(Closed) Will you/did you change your last name or keep it?

posted 8 years ago in Names
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I changed my name, but it’s because I had my ex husband’s last name still (I have kids).  I couldn’t marry my new husband and not change.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I will be changing my last name! 🙂 I’m so excited, I’ve been practicing writing it and EVERYTHING!!!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’m dropping my last name all together and adopting his in its place:)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’ll be changing my last name because I want our family to have one name. I have yet to decide whether I’lll be dropping my middle name or my maiden name – I love my middle name, but there are no boys in my family so I feel an obligation to keep my maiden name. We’ll see what happens!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve gone back and forth. I love my name, not only is it ethnically/culturally relevant, but it’s also the name of a very famous author and I like that reference. There are only 2000 people in the world with my last name, and 1 million people in the United States alone with his last name. So I’d be going from unique to very mundane. On top of all that, I’m the last person in my family-line that can carry the name forward. Still, I want everyone to know we’re a family. I want us to have the same name. So, at the moment I’m at a place where I will be compromising and hyphenating. “first name mylastname-hislastname.” I’ll be Mrs. Hislastname socially, and mylastname professionally. Our kids will also get the hyphen, a pain in the butt for them, but I couldnt see giving them JUST his, or just mine for that matter. So, there you go.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

There is no way im hypenating our name as it is it will end up being something ridiculous that if we have any kids they will be laughed at.

I love my last name.. I have soo many reasons why to keep it. But alas so many reasons to change to his last name.. but I hate his last name..so im not super thrilled.

I will prob end up changing to his, I wanted him to change to mine.. but he got offended. WOOPS! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Changing my name to his, it just feels right and feels like we will be a family. He has three kids and ive been excited to become a part of the family and be their stepmom and to be his Mrs.!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m actually really looking forward to taking his name. I am not close at all to my biological father or his family, so it seems natural to take a new name. Last night I made my new gmail address! It’s early but… might as well take it while it’s still available 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m changing my last name for sure. Mine has a definite lack of vowels, always gets spelled wrong no matter how many times you tell people how to spell it,  and no one can ever pronounce it, but it’s a good screener for telemarketers! His last name is very regal sounding with my first name so I’m really excited to sound like a royal princess 😉

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am changing my name to his, but I am a journalist, so I will keep my name for professional use.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I changed mine.  It still seems weird sometimes (like when I forget what my name is), but I get so excited when I get mail addressed to MyName HisLast.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am going to make my maiden name my second middle name.

Otherwise, I’ll just be known as Mrs. A!! I thought about hyphenating it, but I look forward to taking on his last name. So a second middle name is what I came up with.

<3

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Well…initially i’ll be hyphenating because our son has my last name seeing as tho we were not married when he was born and my grandma woulda rolled in her grave if i had given him his last name out of wedlock. We will be filing paperwork to change our sons last name and then I will drop my maiden name and we will all have the same last name.

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