(Closed) Totally unscientific poll regarding last names

posted 10 years ago in Names
  • poll: Once you're married your last (family) name will be

    the same

    changed to his, your middle is the same

    changed to his, your middle is your maiden name

    hypenated or connected with a de (e.g., Diaz de Felipe)

    a hybrid of both of your names

    he's changing his last name to your last name

    we're a same sex couple, tradition does not apply

    legally changed to his name, professional keeping maiden name


  • Post # 3
    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I changed my last name to his and kept my original middle name!

    Post # 4
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @ginnyc: What’re you doing? I have changed mine to My First Name My Middle Name My Maiden Name (second middle) His Last Name

    Post # 6
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I plan to keep my last name, he will keep his and we plan to give our children hyphenated last names. 

    Post # 7
    1161 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I’m keeping mine partly for professional reasons (I have publications under my name) and partly for lazy reasons (I know it’s POSSIBLE to change your name with the licensing board, but I hear it’s a PITA).

    He told me he’d like me to change my name, and so I told him if he’d do all the paperwork involved I would change it. After two telephone calls, he told me it was too much trouble ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ll be doing similar to 

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    @PrncssDva: but using my last name and his when in professional settings. After people have already gotten to know my pretty unique last name, using his would make me one of the many up here. So for the work setting it will be Mrs. ML HL, but families and friends can just call me Mrs. HL.

    Post # 9
    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    I want to do something similar to prncssdva as well but right now I’m too lazy to change my name.  So I kinda go by mine or his depending on what the weather is.  All my official papers say my last name but maybe when I have to renew my liscence I’ll be motivated to change it.  The one thing is professionally I haven’t decided if I really want to write under my married name so I’m still doing all that under my maiden name for now, so I guess I’m just complicating things.

    Post # 10
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I loved the idea of taking his name.  It really made me feel closer to him.  I’m kind of cheesy I guess.  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
    7172 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Legally, I kept my same middle and last name.  Socially, I don’t care what I’m called.  Professionally, it doesn’t really matter, but if it ever did in the future – I’d keep it the legal one.

    I do wonder if in years to come, I’ll wish I changed my name to his… but, neither of us want kids, so I’m not worried about issues related to what the kids last name will be, etc.

    Post # 12
    4544 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I didn’t have a middle name (long story) so I just used my maiden name as my middle name!

    Post # 13
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

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    @Treasure43:  Same here!

    Post # 14
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My name is the same as it was before. I was not willing to change my name if my husband would not also be changing his name in the same way (e.g., both hypehenating, or creating a new last name to share).

    Post # 15
    5493 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’ll be keeping mine legally (and professionally) but will use his in social settings.

    Post # 16
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Im changing it to his last name, and keeping my maiden as a second middle name. I have actually already changed it professionally, as I made a new portfolio website and when I had to buy the domain I figured what the heck I’ll just buy the new name now ๐Ÿ™‚ Is that weird? Sometimes I think I might be weird…

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