Post # 1
Hi! I could really use help from ppl who have added their FI’s last name to their last name. I need to know if this causes confusion and headache and any problems.
My first name is 4 syllables, maiden name is 3 syllables, and his last name is 1.
For example: Lydia LeRoblar Paul. Does that sound weird?
I don’t like the idea of a hyphen, but does it take away some of the confusion for people? Please tell me where you run into the most confusion in day to day life with the double barreled last name issue. thank you!
Post # 3
I like the way it sounds!
Post # 4
@thundersvine: I think it sounds nice too.
Post # 5
I don’t think it sounds weird but would LeRoblar still be your last name or be considered a middle name?
Post # 6
I didn’t know this when I decided to go fall in love with a dutch guy and move to the Netherlands…women over here CAN NOT get rid of their maiden names. o_O
Trust me, I much rather have yours. 😉
Post # 7
Isn’t Lydia two syllables? I am confused now.
Post # 8
@AnaA: LID-EEE-AHH. 🙂 Some people say ‘LID-YA’. May be regional.
Post # 9
@thundersvine: I grew up with a hyphenated last name and it was a pain in the ass. Every single official document has a different combination- Smith-jones, Smithjones, Smith Jones…. Then sometimes one name gets dropped completely. I can not wait to change my name to FI’s.
Post # 10
@springbride23: OOOH! I see. Mexican here, so the spanish version would be Lidia, which is Li-dia. ehehe Sorry!
OP! I think it sounds good 😀
Post # 11
@thundersvine: My mother has a long hyphenated maiden-married name. She HATES using it as it is always spelled wrong and is only hyphenated in some places (banks, etc) and not on others (bills, credit cards..) her biggest advice to me was not to hyphante.
Post # 12
If I were to, say, receive an email from you signed “Lydia LeRoblar Paul” I would assume that LeRoblar was your middle name, not that Paul was a second last name. If I saw “Lydia LeRoblar-Paul” I would assume that “LeRoblar-Paul” was your last name. So I think a hyphen would negate some confusion. However, people are right that multiple last names or hyphenated names get recorded in different ways. I’d say that the best thing you can do is pick a way to list your name and stick to it!!! At least then you can be as consistent as possible.
Post # 13
@thundersvine: I was born with and currently have a double-barreled last name. First name is 3 syllables and last name is very similar to De Beers. It’s a PITA to spell it out to people as having to put a space between the De and Beers confuses them. Looking forward to changing to FI’s single last name after we’re married!