Post # 1
Pretty soon after we were engaged (and actually before that…) my Fiance and I decided that he would take my name after our marriage. He’s only met his father a handful of times and doesn’t want to carry on the name, and he really likes my family.
I think it’s quite neat as does the rest of my kin.
It’s small, but I was thinking today of how our officiant will announce us. At first I was thinking “Mr. and Mrs. Hisfirst and Myfirst Mylastname”. But since he’s taking my name, should my first name be announced first?
Has anyone else done this?
Post # 3
There was just a poll about this, I’ll see if I can find it. I think it is very cool! I wanted my husband to take my last as part of his middle, but got shot down. 🙁 I think you announce with his name first. “Mr and Mrs HisNAME and HerName LastName.”
Post # 4
I think the way that you wrote it out above is just great!
Post # 5
I think it’s really cool. We both took each other’s last names as second middle names… not exactly the same, but I’m so happy that we both have each other’s names!
Post # 6
This is the post I was talking about! You might find it interesting.
Edited to add: Sorry there are negative comment are the article. I meant the supportive bee comments below!
Post # 7
I love this! I think your name should be announced first and it sounds great. I wish I could get my fiance to use my name, but he’s pretty attached to his. 🙂
Post # 8
God, I wish. I like mine SO much more.
Post # 9
I would LOVE if my Fiance took my name as a last, but he is taking it as a middle name for himself, which is the next best thing for me 🙂
And i think the way you wrote it works! No need to overthink it.
Post # 10
wow – does his male friends know about this and whats their reaction??? i cant imagine an aussie bloke doing that
Post # 11
That’s fantastic! I think you can announce in what ever order you want, sometimes one name sounds better first depending on what they are.
Post # 12
@eloping: I thought there’d be a hullabaloo as well, but nope. Not a one! The only elevated (yet good-natured) reaction we’ve received thus far was from his Mom who stated “…the whole reason I kept that name was because it was yours!” We had a good laugh.
Post # 13
thats great to hear MissHelen! congrats
Post # 14
I like the way you wrote it too. Nice! My fiance has said he wants to combine our names, so we might end up being Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Jane MyLastName HisLastName.
Post # 15
I LOVE that your FH is doing this!
I love my last name. I would hate to give it up for any reason.
Ask your wedding officiant for advice. If she/he is not religious, she has dealt with this many, many, many times.
If religious, then phone a couple of officiants of gay weddings in gay-marriage-legal states. They deal with this constantly!!!
Congrats to you for finding such a great guy!
Post # 16
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I agree, what a sweet fiance you have. 🙂
My fiance offered to do that for me because I’m the last in our family name line, but I just adore his name and wouldn’t want him to give it up. I’m taking his last name, and my last name will be my middle name.