(Closed) Keeping or changing your name?

posted 6 years ago in Names
  • poll: Are you keeping your name or changing it?
    I am keeping my name for good! : (11 votes)
    13 %
    I am taking my husband's name. : (58 votes)
    66 %
    I am doing a hyphen with my old and new name. : (7 votes)
    8 %
    I am keeping my name until babies come into the picture ( then we will talk about a change). : (4 votes)
    5 %
    My husband and I are creating a new name for both of us to take. : (2 votes)
    2 %
    My Spouse/Husband is taking my name. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other explained below : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not doing this, but you should add an option for “My Spouse/Husband is taking my name.” We thought about doing that, but MyFirst HisLast sounds better than HisFirst MyLast.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was originally going to hyphen, but some people in my life that have some sort of punctuation said it was kind of a pain going through life with a punctuated last name on formal documentation. Fiance and I are of different ethnicities, so at first, I thought I would be “losing myself” if I took his. The I realized I’d rather appear as a team with him and the children (who will take his name only) so now I’m losing my middle name (which I hated anyway), moving my last name as a middle name, and taking his last name.

    Originally, I wanted to wait to decide, but marriage licenses here in California make you decide when you apply!

    Post # 5
    Member
    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My fiance has his dads last name who wasnt a part of his life so we are changing it all together, now we just gotta figure out a new last name :-/ Suggestions anyone? haha jk

    Post # 7
    Member
    478 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve narrowed it down to one of these three options:

    Myfirst Mymiddle Mylast (no change)

    Myfirst Hislast Mylast (his surname becomes my middle name)

    Myfirst Mylast Hislast (my surname becomes my middle, his surname becomes my last)

    Post # 8
    Member
    478 posts
    Helper bee

    I’ve narrowed it down to one of these three options:

    Myfirst Mymiddle Mylast (no change)

    Myfirst Hislast Mylast (his surname becomes my middle name)

    Myfirst Mylast Hislast (my surname becomes my middle, his surname becomes my last)

    Post # 9
    Member
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Keeping my name not changing it, Fi isn’t thrilled about it and I’m ok with that.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am taking his name.  It will be MyFirst MyMiddle HisLast.

    I think I would have a harder time changing my name if I felt super attached to it, but the truth is that my whole life, I’ve thought it was boring.  My first name is quite common, and my last name is REALLY common, and I’ve even met a few people in my life who have the same first AND last name as me…  I am looking forward to sharing the same last name as my husband for multiple reasons, including this one!

    Post # 12
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    3357 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Marriage licenses in Hawaii make you decide too. You have to input your declared names on the license.

    I took his. I wanted to be a team, and his last name was too long to hyphenate. having my maiden name as my middle was just odd to me.

    Post # 13
    Member
    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’m keeping my name. Fiance is totally fine with it and I’m attached to my name.

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    16191 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I took my husband’s name. I still miss my maiden name sometimes, though!

    Post # 15
    Member
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I voted other, since I’m gonna have my last name be my middle name, and I think I will give it to my children as a middle name too.  It’s just easier for me than a hyphen, but I won’t lose myself altogether.

    Post # 16
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    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Firinne:  Thats interesting.  My fiance and I are both Trinidadian and I didnt even think to perhaps find something with that origin.  A hybrid of our last names would be Hopski haha or Wolwood also haha. Thanks for posting that comment though, thats something I didnt even think of.  Good luck with picking out a new name!

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