(Closed) Hyphenated Names

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
3522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I hyphenate on Facebook, but nowhere else, lol. It’s tricky because I’m using my last name professionally but his last name socially. I might eventually change my name legally, but it’s such a pain in the ass that I probably won’t bother. When we adopt a kid somewhere down the road, we’ll probably give him/her his last name.

Post # 5
27 posts

@tranquility:Nope. Just my last name. I will follow suit with tradition and NOT hyphenate my name. October 27th 2012, I will become Mrs. H***, I will no longer be Ms. Jamie H*****. 😀 Kids will be H***.

Post # 6
1474 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

@tranquility: Mr. P and I will be both be hyphenating, and we’re going Mylastname-Hislastname. I’ve actually never seen it reversed before, but then again, mostly it’s just women who hyphenate, and maybe they just stick on their husband’s last name after their own? I don’t know. We chose this order because 1) we thought it was the usual/traditional way to hyphenate and 2) because the overall name flows better from mine to his. 

Glad to have another hyphenating bee around the hive! Sometimes it feels like I’m the only one these days. 🙂

Post # 7
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My sister hyphenates with HerLN-HisLN.  If thats what you want to do, go for it!

Post # 8
446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was given a hyphenated name at birth.  Both my parents changed their names to the hyphenated one when they got married, and actually put my mother’s maiden name first in the hyphenated name just because they thought it sounded better, like Ms. Parasol.

Both names in the hyphenated name are unusual.  I have never met anyone outside my family with either of them actually.  I really don’t like my name.  I get lots of blank stares, misspellings, mispronunciations, and general confusion with my name.  If it were Smith-Jones I don’t think I would mind so much.

I fully intend to change my name when I marry just to be rid of this hyphenated monstrosity.  I can’t wait!

Post # 9
14 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I recently got married and am struggling now with all the paperwork I am dealing with that comes with a name change. I am also hyphenating to myname-hisname. Thankfully, it’s only 3 syllables. Professionally, I felt it was necessary to keep my maiden name, but I am also a traditionalist and felt taking his name was necessary also, hence the hyphen. It’s all a personal choice, but in retrospect, now that I’m dealing with the name change paper work, it’s a REAL PITA! Good luck bees!


Post # 10
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am hypenating, and it’s mylastname-hislastname. I think it would be that way too for your daughter – I think of it this way: your “old” last name first, then your “new” last name.

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