(Closed) I'm cool with his last name… but should I change my first name?

posted 7 years ago in Names
Post # 3
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@JillyCheesesteak:  I wouldn’t … People will still call you the name you have always been called.

I think your name is pretty(if it’s what it says in your user name without the y)

Unless it rhymes; i would not change it.

Post # 5
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you’ve gone by the shorterned version of your name your entire life, why change it now? People are still going to call you that! I don’t see much of a reason to change your name simply because “it sounds better”. Over time you’ll get used to your new name. =)

Post # 6
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@JillyCheesesteak:  Now if your name were Julie and his name were Gulia… I would so see an issue!! LOL.

Don’t stress about it girl!

Post # 9
1990 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

lol this is a cute thread.

I wouldn’t change it because I don’t think it will impact your life much unless you want people to start calling you a lengthened name…

My given name is Kimberly and my nickname is Kimmy but people who don’t know me call me Kim and its not my favorite… I sign things Kimberly like official documents & etc so if you lke the way it looks on paper and want to do that, I think you could. 

But yeah, I think its a lot of effort to get everyone else to start calling you something new. 


keep in mind that very few people will be calling you by your first name AND last name at the same time… family won’t, friends won’t, you won’t hear it that often anway.

Post # 10
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@JillyCheesesteak:  This is kind of off-topic, OP, but I’ve always wanted to name my daughter the longer version of your name (your name as a nickname)… I think it’s beautiful! Unfortunately, DH’s last name puts it in the ‘Julia Gulia’ category. SO SAD!

Post # 14
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@JillyCheesesteak:  I understand your dilemma!

My name is Alex, but my real name is Alexandra. I’ve always wanted to be called Alexandra, but no one has ever called me that– just Alex

I have a single syllable last name now (like Alex Smith), but my Fiance has a very long double-syllable name (like Smithson), and I think it would sound way better to be Alexandra Smithson rather than Alex Smithson!


Unfortunately, I don’t think people are going to start calling me Alexandra anytime soon. 

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