(Closed) Name on award plaque?

posted 5 years ago in Names
  • poll: Name on the plaque?
    Maiden name : (14 votes)
    67 %
    Future married name : (6 votes)
    29 %
    It depends on..... : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    839 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would use my maiden name, no matter how much I hated it. You received that award when your name was your maiden name, and it should reflect that. You can still display it in your office in the future, people know that women change their names when they get married so it’s not like it will confused anyone. If anything, it would be more confusing that you have a plaque with your married name on it from a year before you were married, especially if it also has the date or year on it. You have the rest of your life to use your married name! Just my opinion.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1461 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It depends on you 🙂 I was a co-author on a paper that was submitted about 2 months before we were married and I used my husbands name, because I plan to use it professionally from now on. I did tell him that I was be very irritated if he called off our wedding though ;).

    On the other hand, I graduated from college a month before we got married and I used my maiden name. I didn’t think it was too big of a deal, and like a PP said, I did earn my degree under my maiden name. I thought it would be nice to use it one last time. I think whatever you choose will be fine!

    Post # 5
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @LilliePad:  “I would use my maiden name, no matter how much I hated it. You received that award when your name was your maiden name, and it should reflect that.”

    Agreed!

    Post # 7
    Member
    2966 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Taeyers: 

     Since the award will be received while you have your maiden name, I chose  that you stick with your birth name!

     

    @LilliePad:  This. 

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