(Closed) Your new name: how long until you got used to it?

posted 6 years ago in Names
  • poll: How long until you were used to your new name?
    I was used to it right away - 3 months or less : (6 votes)
    19 %
    3 to 6 months : (4 votes)
    13 %
    6 - 12 months : (10 votes)
    31 %
    1 - 2 years : (5 votes)
    16 %
    Still not used to it and have been married more than 2 years! : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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 # 6
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    2577 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    802 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
    1306 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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!

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