Changing your name
Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:46 AM
And we are making it harder by hypenating it!
That's right I am a lucky girl, he is taking my name too! I love him so much more for it
Made it legal : June 30, 2009
Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:35 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:15 AM
Wed 9/5/08 at Lake Las Vegas Chapel Fiorenza with yacht cruise reception on the La Contessa and party the next night in VIP section at Club Poetry at Caesars Palace. Stayed at the Ritz at the Lake and checked into the Trump hotel on the strip after our reception.
Our first baby (a...
Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:24 PM
| Originally Posted by blkladylaw |
I'm torn. I am 37 and attorney with a lot of assets and it will be a pain in the butt to change everything at this stage of my life. That said I have no desire to keep my fathers name for various reasons that I'll spare you guys. I'd be going from Williams to Johnson....both common names so hyphenating those seems silly. He doesn't care. Also it is kind of stereotyped that as a female lawyer that I don't cook, don't want kids, work all night and don't take care of home or do typical 'wifely' things and that female lawyers are these "ball busting" (not my term) career women and for many not the "cater to you" wife material that some seek. I've faced those stereotypes my whole dating life from certain types of men and hyphenating my name or not taking his is kind of what they'd expect and falls right in line with the stereotype so I kind of find myself also wanting to change it just to not play into that. I've already gotten the look of shock from male colleagues (all of who have stay at home wives) like wow you are actually going to change your name to his. So right now I am planning to do it but still am not totally sure. The though of all the paperwork is daunting. If I did not own a lot of assets and had not had a long professional career it would be easier. I have power of attorney documents for family members that I guess I'll have to change. There is so much to consider.
So mine is staying at this point, if we have kids I might change my mind but at the min i'm firm at no change. Colleagues can think what they like lol if they think i'm a ball breaker it suits me as they stay right out of my way lol
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Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:35 PM
Now I need to think a little more about ...but definitely my last name will stay somewhere.
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