(Closed) name change advice?

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I changed my name to my husband’s even though my initials now spell a dirty word.  But I like his name and don’t care if I could be ‘made fun of’ now.  Do what you want, it sounds like you wanted to change your name before these people poo-pooed on it so you should consider that again!

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think it’s cute!  I don’t see how people would make fun of you for it.  And if you are worry about your future kids, children can find a way to make fun of any name, even normal mundane ones.

Post # 7
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Poe-zoe

Post # 8
Member
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I see it and think “Poe Zoe.”  I can see kids making fun of it (don’t know what grade you teach) but I think you should just go with your heart and change it if that’s what you want to do!

Post # 9
Member
14440 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Pronounced Po-zo?  I wouldn’t have thought anything of it if you didnt mention people making fun of it… but now that you have, if you’re a teacher (depends on what grade maybe), I can honestly see how that could easily be made fun.  That said, I still don’t think I’d let it effect me.   I’d say follow tradition if thats what your heart desires.  And just keep them kids in check! =D

Post # 11
Member
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think its cute…and I agree that kids will make fun of everything, no matter whether its easy or not.  If you want to change your name, do it! If you dont, then dont, but either way dont let your friends or family influence your decision. Youre the one who has to live with it, not them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
Member
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would say if you want to take his last name, take it. As for parents pronouncing it wrong, I think they will hear their children pronounce it before meeting you right? So they will probably pronounce it right. Or you can always just start off be saying, “Hi, I’m Mrs. Pozzo.”

Post # 13
Member
5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think if you want to change it you should change it.

My maiden name is very traditional/common and EVERYONE can pronounce/spell it…and I really love it! It shows (clearly) my Irish heritage ๐Ÿ™‚ But I still decided to change it because I really wanted to take my husbands name…even though it is hard to spell and pronounce! 

I would say “poe-zoe”

Post # 14
Member
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think the important thing is that you guys share a last night.  I don’t know if it matters if its yours or his.  If you really feel strongly about it then see if he will take yours.  However, I think it should be because of better reasons then what other people think. 

Just to add, my maiden name is very hard (polish) name.  Every time I meet someone the first thing is always pronunciation.  It does get old.   Even with a simpler married name I think there will always be some pronunciation clarifications.  

Also, When I heard Pozzo, I didn’t think Bozo at all. 

Post # 15
Member
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It wasn’t even clear to me how someone would make fun of that name until I read some of the replies.  It’s really not bad – don’t even worry about it.  Before you said it I was imagining something much worse.

Post # 16
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I think it’s not a bad name and kids are going to make fun of their teachers no matter what – they make fun of each other and they make fun of their teachers – we all did it!  If it’s just your name, it’ll be funny for one day and they’ll move on (my mom, the teacher with bright red curly hair and funky clothes got called “Miss Frizzle” you know, of Magic School Bus fame for YEARS…she just laughed with them!)  I think if you want to change your name, you should!!

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