(Closed) Last name as middle name…WEIRD??

posted 5 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think thats actually pretty typical. Its not the first time I’ve heard of someone doing this.   

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

tons of ppl do that, so it’s not weird. If you’re unsure about changing your name, I wouldn’t. I was on the fence, and didn’t end up changing it and I’m so glad.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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ash0305:  Are you talking about having your name be Firstname Maidenname Hislastname? That’s actually the most common way of changing your name in my circle.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Not at all. I know several women who have done this.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

Not weird at all–quite common actually. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Not weird at all; in fact, it’s exactly what I plan to do. If I remember correctly, it’s a very, very traditional thing in the South. I think if you want to do it, you totally should, and I also think that your fiance needs to get on board because this isn’t his name or his choice.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I’m thinking about doing this as well. Not weird!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

It’s pretty common. I’m doing this as I’m happy to change my last name but my sister and I are the last two people with our last name so it feels like a nice way to honor it. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

That’s what I did. It’s what every woman I know has done but like another poster said maybe it’s a southern thing? I didn’t want to lose my old last name either. Not sure why your fiancé thinks it’s weird? 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

If your fiance has a huge issue, that’s something  that should really be addressed soon. 

Fwiw, I went with First Middle Old Last New Last, with my middle and old last BOTH as middle names, new last is just new last. In business I use First Old Last New Last much like they are both my last (the way I see it, it’s the same as being Mary Jane Smith or Jo Anne Jones)

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It’s not weird, I’ve heard of a lot of people doing it, but I wouldn’t do it myself. I feel like my parents gave me my middle names, where taking my dads last name was pretty much a given when I was born, so I want to keep the names they actually GAVE me , if that makes sense lol 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

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ash0305 :  nope. my husband is fine with it. everything else is much easier because I didn’t change it. I do go by his name socially (which just means if friends/family send us something it’s addressed to “the smiths”).

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