(Closed) Mrs or Ms?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I found this out after I’d been doing it the wrong way (I kept my maiden name as well).

You are:  Ms. YourFirstName YourLastName and Mrs. HisFirstName  HisLastName

Post # 4
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2407 posts
Buzzing bee

Ms. 

Post # 5
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150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You can call yourself and ask others to refer to you whichever way you prefer.

Post # 6
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40 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@oracle:  Always a Ms for me since I was 16 … When I married i kept my name when we had kids we went double barrel ….. Getting married again and I will have a newdouble barrel 

Post # 7
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3375 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You’ll never be Mrs. MaidenName

You can be Ms. MaidenName or Mrs. HusbandName (even if you kept your maiden name you can still go by Mrs. Husband socially).

Post # 8
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40 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@oracle:  Always a Ms for me since I was 16 … When I married i kept my name when we had kids we went double barrel ….. Getting married again and I will have a newdouble barrel 

@PinkMagnolia:  Says who ??

You can be called whatever you want 

Post # 9
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9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ms. is technically correct, but either is fine.

Post # 10
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280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Formally you’re Ms. MaidenName, informally you’re whatever you please! 

Post # 11
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7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ms.  I am am Ms. too.  I like it.  I feel like I am saying whether I am married is no one’s business but mine 🙂  (But that is just me.)

Post # 12
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2577 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know that you can be Mrs and keep your last name- it just seems funny to me. I think Ms is more appropriate.

Post # 13
Member
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Technically “Ms.” is correct. I’m also not changing my name. I want to get some traditional wedding accessories that say “Mr. & Ms.” instead “Mr. and Mrs.”  Ms. for life!

Post # 14
Member
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’m doing the same thing. I’ll be going by Ms. MyLastName I’m also a teacher, and normally go by Ms. anyway. I have a son and I’m not married, but many students assume I’m always “Mrs.” I HATE that. I make a point to use Ms. whenever I can. It’s plastered all over the board the first day, on all of their paperwork, I have signs saying it. lol. It’s always proper to use Ms. IMO. Mrs. is only when you know for sure the woman is married AND prefers Mrs. Miss is only when you know for sure she’s young, not married, and prefers to go by Miss. lol.

Post # 15
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16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Ms. is “technically” correct. I think? But at the end of the day, no one (outside of a thread asking for opinions) is going to tell you that you’re wrong either way. 😉

Post # 16
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ms. but honestly I always believe it should be all about preference.

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