Post # 1
I was under the impression that when you hyphenate you can use, either last name separately or together. a coworker uses her maiden name for work and just husbands name (not hyphenated) for bills etc. c an anyone attest to this? i’m not sure if her name is hyphenated.
edt: she is a NY attorney btw
Post # 3
Everyone I know with a hyphen uses X – Y in all context, at work, social occasion and on legal documents.
My doctor has a hyphenated last name and on very rare occasions, because hers is a mouthful, her nurses and I will just use X rather than X-Y.
Post # 4
My last name is hyphenated purely for the technical aspect of when we have children I will have the same last name as them. My legal things like the SS card, DL etc are with my hyphenated name however I still go by my maiden name and do not use his at all.
Post # 5
This can be pretty fluid. I’m planning on following the example a couple of friends/colleagues have done: I’m going into academia, and will publish under my hyphenated name so that a visible connection will remain to my earlier, pre-married publications published under my maiden name. On a day-to-day basis, though, and especially for family-related stuff, I’ll go by FI’s last name.
Post # 6
i definitely am i going to use his name….but when i become a licensed attorney I want to go by my maiden name. not sure if i can accomplish this with a hyphenated last name.