(Closed) teacher getting married soon

posted 6 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Why did you post this four times?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Don’t worry about it, if it’s in the wrong section a mod will just move it for you. And just by the way, I worked with a teacher last year who got married in October and she went by her married name from the beginning so as to avoid confusion. She complicated matters for herself because she announced that to everyone and would tell them her maiden name too which made it hard for even some adults to remember which was her married name and which was her maiden name and which she would be going with/was going with. There are enough things going on between a new teacher and a class in the beginning of the year without putting a name change confusion in with it, in my opinion. Stick with your married name, don’t announce that to your students and it’s none of the parents business what name you choose to tell the children to call you and why. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree. Just use your married name from the start. If your coworkers ask about it than feel free to explain it, but I wouldn’t make a big deal out of it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d use your maiden name for now and change when you’re married. It happens all the time and you can just make a note on written communication to parents that after such and such date you’ll be known as Mrs ****. I’m transitioning to my married name and for business I’m using my old name in parentheses like this: Lorie (D***) R***. I own a real estate franchise so I need people to recognize me. I sub too when RE is slow and just had my new ID badge done in my married name. Everyone will figure it out.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yay!  I’m in the exact same situation.  Getting married at the end of September, and starting over in a new school district.  So, I asked for my email to be with my new married name, but I’m not sure if they did it!  They already put my name on the school website, and it’s my maiden name, so I’m not sure what will happen when school starts.

If the schedules are printed with your maiden name, the students will be calling you that name for a while no amtter how many times you introduce them to your new married name.  I know this because my first year, I took over for a teacher who quit last minute the day before school started.  So my students’ schedules had her name on it.  And even though I wrote my name on the board, had my name on the door, and introduced myself, they would still call me by her name!  lolz.  That happened the entire first semester.  Fun stuff.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@BookGirrl:  Happened to me too! I got married in July, but it takes 12 weeks to get your marriage licence, and the board won’t change my email until I can submit my licence. *gah!*

Because of that, and because I’m in a new school, everything is in my maiden name and is being switched over.

 

Honestly, I’d go by my married name for three weeks. It would make it about three thousand times easier.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I also vote just go with your married name.  It will confuse the pants off of kids if you try to change on them in three weeks.  I got engaged last year and I kept getting asked why I didn’t change my name.  They were really confused about the engaged vs married thing.  When I was in high school we had two teachers get married and we could not make the name change to save our souls.  If you introduce yourself with your maiden name, be prepared to be called that forever and until the end of time.  haha

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