| Originally Posted by lyrebard |
It's so interesting to read all of these. When I was young, I never felt that attached to my last name. In fact, I thought it sounded kinda funny. But as I grew older, I began to think about how I was the last one left from my dad's side of the family with his name. Now, I can't imagine giving it up. It's nearly all I have left of my family, and I'm pretty attached to it, funny-sounding and all.
I grew to love my maiden name too. It is rare in the U.S, my dad is European and there are a handful of people with the name in the States...when he finds one he contacts them because somehow we are related...lol It sounds cool and I even as a middle name that most people won't hear, I'm keeping it.
| Originally Posted by Morgan |
One last name I would never change to is Morgan. I was always worried about falling in love with a Blank Morgan and being Morgan Morgan. I didn't even care to get to know guys with the last name Morgan.
LOL! I always feared I would fall in love with a Bob Ramey or something that rhymed with Jamy, like on Married with Children when Marcy Rhodes married Jefferson Darcy, that was not cool!
| Originally Posted by Dbld78 |
thank you! i found myself becoming heated....i guess because to me it's such an important thing and i do believe that my identity (to some extent) is my name and maybe i misread but i was beginning to feel like my passion for the issue was being chalked up as silly. but like i said maybe i misread, and i do apologize if i offended anyone.
No worries, nobody here would say your choice is dumb or illogical. No offense taken. You are free to express why you would never change your name, just like others are free to express why they would certainly change theirs.
To me, I had to realize that a name doesn't define me (Dbld78 don't get heated, this is not to put you or anyone down, just to say why I chose what I chose). Seriously, I agonized over what to do for months. But I did make a decision to keep my maiden as a middle and take my husband's last name, even after considering how important my maiden name is to me.
It's just what I wanted to do and it's not like people won't know who I am anymore. I am the same person with the same job and the same circle of friends and associates, most of whom know I got married. If I come across someone who hadn't heard, it's as simple as saying "I'm Mrs. X now". Everything else is paperwork (which I still need to do!). To each their own!