Post # 17
I really wish I could be able to keep my last name as a middle name like my mom did (she uses the two initials of her middle and maiden name as her middle name, I always thought it sounded professional) My last name pretty much dies out after my gerneration. Sadly it would sound bad with bf’s last name that way so I would take his last name.
Post # 18
We always joke it should be mine and his name hyphenated as he is a Mr Smith, and I’m not sure I could take the most popular surname in the world 😛
Only joking! I can’t wait to be a Mrs Smith 😀
Post # 19
@miss.peanutbutter – lol we thought of the same idea! lol…our “new” last name would be 15 charecters long! mines unusual, his is shoooort
@ambergris – I hear ya!
Post # 20
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
My grandparents changed their last name when my dad was little to make it easier, so it’s really kind of a fake name. I have very little attachment to the name, and I am close with my family so it’s not like it’s my only link to them. I do, however, love my middle name, it sounds nice with my first! So I am planning to drop my current last name completely and be FirstName MiddleName HisLastName. It’s something I’ve always wanted, and I feel like it means something to share a name with him.
Post # 21
I’m pretty traditional as is both our families… So I will be taking his last name and I’m happy too. I love my maiden name but I’m happy to be part of this family. My name will be rather multiculture:
First Name (American) Middle Name (Japanese) His Last Name (Latino)
We’ve also planned on giving our future children either Japanese first names or middle names.
Post # 22
I’ll be taking his last name. I can’t wait to get rid of mine and for both of us to have the same last name.
Post # 23
I’ll be hyphenating his last name onto mine. I already have a long name anyway – FIRST NAME FIRST NAME MIDDLE NAME LAST NAME
so adding another at the end isn’t much of an issue for me. I love my name. I’m from the Philippines originally and we do the Portugeuse way of naming children where the middle name is the mother’s maiden name and the last name is the father’s last name. And I want to continue to carry my mother’s and father’s last names and to celebrate the union between my SO and I – so I figured a hyphenated name is the way to go to achieve those two wants.
Post # 24
I plan to keep my name and add on his. First Middle Maiden His. So really my maiden name will just become a second middle name.
Post # 25
@Brielle: thanks brielle that was really helpfull
Post # 26
I’d change it. My last name is more common than his. I’m planning on doing freelance work, so it would be nice to have a name that’s fairly easy to find. Funny, though, some people like calling me by last name and have asked me before never to change it. I don’t like my middle name, so I’d change my maiden name to my middle name.
Post # 27
I’m taking FI’s last name. I’ve just always wanted us to have the same last name 🙂
Post # 28
I’ve gone back and forth with this. But ultimately I think I’m going to keep my name. My SO is French and few people are able to pronounce his last name correctly. Also I love my name!
@shirasagi- I’m in a similar position. He has a cousin who would have the exact first and last name as me (if I changed it). It would be totally confusing given all the gathering French families have!
Post # 29
Well seeing as I have an Indian surname it’d be really weird if we hyphenated my SO’s and mine last names (He’s American). And I don’t have a middle name, so it’d just be my name and his last name. 🙂
Post # 30
I’m keeping my name because it’s the traditional Spanish thing to do. 🙂
However I can already hear the mispronounciation of my maiden last name, so I may use my mother’s maiden name.
Post # 31
I’m absolutely taking his last name! I’m not sure that he cares either way, but I love love love his last name and I always planned on changing it when I got married 🙂