Post # 1
Everyone is curious about whether I am changing my last name to my fiance’s when we get married… but I haven’t decided what to do yet!! Recently I read that more women are changing their last name today than in the 1980’s-90’s, and the few brides I know that were recently married all changed their names. I am really interested to see what you girls are doing? Thanks!
Post # 3
I am changing my last name.Â For a couple reasons.
1. I have a weird last name that EVERYONE butchers.Â I love the idea having a short last name that everyone will be able to pronounce.
2. I plan on having children with my future husband.Â I don’t want them to be confused by the whole last name thing.
3. I just like the connection/feeling I get when I think of having a new name that I will share with my husband.
Post # 4
I was adopted by my mother’s husband when I was 9, and was given his last name. It’s common, and I always wished that I could have kept my birthname so I will actually be glad to get rid of this name that isn’t mine. Even if this wasn’t the case, I still would take my fi’s last name – I like the idea of being "The Smith’s" Not Mr. Smith & Mrs. Jones-Smith.
Post # 5
I am changing mine. I’m honored and excited to do so. I feel like the tradtion is important to us both and in my mind there’s really no other option for us – we’ve never even though that I wouldn’t. if I wanted to reamin an individual I wouldn’t be taking on a life partner.
Of course I have nothing against anyone who chooses not to – my thoughts are to each their own.
Post # 6
I love my last name, and it’s great when people recognize it and connect me with my family because I’m very proud of my parents(we’re somewhat known around my hometown because of a family business). However, I think I will be changing my name possibly hyphen, but not keeping just my maiden name.
My mom kept her maiden name for a few reasons and while i really see why she did it and such, it was hard growing up with people thinking your parents are divorced when they lead a happy life together. There was just a lot of confusion from others that I got tired of after a while. Plus people didn’t know hwat to call my mom when they forgot her maiden name.
Post # 7
I too love the tradition and will be taking his last name. I even have a well established last name in my profession, but I’m changing it anyway! They have the new sign all printed and ready to be hung after 10/20!
Good luck with your decision!