Would drop your maiden name if your boss didn’t like your uncle?

posted 2 years ago in Beehive
Post # 16
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Busy bee

I didn’t even read the post, only the title. My answer is NO. End of story.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I have a pretty unique name and I’ve had some people presume to be more familiar with me than I’ve indicated we are and try to give me a nickname to make it easier for themselves to remember. Those people can go fuck themselves.

Seeing the reveal, I stand by my conclusion.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

For the first time ever, the site let me double post! Apparently, it agrees with my conclusion, too.🤣

Post # 20
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Helper bee

I’m actually surprised Trump would ask her to drop her name. I would’ve guessed he would use the fact that a Romney “works” for him as a way to rub it in Mitt Romney’s face lol. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee

Sounds like discrimination

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

clairhuxtable :   sweatergal007 :  yeah, it was pretty bad. He was an old man that was not politically or even legally correct. He even once said that if there was an employee that wore a head covering for religious reasons, they’d have to take it off!!

Post # 23
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Honey bee

mrsaime :  Ugh i change my answer. I think I was imagining  being presented a multiple million dollar contract and if i change my name then its mine. 

But that sounds awful and I’d say hell no to that too. 

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  sweatergal007.
Post # 24
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Honey bee

(duplicate)

Post # 25
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Honey bee

Using the same rationale, the next person who might be asked to change her name (drop her married name) is Sarah Huckabee Sanders, because she has the same last name as Bernie. undecided

P.S. I wouldn’t change my name. I’ve been married 40 years and never changed it. 

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper

Horseradish :  I could understand asking her to drop it if the new organization she was representing was not politically affiliated and wanted to keep it that way even though I still wouldn’t agree with it. But asking the RNC not to use Romney? That’s just stupid. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Banquet hall

I moved my maiden name to my middle name. I use both in social media. I use both in business when it suits me. My father is well known with a unique last name. There are some instances where it is a huge asset and others when I want some anonymity. My husband’s last name is somewhat unique, but not unheard of, with many different family branches. It does not draw attention like my father’s.   I prefer using my married name alone for things like letters to the editor, non-profit work, and anything mildly political so it does not reflect on my father’s name, which he uses as his brand. When I’m doing something within my father’s sphere or for his brand I use my full name. 

 

I dont think it’s wrong for a employer to ask that you use a combination of your own name if it better suits your industry. I work with media a lot and totally get it. It’s all about perceptions. I had to use a pen name before I was married and now greatly enjoy having a legal name with some anonymity. 

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

2XMOB :  … this is a weird hypothetical because Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Mike Huckabee’s daughter. But okay. 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Alyx19 :  Tiffany, is that you? 

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