(Closed) Ontario bees: double barrel last names

posted 3 years ago in Ontario
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Im commenting mainly to follow, but Im an Ontario bride and our wedding is in September.  Im plannng on moving my last name to a second middle name and then taking my FI’s last name so my full name would be First, MIddle, Old Last, New Last, but my first name last name would me First, New Last. 

 

If that makes sense!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Don’t even get me started on Quebec! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m in Ontario and I double barrelled. I had initially wanted to make my maiden name a seond middle name, but that would have required legally changing my name (which means changing my birth certificate) nstead of just assuming my husband’s name. (which only requires the marriage certificate) So I have two last names now with no hyphen. So far it’s been fine. When I am telling people my last name I just let them know that I have two. *Spells first last name* “space, no hyphen” *spells second last name.* So far it’s been fine and no major issues.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Keroppi:  I didn’t realize that to do this I would have to legally change my name… I guess Im going to rethink my plan..Thanks for the info!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

naturalflight:  you are more than welcome.  Sorry about the spelling, I just reread my post and realized that I forgot a few letters here and there! 

In regards to my signature, I didn’t have to change much, just add on a second last name. My signature if fairly legible, so it did make a bit of difference. 

soon2bamarriedlady:  It would be nice to have the option that some ladies in the States seem to have – to make their maiden names their new middle names, but apparently that’s not an option in Ontario. I don’t even know if it is a common thing that people consider. 

ETA: Just a side note, the reason that I went with double barreling was that I was attached to my name, but wanted to add in my husband’s name. I didn’t want a hyphen, so that if I wanted to I could go by Mrs. Smith and not Ms. Jones Smith. My husband is a different ethnicity than I am, so I wanted to join together but still keep my family history in my name. And I guess at the end of the day that’s just what felt right for me.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

naturalflight:  I don’t think you can put a tag in the edit page. if so, I’ve never figured it out.

I don’t remember about the banks and the signatures. I do remember going to all the places (banks, SIN, driver’s licensing, health cards, etc.) with my marriage certificate to change my name. I do know I had to do a signature for the new driver’s license. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I have a hypenated last name before getting married. I’m keeping my name (it’s unique) because adding his, would be my frist name, last name- lastname- last name. It would just look silly in my opinion. I also don’t want to take his name either. Our children will get his last name if he’s still keen on that in a few years time.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

naturalflight:  I can’t promise that this is still true now but my parents both double barrelled when they got married 27 years ago and it was all just counted as an assumed name due to marriage. No extra steps other than the usual to change their names at banks etc. 

You should add your extra name to your signature but it will become natural pretty quickly (though I would practice first if your bank is likely to save it). My mom sometimes will still use just her original name (short and easy!) and when she does that she will just sign the one name. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

Ièm thinking of changing my name legally once I get married. First name and husbandès last name short and sweet

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m considering something similar, of double barrelling with no hyphen. I’ve been working under my own name professionally as a designer so I still want to be able to use that, but then have the double barrel name legally. My mom hyphenated in the 80s. 

Awkward conversation about wanting to double barrel with my Fiance though. He is Irish and we live in the UK and it is still VERY uncommon for the woman to keep her name after marriage. Everyone seems to assume that you will change it, and I’ve had some unsolicited “congratulations MRS FI!” Luckily it was just a concept that Fiance hadn’t thought of much in relation to himself, rather than something he was opposed to. So we had a chat about it and we are on the same page. No idea what his parents will think! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

naturalflight :  idk if its to late but you might be interested in name blending iv been trying to talk my partner into it you mesh both names into 1 new name.

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