of habit.

It doesn’t help that I’ve yet to go through the legal name change process, so my drivers license and everything still has my maiden name.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Aanuka Beach Resort

I can’t get used to it… When people say MRS new lastname I say “dont say that too loud someone might hear” haha.

I honestly can’t get used to it, I was freaking out that it was just me haha. Good to know I’m not alone 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I’ve been married 3 months now and still say my old name when I’m on the phone before I correct myself but I find things in writing much easier. 

Post # 9
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4252 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I am starting a new teaching job in the fall so right now I’m taking care of all the paperwork, technology, etc. etc.  I also have met parents and other teachers and have been introduced as “Mrs. NewLastName” and I look around looking for that person…when she’s ME.  Holy crap.  My new work email is my new last name.  They are going to put up signs next to my classroom soon with “Mrs. NewLastName” and I’m all whaaaaaaatttt??  Haha.  I’m glad I did make the decision to add his onto my name but YES it sure is WEIRD.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Not married yet but aquaintances and people who know us already call me by his last name. I like it better than mine. I was reading an article on cnn last night and his last name was in the article. It is a noun in italian and tied to the mafia. That was weird. Not the same weird as the OP though

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

stefano101:  It’s been almost 2 months and it still doesn’t feel like me. I still think of myself by my last name and whenever someone calls me by my new last name I have a delayed response. It doesn’t help that I was warned not to change my name at work by others who had gone through it because it’s a logistical nightmare, so at work I’m still referred to by my maiden name and I work a LOT. Hopefully it’ll feel more natural soon. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ljm308:  I can totally relate to that! I’m a teacher too, and am applying to jobs since I’m moving and I updated my name on my resume/cover letter and am trying to get used to switching over to saying Amy New Last Name when leaving voicemails/introducing myself etc. It’s hard! I totally wanted to take his last name, but its definitely a transition. It’s going to be weird being Mrs. New Last Name rather than Ms. Old Last Name at school like I’m used to, even though it’ll be a brand new school so people won’t know any differently.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

And I don’t know about anyone else  , but  chances are you associate “Mrs NewName’  with   his mum too, which feels weird in itself ….

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