Post # 32
I totally do this. I kind of forget that I’m married sometimes. Uhhh. Yeah. Idiot.
I had a major moment the other day when my Spanish class was doing a joint project with one of the education classes. I had to introduce myself as “señora.” I felt approximately ancient.
Post # 33
It took a few months to adjust to calling him husband. Just like it took a few months to adjust to fi instead of bf. I’ve been married for almost 8 months though and still am not used to my new last name though. That’s really gonna take some getting used to, haha. I still hesitate when people ask me my name. “I’m Shelley…uh” Lol!
Post # 34
At times I’ve done the this is my boyf..er..fia… no HUSBAND lol!
At imagration coming back from our honeymoon the guy said “are you married” and we were like “no.. I mean YES!” lol!
Post # 35
@AmeliaBedelia: It took me about the length of our honeymoon, 2 weeks. Calling him my husband now flows easy, but responding to being Mrs. still hasn’t and it’s been 7 months as of wednesday!
Post # 36
I just thought of a new level of cluelessness I obtained that I think very few bees will match.
I didn’t know how to properly pronounce my own last name. There’s a J in the middle and I always pronounced it like an H (like people do with Jose). A couple weeks ago a lady asked me how to say my last name so I told her. We get out and DH goes “Honey, the J is pronounced like a Y.”I was so embarrassed.
When you say it at a normal speed it all sounds the same but when I broke it down more slowly to tell other people how to say it, I was apparently making a very distinct butchering.
Post # 37
LOL ok now I don’t feel so bad. My new last name is very simple… but it can be pronounced 2 ways. So the other day I was like “honey… how do you say our last name?”
I’d been saying it wrong, apparently. I’m still not quite sure…. LOL!
Post # 38
@CindyRelly: Lol, me either. My husband pronounces the beginning of our last name two different ways sometimes so I’m still not entirely sure how our last name should be pronounced. I just wing it.
My first and last name combined now has 20 letters, and I took DH’s last name as is; no hyphenations/combo of his and my name.
At least it’s just long, though, and not embarrassing like having to say I’m “Mrs. Dunklebottoms” or something lol
Post # 39
Shortly after the wedding my grandmother passed away. At the funeral DH kept getting confused when they’d herd the “family” to certain areas. The funeral home staff kept having to remind DH to go stand next to his wife. At least it gave us something to smile about that day. He kept saying, “this is all to new.” Poor guy.
I on the other hand am a nurse and have to write my name about one-hundred times a day. I had a very difficult time trying to sign my name correctly – it got so bad I started signing the wrong credentials even – my brain not recognizing the name started putting MD rather than RN. That was a bit embarassing and surprising all at the same time.
Post # 40
@StuporDuck: Fuzzband! That’s great! Ah.
Thank you for making me giggle like an idiot. “Approximately ancient.”
Sidenote: I finally went to change my name on my SS Card even though we’ve had our license for a week and took my little sister, who is 7 (almost 8, as she keeps reminding me daily.) The lady thought she was my new step-daughter. Lol. I guess it’s better than others blindly assuming she’s my daughter. So weird though. THAT, Miss Fish, made me feel way beyond ancient. Not to mention the lady is looking at my birthday!
So adjusting to the new last name is hardest. I figured as much, I have not adjusted well so far! I can’t make my signature all pretty either. :/ My maiden was all flowy just like writing my first name. *sigh*
Post # 41
So we’ve been married for 8 months…and I still routinely sign the wrong name on everything.
And then Saturday I was picking up a package at the post office and I stood there waiting….and waiting…and waiting…and then realized they had called HisLastName 20 minute ago and my brain was like ‘Who’s that? Not me. You’re Ms.PandaBear!’ Der.
Post # 42
Yeah…I said “fiance” to his face like 5 times already. haha.
Post # 43
i had a harder time transitioning from boyfriend to fiance. but from fiance to husband was pretty easy and fun! though on here i sometimes accidentally typed Fiance i think in the beginning.
Post # 44
On here, I didn’t have too much of a problem typing DH. Saying husband took about 5 months before it actually felt natural.