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#61 LisaMatterni

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    Posted 01 December 2010 - 08:15 PM

    I change my name and I use my husband's last name. But I still keep my maiden name because that's what I really should do. At least people will still know me eventhough I'm married.



    #62 X-Chan

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      Posted 01 December 2010 - 08:27 PM

      I think it's your choice and your FH should be able to get over it if you'd like to keep your last name.

       

       

      As an illustrator, my name is my brand so I'll be keeping my last name, I don't really want to have to start over! Anyways, FI is from Cuba and in his culture, the women don't take on their husbands names so it works out. Everyone there gets two last names, the father's and then the mother's in that order. So following that, our kids would be first name - husband's first last name, my last name. Not sure if we'll follow that since my asian name sounds kind of stupid tacked onto his cuban one, so they'll probably just take his. :D



      #63 islandbride8

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        Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:28 PM

        I've always known i would change my last name when I got married.  I find it an honor to take my husband's name.  I'm definately going to change it, but I recently did have a private cry over this issue...  Giving up my last name almost feel like giving up a part of who i am.  My FI just thinks I'm emotional (which i definately am), but it is kinda sad in a way.  I really don't know exactly how to explain it, but it does make me a lil sad to know I won't be Sarah Cox anymore :)



        #64 Lua

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          Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:35 PM

          I've always known that I was going to change my name. It actually excites me! :)

           

          Besides, people already have trouble trying to pronounce and spell my french Canadian name, so why not change it to a hard to spell and pronounce Polish one! :)



          #65 shelbygirl

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            Posted 02 December 2010 - 12:49 PM

            I'm going to change my name. I was thinking about hyphenating...but after talking to other brides who have done this, I will change mine.  It will be hard to get used to being called a different name after all these years.



            #66 LMango

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              Posted 02 December 2010 - 02:36 PM

              I'm changing my name, but I'm adding my maiden name as a second middle name. So I don't need to hyphenate, I still have my family name, and I have my new husband's name, too. I think that's a good comprimise, but, I totally think it's normally weak to be expected to change your name. I'd rather he took my name, if that were the case--mine is more original!!



              #67 greysgirl

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                Posted 02 December 2010 - 03:45 PM

                I can't wait to change my name!  When I was married 10 years ago, I changed my middle name to my maiden name.  Then when I got divorced, I was in a bit of a bind.  Ha!  So yes, I can't wait to change my name.
                 

                Originally Posted by LMango 

                I'm changing my name, but I'm adding my maiden name as a second middle name. So I don't need to hyphenate, I still have my family name, and I have my new husband's name, too. I think that's a good comprimise, but, I totally think it's normally weak to be expected to change your name. I'd rather he took my name, if that were the case--mine is more original!!





                #68 june11bride

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                  Posted 02 December 2010 - 03:54 PM

                  I am definitely changing my name. Not only have I always hated my last name (it's very long) but I like my FI's last name. I have never really gotten along with my stepdad (whose last name I have) so I am excited to change it. Also, I am a teacher, and will be very excited to have a name students can remember!! I have absolutely no issue with brides keeping their own names. It's definitely a personal choice!!


                  Happily married on June 11th 2011 to the best husband in the world!


                  #69 helen9

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                    Posted 04 December 2010 - 02:14 PM

                    Yes I am. The agreement we made was I changed my surname and our kids would be baptised Catholics. Works for me



                    #70 tris

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                      Posted 04 December 2010 - 02:21 PM

                      I don't have a great relationship with my dad... he's never really been a dad to me.... so I'm changing my name. If I had a really close relationship with him I'd probably keep it.

                      (FI's last name is so much better than mine too)


                      Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay




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