Post # 1
I’m kind of wondering… For a while I toyed with the idea of ditching my middle name (I hate it anyways, it’s a boy name) and then moving my last name to my middle name… but, my last name is a boy name too!!! ugh. lol, but…..
My Fiance & I have both decided to hyphenate. Yes, BOTH. Why? mainly because he insisted I take his last name, but as I am an only child and my last name stops with me, I insisted that I keep mine and he take his so our children will also have both (he’s the only boy, so his last name ends with him too). Fair, right?
Anywho, I’m just kind of wondering, in a situation like this… how do you decide whose last name goes first? Would it be Mr. & Mrs. groom-bride or Mr. & Mrs. bride-groom? or does it not matter?
Post # 3
@mayflowerbride13: Whichever sounds better.
Post # 4
@asscherlover: really? that easy? cool…. lol they don’t particularly sound great, one is a brittish last name and the other Italian, lol but good to know!
Post # 5
I don’t think there are any rules. So I would just do what sounds the nicest.
Post # 6
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
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 # 8
@asscherlover: fair enough 🙂
@LadyElva: cool, yeah we’ll see what happens
@Michelle_Matt 2013: Maybe we’ll end up with like Mrs. Bride-groom and Mr. Groom-bride or something, if we can… but yeah, lol I wasn’t letting my name go that easy 😉 it was a way for me to test out whether he’d be able to compromise.
Post # 9
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
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 # 11
@mayflowerbride13: I like being first, heh heh
Post # 12
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
@Michelle_Matt 2013: I have a male friend (unmarried) with a hyphenated last name.
Post # 14
I’m gonna be Mrs Groom-Bride, purely because it sounds better!
Post # 15
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
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 >.<