Post # 17
I’m white, and will be trading my very Irish last name for my FI’s very Vietnamese last name. It’s only four letters, so it’ll be a lot easier to spell for people than what I’ve currently got – “M, c, capital G…” and then five more letters. I’m also looking forward to confusing/surprising people when they see the face that goes with the name 🙂
Post # 18
I’m Filipino and the Fiance is Caucasian of Scottish/English descent. My name is First Name First Name Middle Name Last Name. My first names are traditional Western names and my middle and last names are of Hispanic origin. I really love my name and I plan on hyphenating the FI’s last name to my own so that I don’t have to drop my middle name – which is my mother’s maiden name.
Post # 19
I’m in the same boat as @Pinkmoon: I’m caucasian marrying into a Japanese family so it will confuse people I am sure haha- but oddly enough, I speak more Japanese than my fiance… so I guess it’s just life coming full circle.
Post # 20
@Alumisiren: I’m the opposite, I’m an asian girl marrying an aussie bloke who’s Irish/dutch descent…. he’s adamant about me taking on his name, but I’m not so sure about an asian girl with an irish surname – it would definitely confuse people….. plus, all that legal stuff you have to do to change your name seems too much of a hassle. Plus, It’ll mean going from a simple 3 letter surname to a long one with an apostrophe….
Post # 21
I have an Italian last name that I’m very proud of. It’s a unique name and pretty much anyone who hears it for the first time says, “oh, are you Italian?” I LOVE that. This is one of many reasons that I’ve chosen not to change my name.
Post # 22
I like my very English sounding last name, but I’m also kind excited about bewildering people with my new Japanese last name.
Post # 23
@Miss Circe: I forgot to add that I’m actually looking forward to confusing people when they see my name after I get married and then they see me. But then again, I already confuse people. I’m a Filipino who apparently looks Chinese and has a strong North American accent, despite living in NZ for over half my life. Adding a Scottish last name might just add to the fun lol
Post # 24
I’m irish/english (Irish first name, english surname), and Fiance is indian. I’m not sure what name I’ll use, but it would be worth taking FIs surname just for the sake of confusing the heck out of people who are looking for Dr N_____ and find pale freckly red headed me!
On a more serious note, I may take his name because I have the feeling that he would like it (he’s never said as much to me, I don’t think he would feel right to insist on it but I think it would mean alot to him). And certainly when we have kids it’ll make things easier. But I don’t feel that strongly one way or another – if you do then keep your own name. Don’t let tradition force you into something you don’t want.
Post # 25
Im east asian I don’t want to change because my husbands Indian family name legally has 2 words whitch is too long and unpractical. Also the legal system where im from wont let me pick and choose. But he seems to think its important i change. So I’m using a short version of his family name socially, and not change it legally until it’s too late to change
Post # 26
I am Irish and FH is Cuban. I am taking his name, even though I will be Lauren Eileen Hispanic Name. I’m proud of my heritage, but also very very proud to be the future Mrs. So-and-so.
Post # 27
I’m keeping my name because it’s my name.
(His name is Hispanic, but I’d still keep my name even if it wasn’t.)
Post # 28
I’m of south east asian descent, Fiance is Irish/Dutch, but with a German last name. I will be taking my FI’s last name. Since his father was adopted he never really had an attachment to it and actually at one point wanted to change his last name to something else (not sure of what) but decided agaisnt it.
Post # 29
I’m as white as paper and my Fiance is Chinese. I will proudly take his las name, even though it isn’t my favorite name in the world 🙂
Post # 30
I’m going to miss my last name, but I’m taking his last name. I’m half Peruvian half Iranian with an iranian last name so i will miss all the comments on my unusual last name/heritage. I don’t mind getting a last name people can pronounce though, haha.
Post # 31
I’m Hmong and my Fiance is Chinese. At first I was hesitant about taking his last name because I wanted people to know I was Hmong when they heard my name and not Chinese. However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized how silly I sound because duh! I have the most Hmong first name for a girl so who wouldn’t know? Now I can’t wait to take on his name.