hyphenating? whose name goes first?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 5
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t think there are any rules. So I would just do what sounds the nicest.

Post # 6
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah, I think it depends on what sounds the best (sorry!). I knew a couple that had english and a greek surnames, which were difficult to combine. So they ended up using only the first syllable of the greek surname with the british name (which was also one syllable) and it sounded really good. Just play around with the sounds and see what happens 🙂

Post # 7
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve only seen hyphenated names for women, and it was Mrs. Bride-Groom.. like she just added it to the end.  I’ve never seen a guy with a hyphenated name though.  Now I’m really curious!

Post # 9
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m doing it bride-groom (Fi is not taking my name, I am just hyphanating), most of the hyphanated names I’ve seen have done it like this, but I have seen it the other way also.  

Post # 10
706 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We both hyphenated.  We are Hisname-Myname, mostly because it sounded better.  We could have done it the other way, but it didn’t flow as well.

Post # 12
8472 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m thinking of doing that, and will have mine first and his last.  I don’t really think it should be the other way around.

Post # 13
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Michelle_Matt 2013:  I have a male friend (unmarried) with a hyphenated last name.

Post # 14
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m gonna be Mrs Groom-Bride, purely because it sounds better!

Post # 15
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve seen both.  My assistant is doing Mr. and Mrs. Bride-Groom because it sounds better. 

Check, but I’m pretty sure that as far as Social Security is concerned, only your first last name actually “counts.”  That’s why most couples would be Mr. Groom and Mrs. Groom-Bride if only she hyphenates. 

Post # 16
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My mom hyphenated (bride’s name-groom’s name) and my dad didn’t but all three of us kids have a hyphenated last name (dad’s name-mom’s name). Since it was only my mom and her sister this kept the name going.

Only problem is now what do I do? Do I have 3 last names? Or have to drop my moms. Oh, and they had 3 girls >.<

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