Name change – "it's important to me that we/our family have the same last name"

posted 2 months ago in Traditions
Post # 31
8016 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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
4514 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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. 

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