(Closed) Officially Changed my Name on Facebook…

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Nobody reacted that way. Everyone was just excited for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sounds like his grandma was just excited to have you in her family now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

WTF? No, no one even cared. I changed it, and it was like no big deal to anyone in my family. And I would rebutt with “I am not owned by anyone not the ____ or the ____ a name is just that”

Post # 5
2106 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Crying herself to sleep and then telling you about it? Uhhhmmm.. sounds super melodramatic. When FI’s mom is throwing one of her tantrums she tells him she’s been crying herself to sleep. 

Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I changed mine on FB a few days after the wedding.  Only that long cause I stayed off it that weekend and for a few days. 

No one in my family was upset or had… any reaction.  In fact when I posted about having to wait in line forever to get a new driver’s license my aunt commented “Isn’t it fun to change your name?  Especially when it was Smith!”  I don’t have any sisters, so… I guess now I don’t have the same name as my SIL.  In fact my other SIL didn’t take my BIL’s name so I don’t share a last name with anyone but my husband and his parents & brother.  Fine with me.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i’m rather excited about changing my name and my mum is too, my mum remarried (hopefully 3rd times a charm) a few years ago to a man with the same surname as my Fiance. it has been 24 years since i had the same surname as my mum… so i’m looking forward to it ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 8
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

My brother comments a lot. It’s all in fun, but I do think he’s a little sad (even though my maiden name is my second middle name, legally). I went with him to buy a new car (I had nothing better to do), and I was his reference. He said it’s still so weird that my last name isn’t his. Then he added his wife’s info and said, “she’s a (my maiden name).”  It’s tough. It’s really tough. 

It is sad that your mom cried herself to sleep and told you about… but it’s an adjustment for the whole family. Give her some time…

Post # 9
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s just a name – it doesn’t mean you aren’t still part of your family. I know getting married is a big transition for everyone including family members, but it’s really not the end of the world.  You don’t all of a sudden stop being the person you were 24 hours before.

Post # 10
1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I didn’t change my last name.  lol.  I think my Mother-In-Law doesn’t love that, but as long as her grandchildren have my husband’s last name, I think she’ll be ok.  lol

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