(Closed) To hyphenate, or not to hyphenate?

posted 10 years ago in Names
  • poll: Should I do it?

    No--take his name only and deal with the pronunciation issues

    Yes--you get to keep part of your original identity and take his name as well


  • Post # 17
    2467 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i didn’t hyphenate but i have 2 last names; i’m first middle (which is my mom’s maiden) maiden hislast. when i say my last name or on forms, it’s maiden hislast. it’s a little long, but i really love it anyway 🙂 it’s really flexible– if someone just refers to me as mrs. hislast, they’re still right, and my maiden name is still front and center, so there’s continuity professionally

    Post # 18
    14 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I recently got married and am struggling now with all the paperwork I am dealing with that comes with a name change. I am also hyphenating to myname-hisname. Thankfully, it’s only 3 syllables. Professionally, I felt it was necessary to keep my maiden name, but I am also a traditionalist and felt taking his name was necessary also, hence the hyphen. It’s all a personal choice, but in retrospect, now that I’m dealing with the name change paper work, it’s a REAL PITA! Good luck bees!

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