(Closed) Name Change ?!

posted 5 years ago in Names
Post # 3
Member
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m a professional and my name is kind of like my “brand” if that makes sense. I’ve spent time and money building my business, which is getting my name out there. I thought long and hard about taking his name, or hyphenating. My name is loooooong already. Hyphenating would be a pain, especially since I sign my name constantly. I’ve decided to drop my name and take his. It was important to him, and I like us being a “unit.”

It’s a very personal decision for each woman. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer.

Post # 4
Hostess
11105 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@kyliewattsup:  I prefer Locke-Watts, but don’t you have to have the woman’s maiden name put first? I’m sure that’s what I’ve heard

Post # 5
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

I wanted to keep my name, but after talking to Fiance and realizing how important it was to him, I decided to drop my middle name, make my maiden name my middle name, and take his last name.  

Post # 9
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7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I think alphabetical order sounds better, myself.

Post # 10
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

@kyliewattsup:  my maiden name is Diaz, so definitely not your typical middle name! It’s just what will work for me/us. I know a few woman who have done the same, or whose middle name is their mother’s maiden name.  It’s all about what works for you!

 

if you’re going to hyphenate, it would be your last name-his last name. 

Post # 11
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286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

*few womEN. Whoops 🙂

Post # 12
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716 posts
Busy bee

Everyone has to do what works for them.

I like Locke-Watts better, because when I read Watts-Locke, my weirdo brain read it soundling like

 

Post # 13
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70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@DrDiane80:  I’m surmising from your username and previous post that we’re in a similar profession. I’d appreciate any experience you have in terms of how changing your name affected your career? Obviously much is based on reputation, and although I’m 100% committed to changing mine, I do worry about the professional and career progression implications. Any experiences you wish to share would be welcomed! 

Post # 14
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808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My last name does not suit a middle name at all….but I’m doing it anyway!  I want my maiden name to be in there!  🙂  That way I can still go professionally  by First name Maiden, or First name Maiden new last name or First name new last name. 

Post # 15
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Hislittlebee:  I haven’t changed mine yet, but I assume it will be a long and tedious process, since it will include so much more than the usual social security card and driver’s license. I may have to put a little into “re-marketing” myself, ie”congrats to myself, btw my name changed!”

The soon-to-be Mr. actually had the bright idea of using the announcement in the local paper as a free marketing opportunity. I didn’t plan on doing an announcement, but he’s right. It may help get the word out. Our area is not a big city.

I guess we’ll tackle this one together!

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