(Closed) Ms or Mrs?

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think Mrs indicates “wife of” or something like that.

so I’d say Ms


Post # 4
1186 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes, I preferred Ms. when I was married and had a different last name from my then-husband.

Post # 5
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes, it is Ms.

Post # 6
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Agree for Ms. But even people who do change their name can use Ms, for the record! I did change my name, but I much much prefer Ms., particularly in business relations 🙂

Post # 7
958 posts
Busy bee

@CorgiTales:  +1 

I’m taking a business communication class right now and you’re never supposed to use Mrs. in a business environment unless you know specifically that the woman wants to be called Mrs. Apparently you’re always supposed to use Ms. until someone tells you what they prefer in everyday life. 

@GroovyHippieChick:  I did not know the “wife of” part. Screw that. I’m gonna use Ms. “Wife of” sounds super antiquated.

Post # 8
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you don’t change your name, the correct honorific is Ms. I used Ms. if a woman did change her name, unless I know she prefers otherwise.

Post # 9
327 posts
Helper bee

i prefer ms. not going to change my name coz it’s my identity, i don’t think just because you are married you got to take your husband surname. 

Post # 10
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i did not change my name and i use ms.

if i use mrs and my maiden name, hey, that’s my mom.

Post # 11
2577 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ms for sure.

Post # 12
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Technically, if a woman doesn’t change her name, it’s improper to use Mrs. I’m not quite sure of the reasoning behind this, but I’m keeping my name and will be a proud Ms.

Post # 13
1716 posts
Bumble bee

I’ll always be a Miss. It seems synonymous with my name, I’ve been called Miss Maggie by everyone since the age of 5. I have no idea why though. Maybe it’s a testiment to my Mom.

Now I’m sure once the name change happens, I’ll be Mrs.FIslastname during business stuff.

But I’ll always be Miss Maggie.


Also, Wiki.


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