(Closed) To change or not to change? (last name change)

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 2
4020 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Yeah I’d be hesitant to change it too if my new last name would be something embarrassing. Is your husband adamant about not taking your maiden name? Or you could create a new last name for both of you? 

Post # 3
541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2026

You can combine the last names without using the hyphen. For example, if your last name was brown and his was poop, you could change it to boop or pown. Not the best examples, but you get what I mean.

I am also a teacher, but we have a pretty relaxed school, so they all call me by my first name. Ms. Ellsiepig. I’m sure your kids won’t judge though. Maybe.

Post # 5
283 posts
Helper bee

You could also change your name, but continue to use your maiden name professionally. I recently re-met a teacher from my middle school and realized that she never used her married (legal) name even though she was married at the time because it was a name that describes a particular piece of anatomy. Definitely would have been tough for her to get a bunch of 12 year olds to focus with that name. 

Post # 6
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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sparklebee83 :  That’s a great option. I had a high school teacher named Mrs. Seamen, and I can’t even imagine the amount of snickering she had to put up with through her career. LOL!

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