(Closed) New Signature???

posted 4 years ago in Married Life
Post # 16
4233 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

My signature is a glorified squiggle. The only real legible part is my first initial (my Dad has the same style of signature, but modeled after his first initial). I have THOUGHT really hard about changing it, but I don’t think I will. Like I said, it’s mostly a squiggle.

My Mom on the other hand has a very ‘school girlish’ signature. She chose to change her signature when she changed her name (because it is one of those rare legible signatures). She has problems for the first year or so of my parents marriage with the bank and whatnot. 

If you do change your signature, follow up with the banks and government to see if there is such a thing as a ‘change of signature’ form or something? You don’t want problems down the road.

Post # 17
9163 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i dropped my maiden and took my husband’s last name.  when i signed for my new drivers license, i had a blank on how to do cursive (other than my maiden name).  my signature is terrible.  i thought, well i probably should have practiced.  2 years later, i’ve turned it more into a scribble.


Post # 18
783 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I practiced beforehand. I thought it would be so much weirder than it actually was, but I got used to it fast because I have to sign my name multiple times a day at work. 

Post # 19
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I was worried about it before the wedding but I couldn’t bring myself to practice it as I was afraid I would bring bad luck to my wedding somehow then after the wedding I forgot all about it till about 8 weeks later when I went in to change my name on my licence and they asked me to sing my new name and I just went blank lol it looks like a child did it but I’m getting better 

Post # 20
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t have any trouble getting used to my new signature, but three years later, I STILL find myself using my old initials when I need to initial something on a form.

I miss my maiden name signature though – it started with a Z, and I used an awesome Zorro-like Z in my signature.

Post # 21
11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

mrskitty5:  Mine’s fairly legible so I changed it.  But it wasn’t that big a change – think Baker to Barker, Smith to Smythe, Turner to Tanner type of change.  It’s different but it’s still kind of the same

Post # 22
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

mrskitty5:  I’ve been married a year and I still can’t sign my name.  I went from a B initial to a G.  Do you know how hard cursive Gs are??

Post # 23
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’ve been practising and i’ve got 7 months to go! lol

Post # 24
348 posts
Helper bee

I couldn’t wait to stop signing my maiden name! My signature flows so much nicer with my married name now. 

Post # 27
11051 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I practiced mine with about a year to go, it didn’t take long to decide on how to do it. It was easier than my maiden name in fact as I had no letters to play with so had to incorporate my shortened name.

Post # 28
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

mrskitty5:  FI’s last name has a Z my Zs are UGLY. but there is also an I I always wanted to have an I to dot with a heart so i am excited about that lol.

Post # 29
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My signature is messy so I just kept it the same.

Post # 30
2872 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Never thought about this until now! I’m adding my maiden name as a second middle name. LOL just wrote it out on a piece of paper at my desk.. hot mess.

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