Post # 1
I just got my new drivers’ license in the mail, with my married name on it. A few days ago, I got my new passport; these were really the last two things I was waiting for. It would seem everything has ‘officially’ changed over.
When I look at my new name on things, I still sort of do a double-take, like ‘wait, who is that?‘ Then I laugh because it makes me giddy, thinking about being married to MrTahoe, but then I sort of feel like it’s all fake, like when you were a girl and you’d sign your name with the last name of your crush. Except it is now REAL. (in a good but surreal way)
So I’m curious to those who are married and changed your name – how long did it take for you to get used to your name and for it to feel real?
Post # 3
I’m still not used to it and its been almost a year. I never thought twice about changing my name until right before the wedding and now I really miss it!
Post # 4
I accidentally wrote my maiden name on a return address the other day so I guess I’m still not totally used to it?
Post # 5
My Darling Husband doesn’t totally understand the adjustment; but I am 28 years old – I’ve gone my whole life with my maiden name. It’s going to take some time!
Post # 6
Imagine how I will feel, being 40!!!!!!!! Truly weird..guess i will keep signing my maiden name, though i will add his name to mine
Post # 7
It took about 3-6 months for me.
Ironically, this week I was trying to remember how to do my old signature, which I had perfected for over 18 years with my maiden name, and I could not do it!
It is just under two years with my married name, and I love my name more than ever.
Post # 8
My new name still sounds kind of goofy to me when I say it or hear someone else say it. I’ve been married for just over a year, but I think I might finally be getting used to it. It does give me a secret little thrill every once in awhile when I see it/hear it 🙂
Post # 9
I think around month 8-9 it started feeling normal. It took me a really long time to get into the habit of using my new initials.
Post # 10
Oh lord, yesterday I had to sign a check & I wrote Kati Simisdalesg jfsgns
ahaha I started to write my old last name, then realized it- tried to correct it by finishing it with his last name, and then just squiggling for a while in cursive. The guy at the counter was looking at me weird & I said “I just got a new last name and it’s weirding me out!” and ran out all embarrased.
Post # 11
We’ve been married for 9 months and it’s just now starting to feel “normal.” Actually I get kind of taken aback when I’m looking at old paperwork (or my college diploma hanging on my wall) that has my maiden name on it. Ha.
Post # 12
I’ve been married 4 months, and it’s still new to me. I haven’t changed some stuff over yet. And I don’t get out a lot, so I don’t hear it often. I like when I do hear it, though!
Post # 13
It’s only been 9 months for me, and I’m still working on it. It doesn’t help that I feel like I now have two personalities – my married name for personal life, maiden name for business. 😛
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.
When I am called “Mrs. Hislastname” it seems hypothetical, like that could be me someday… even though I have a DL and passport with that name on it. When I think of myself, I still think “Maidenname”
Post # 15
I’m not used to it and it’s been almost a year. I have gotten more used to it though since it did change just not fully there yet. Although in terms of my new signature I am no where near used to that. I almost always start writing my maiden name still. Good thing my maiden name is now my middle name though so if I make a mistake and write the maiden name out I can just continue with the new lastname and it’s still really my name!
Post # 16
@shellzbellz: I feel as if I’ve gotten used to the signature faster than the actual sound of my new last name. My maiden name is on the longer side (10 letters) whereas my new name is only four, so THAT I was super excited about changing! Used to take me forever to sign my maiden name. It had evolved to a point where it was just a few letters looped together, rather than my actual name. Now people can actually read what my name is, with my married name… though maybe I’ll eventually get lazy with that and shorten it too… haha.