Post # 107
@Eckle: I love my last name and it makes me sad that it’s going to die out of the family with my generation (all the kids born to my dad and Uncle have been girls). While I would love if we could combine our names like that, it wouldn’t be something SO would want. And to be really honest, I wouldn’t want to either. . . but that’s because our last name would be 17 letters long and that is a lot for a little kid to try and remember.
Post # 108
@Eckle: I definitely wouldn’t have done that. Too complicated! You don’t have to hyphenate just because you are published. I went from Jane Anne Smith to Jane Smith Johnson. That way when you use your full name you’ve still got your maiden in there.
Post # 109
SO is pretty traditional, so there’s no way he would even dream of doing this. I don’t think I’d really want him to either. I can’t wait to have his last name.
Post # 110
I’d much prefer to take his last name, and I don’t think he’d even want to take mine. I don’t blame him.
Post # 111
My dad did this. Mom wanted to hyphenate her name (not super common in 1973) but dad said he wanted to have the exact same last name as his wife and future kids. Mom said fine.. Take my name too! So he did. Everyone thinks its weird but I think it’s pretty awesome.
SO has actually said he’d take my name but I want his. Nothing against mine, I just really really love his.
Post # 112
My mother and father hypenated both of their last names into one. I like the idea, and it means that we are our own little family. If my name weren’t already hyphenated, I would consider hypenating with my SO’s name. However, three last names is ridiculous.
I’m pretty sure my SO would never hypenate his last name (even if I asked him too). He seem pretty bummed when I told him I wouldn’t be taking his last name. (I am a professional, and I am trying to build a reputation. Changing my last name would hinder that.) He does insist that any children take his last name, which I am fine with.
Post # 113
@Eckle: If it would be simple like Smith-John then yeah I would do it but our long italian last names would just be silly!
Post # 114
He would consider it if I requested it. But I don’t want to because I really hate my last name!