(Closed) Would you make up a new last name?

posted 9 years ago in Names
Post # 3
3281 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I totally wanted to do this, but Fiance was not on board lol

Post # 4
3460 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would, have always loved the idea (and hated the presumption I’d be the one to change) but I don’t think my SO would be game at all.  He’s fine w/me keeping my name though, doesn’t care about that.

Post # 5
6571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We joked about this b/c both of our families have already changed our last names in the past (shortened them when they came over to the states), and his last name kind of sounded like his and mine together already before shortened..

But being the traditional, old fashioned people that we are, we stuck with his current last name.

Post # 6
13095 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Personally – I wouldn’t.  I find the concept kind of strange actually.  (Probably just the old-fashioned, traditional person in me).

Post # 7
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m actually really old fashioned in the name change situation — I’m taking his and dropping mine, period. I’m not attached to my family name and I like his. He doesn’t care either way, but it’s important to me!

Post # 8
45 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s hard to just make up a name. You have to actually do a name change. When you get married you can hyphen or hybrid without extra paperwork and fees. We looked into the options and are still undecided. Fiance doesn’t wish to carry his last name because his Dad left when he was young and I like my last name but I never intended to keep it. So we are torn. 

Post # 9
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We didn’t do this, but there are quite a few people (including a former prof. of mine who’s pretty close in age to us) who mash our last names together. Darling Husband also gets called Mr. Myfirstname a lot, which cracks us up.

Post # 10
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wouldn’t. I love the history of last names and following genealogy and wouldn’t want to make up a name that had no meaning other than what I decided for it.

Post # 11
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My best friend (in jest) suggeste Sod’a for ours. I said we could name our first child Cherry. 🙂 In reality I’m taking his last name and moving my last name to my middle name, and dropping my now middle name.

Post # 12
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am doing this! I really wanted us to be united under one name but I’m not a fan of his(I also have a hard time pronouncing it) and he likes mine alot but doesn’t want to offend his father. So we decided to choose a name that we both would like. We take walks a lot in our neighborhood and there is this one street that has awesome houses on it and we always say how we would love to live on this street but we will never be able to afford it and one day I noticed the name of the street had a nice ring to it…. Collahie… we aren’t 100% but we are leaning towards that name.

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