(Closed) name change? with POLL

posted 5 years ago in Names
  • poll: what did you do to your name?

    left it alone

    changed entirely


    changed middle name

  • Post # 2
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’m begrudgingly changing mine. :/

    Post # 3
    1908 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I changed my last name to his, had absolutely no qualms about it.

    Post # 4
    917 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015 - Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception / Courtyard Marriott Legacy Ballroom

    I happily changed my last name to his and replaced my middle name with my maiden name. I wasn’t a huge fan of my middle name

    Post # 5
    5092 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    mrsrodross:  This is awesome! A friend of mine did this and she’s the only person I’d heard of who took that approach.

    DH and I both kept our names; it never even occurred to him that we’d do otherwise. I believe his exact words on the subject were, “But you’re Mightywombat Lastname. It would be so weird if you were Mightywombat Husbandsname.”

    Post # 6
    1496 posts
    Bumble bee

    I happily changed my name. It’s what I wanted to do.

    Post # 7
    834 posts
    Busy bee

    I will be changing mine to first name, middle name, his last name and I am another in the camp of didn’t mind one bit.

    *edit* I also personally feel that it is more important to keep my middle name as that was the name that my parents put a lot of thought and consideration on giving me. It was chosen for me by the people who love me the most. My last name has no importance as it has just been passed down and even changed multiple times after coming to the US. It has no sentimental value for me. 

    Post # 8
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I’m changing my last name but can’t decide if I want to keep both my middle and last or change my maiden to my middle.


    I am excited to change my name and can’t wait!!

    Post # 8
    3064 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    twistaway:  I just changed mine today…if it didnt matter to my husband I would have left it alone

    Post # 10
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I happily changed my last name. 

    My maiden name was two extremely common names hyphenated together, leaving me with a last name that had 15 characters. It never fit on anything and made my work-life difficult because people would constantly get my name wrong or misspell my e-mail address and I’d miss out on important messages. It was just annoying and a hassle overall. Plus one of my last names was my biological father’s name, who I hate and don’t want to be associated with. While I love my mother’s side of the family (my other last name) it wasn’t like it felt as though it was personally my family’s name, as it is one of the most common names in America. 

    So, I changed it when I got married and I absolutely love my name. It sounds really good with my first name and I get compliments on it all the time! Plus it’s unique and only four letters, which is such a welcomed changed after writing my long-ass maiden name all those years lol! 

    Also my husband wouldn’t have cared either way. Many women in his family (including his own mother) kept their maiden names, so my decision wasn’t at all influenced by him. 

    Post # 11
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee

    When I married my exhusband I USED his name, but I never legally changed it. At the time I changed it on my drivers license (then you didn’t need to show a marriage cert to prove it). So a good number of years later I knew I was going to get a divorce (already separated). I got a random call from HR asking for a copy of my SS card and my ID. Well they obviously didn’t match up. Since we have govt contracts this was a no no apparently. I was told I needed to go get my name changed otherwise they would hold my paychecks!

    So just months prior to filing for divorce I finally legally took his name! >:[

    Post # 12
    4078 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016


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    mrsrodross:  I am planning to add his last name and have a double barrelled last name.  Not sure if my state allows it, but I like that option the best – otherwise I’ll have two middle names. 

    Post # 13
    651 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

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    mrsrodross:  I will be changing my last name to his. I love the idea of making your maiden name your middle name and then making his last name yours! No one can pronounce my last name, it’s a mouthful so I’m excited to take his short and easy to pronounce last name. I won’t be making my maiden name my middle name because of how long and hard to pronounce it is.

    Post # 14
    2814 posts
    Sugar bee


    Keeping my name.  My children, foundation and various trusts are all in my name and it would be a hassle to change them.

    Post # 15
    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Happliy changed my surname to his. there was no way i was putting my surname (15 letters) as my middle name.

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