Post # 31
if you remember the show, trading spaces. the host was paige davis. she married patrick page and became paige page.
i was friends with a girl who married someone who’s last name was the same first name as her but had an E. so she became kelly kelley.
it happens, i wouldn’t let this stop you if you love the person.
Post # 32
This almost happened to me. My ex that I dated four years had a last name that phonetically sounded almost the same as my first name. We were never even engaged but I was constantly teased by different people who put two and two together. I really wanted to do a hypenated name if we got married eg. Eurasian Bee-Eurasian but he wouldn’t hear of it. Thankfully my FI has a name that goes lovely with mine.
Post # 33
I’d double-barrel your surnames e.g ‘Kelly Brown-Kelly’.
I have a few stories about this. My uni lecturer was going to double-barrel when she got married, but they decided ‘Weston-Preston’ was a bit much. I also know someone called Holly – she debated with FI about the surname thing, and eventually she took his name anyway. She is now Holly Garland. Aside from the Christmas jokes, she’s fine with it.
Post # 34
As someone who grew up with a different last name than the rest of their family, I looked forward to sharing a last name. I also didn’t want to keep my maiden name, because I don’t have a relationship with my father or that side of the family and had no connection to the name. I don’t like the idea of making up a new name either. As strange as it is, I would just take the last name, I’d probably start using my middle name or initial to break it up or start going by a nickname.