(Closed) Name Change–Second Thoughts

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
39 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

I just got married 5 months ago and was able to change my name on everything rather quickly.  I never told my hubby that i would, i just thought, like you said, when we have kids its nice that we have one last name.  It really should be your decision.  Maybe you should speak to your Fiance and tell him how you feel, he might agree with you in not changing your name.  I don’t regret it.


Good luck :))

Post # 4
5960 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Changed my name, childless by choice and loving it!  Wasn’t so hard to switch and it’s been five years, I just wanted to be on the same team….to me it was a no brainer, but you gotta do what works for you!

Post # 6
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do what feels right to you. 

I did not change my name, after always kinda assuming that I would. I definitely don’t regret my decision, and I don’t feel any less married or anything crazy like that. 

Post # 7
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I had these same name change issues, and that’s how I ended up hyphanating.  Our children will have his last name, i really don’t have a problem if someone calls me Mrs. Hislastname.  But I still retained my last name, and I still have that conection to my past and my family.  

Yes, the most anoying thing has been the name change game. (especially since I didn’t want to do any name changes at first!) I wanted him to come with me for all of the name changes, but the brat got sent out of state for a few weeks for work, and I would rather get this done sooner rather than later.

Post # 8
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I opted not to change my name and i am so glad I didn’t. I don’t mind being called Mrs. Hislastname… but to me I will always be me. I have no desire to lose my identity… so I chose to keep my name. You need to do what is best for you, only you know what will work for you. Best thing to do is wait… no need to hurry… see how you feel in a few mohts/year.

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