Are you changing your name?
Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:12 PM
Lately, I have been wondering if I should just take his name to make things easier for when we have kids. They will take his last name, but mine will be hyphenated. My FI says he will support whichever I decide, hyphenating or not. I don't even know why I am stressing this when there are so many other things to worry about!
Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:17 PM
FI says he's fine with it. He understands that it costs money to change names and he knows that I don't like his last name with my first name(too many A's) Since we don't plan on having children I figure it won't be that big of a deal since it seems more common now for woman not to take their husbands name. If FI told me it bothered him I would think about it some more but since he's fine with what I choose I'll just stick with what I know.
Posted 22 January 2009 - 04:27 PM
I thought through most of my life and engagement that I wouldnt..mainly because I like my name..and theres no 1 in my family to carry on our family name.(my father had all girls and so did his brother) I changed my mind after while.Mainly because Ive heard its a lot easier dealing with banks...and when we go to buy a house that overall its just easier.Also I wouldnt want our kids to have to take my last name as well to carry on the name so it would stop with me. I figured I will always be a apart my family I dont need their last name to show it. (after changing my mind im pretty excited to take his last name) I dont feel I will "loose my idenity" although i can see why people may feel that way... but to me I know who I am..where I came from and am OK with taking his name. My fiance feels honored that I am going to take his name. Which is a nice feeling I guess
Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:17 PM
So I am hyphenating for now. Eventually, when we have children, I think I will just completely use his last name, but I'd like to get used to it first.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:49 PM
For any of you brides who are changing your last name, i'm hoping you can help. Once we get home from our destination wedding how do we go about chaning our name? I've been told that legally you have 30 days to do this and you need your wedding certificate..........but i guess i wont be getting my wedding certificate until 3-4 months after the wedding. Does anyone know how this works? Thanks!!
Posted 25 January 2009 - 04:11 AM
Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:33 PM
| Originally Posted by BachataBride |
I'm with you! I don't really care for my last name...it's my Dad's last name & I have mixed feelings about him! Plus I like how Mrs. Amanda Merrigan sounds!
Plus Stratton-Merrigan is too long to hyphenate & I don't want to have a different last name as my kids. We could always both change our names to Merristrattogans!!!
I LOVE THEM!!!
Plus she made me one that said bride!
Posted 30 January 2009 - 05:50 PM
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 01:13 PM
Thanks you for all of your posts. I love my last name and I don't want to change it. My FI would like me to change my name but he said it is my choice but I know he will be upset if I don't. I'm still thinking about it :S
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