Post # 1
I’m one of many women who wants to keep my maiden name because it’s awesome! So, if you have an awesome maidnen name, what’s so great about it?
1) It’s unusual. There’s no one in the country with my last name who isn’t related to me.
2) When people hear my last name they always ask if I’m Italian (yes).
It’s an unusual name which people rarely spell or pronounce correctly but that doesn’t bother me at all.
Post # 3
The only thing that’s awesome about it is that it connects me to my dad and his family, but other than that… I have one of the most “vanilla” last names ever!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
It’s a word. “Riddle”
Strangely enough, noone can ever spell it. I facepalm a lot.
Post # 5
My maiden name is awseome.
I dont mind sharing it.
🙂 POWER TO THE PEOPLE!! its so easy to spell!
Post # 6
Mine is a color with an E at the end!
I just like mine because I was really close with my grandpa, and I have an awesome relationship with my parents, so I wanted to keep mine. I’m not keeping it as my last name, but I’m making it my second middle name because I can’t let it go!
Post # 7
My last name is super awesome. I love it because it’s not very common in the United States and people are always calling me by my last name, so I am very attached to it. It’s a little annoying, though, because someone famous shares my last name (although she was really famous in the early 90’s and then not so famous until recently when she was on a very popular show) and people usually ask me if we’re related when they first meet me, even during the time when she wasn’t so famous. People ask me if I’m keeping my last name (haven’t decided yet) because they love it and think I should.
Post # 8
I have two last names, which makes my ‘maiden’ name doubly awesome 😀 They’re also very obviously in Spanish (one even has an ñ), thus connecting me to my Puerto Rican heritage. Also, they’re very me, which I guess is kinda hard to explain, but basically I’ve had them all my life and I can’t imagine myself with a different name, so yeah, they’re pretty awesome =)
@scissors — OMG you’re related to Voldemort! O_O
(sorry, was re-reading Harry Potter in the flight home from the wedding, lol!)
Post # 9
@scissors: I’m such a nerd. When I read your name, I feel compelled to ask you if your father’s name is Tom. 😛
*hums Harry Potter music*
My maiden name is awesome because it gives me the initials ASH, which are also the first three letters of my first name. Those three letters are also in my middle name; ironically, my future name will be spelled with letters from my maiden name, including those three. 🙂
ETA: azula beat me to the punch by fifteen seconds! Bwahaha.
Post # 10
My maiden name is awesome because it is the same as my married name will be— nope, I am not choosing to ‘keep’ my maiden name… I am marrying a man with the SAME last name! HAHA 🙂
Post # 11
My maiden name is pretty unusual(hint:it’s in my username!)…I’ve never met anyone I wasn’t related to that had the same one, although I know there are others out there.
My fiance’s last name is super cool too, and I while I always planned on changing my name, that just makes it all the sweeter. Even if I will be spelling it aloud for the rest of my life. 😉
Post # 12
My maiden last name has a really cool specific job title. Kind of like “Butler” or “Smith” is derived from long ago job positions, mine is “Linay” in Filipino it transalates to: “the rice shaker”…. its someone who seperates the rice from its outer layer/skin by shaking it in a basket…. i can imagine some long ago ancestor who did it for a living!
Post # 13
It’s a city in Alaska. Fairbanks. When I was little, I wished my first name was Alaska so I’d be Fairbanks, Alaska. I was a nerd (still am).
Also, it’s a compound word that no one can spell. Argh.
Post # 14
My maiden name is pronounced like the word “petite” and I’m fairly small (5’1” 110lbs) which I think is kind of funny 🙂
People always tell me it’s fitting, like I’d never have thought of it myself. “WHOA you’re last name is petite and you’re petite- Cool HUH?!”
I get a kick out of it.
Post # 15
Mine is a town in England and means “field of doves.” In addition, my first and last name start with the same initial which I think sounds nice. Also, my parents named all of us kids with the same initials…it’s kind of dorky, but it ties us together as a family.
Depsite all that though, I’m changing my last name. There are good thing about my fiance’s last name too!
Post # 16
Mine is a somewhat common German last name, but I think I’ve personally met ONE other person (not related) who spells it the same way, and whenever people guessed, they would leave out the c or add too many f’s. So I always had to spell it. However, I liked my initials (KES) and when I was little I always signed my artwork BY KES and then drew a picture of a bike above it.
And I’ve now totally outed myself to anybody who knew me as a kid. Hopefully there’s none of you out there. 🙂