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post #31 of 45
I kept my maiden name, because that's who I am.
I would feel strange having a different name, because it would take away my identity. There is nothing wrong with changing names.
Its up to each person.
I sometimes use my married name, but on most things, I use my maiden name.
post #32 of 45
I just got married 2 months ago, but I have hypenated my last name (haven't legally changed it though)
post #33 of 45
In most of SE Asia, women keep their maiden names but when being introduced to foreigners, they would be Mrs. So and So. All legal documentation are in maiden names. So, if I got married, I'd still keep my maiden name...
post #34 of 45
When I get married I will be taking my husbands last name.
post #35 of 45
Looks like - unless miracles do happen - I'll die with the last name passed on to me by Dad and his Dad. (My grandfather was raised in his maternal grandfather's home so took his name when his own father left town.)

However, if the right fella does come along and sweep me off my feet (his poor back ) I might just take his name.
post #36 of 45
I dropped my maiden name completely and took Jason's last name...most women keep it as their middle name but when I got married I just dropped it....
post #37 of 45
After my most recent divorce, I went back to using my late husband's name. Since I get a government widow's pension, its less confusing, for the VA, if my name is the same as his. Besides, I actually LIKED him.
post #38 of 45
I had no problems taking Brent's last name. I love him so much that it was very easy for me to do it.
post #39 of 45
I'm not married yet. I plan on taking my husband's name. I've thought about changing my middle name to my maiden... just because there's only girls in my family, and I want to carry that name on. But I don't know how my parents would feel if I did that.
post #40 of 45
I kept my last name and our children will have my last name. When we have children my husband has said he will change his last name to mine. I like my last name and have had it for over thirty years. This was something we discussed before getting married especially about the children's name. I would be the only one in my family who would carry on the name and my husband side have plenty of little ones.

Tricia
post #41 of 45
I'm not sure what I'll do. It's really something I've been struggling with as I'm getting married in June. I really love my last name. I was adopted and it means alot ot me. It also has alot of weight in my home town and since I want to take over my dad's law practice I think it's be good to keep my last name. Also, my brother only has a daughter and I'm not sure he'll be having any more kids which means the name would end with us. At the same time his brother already has 3 boys to carry on their name.

At the same time I love hy honeys name (which is even on a building in his home town) and I know it would mean alot to him if I took his last name as well. I'm ok with hyphenation but I'm not sure he is.

I'm leaning toward keeping my full name and adding on his last name so essnetially I'd have my first name, 2 middle names (my middle name & maiden name) and his last name.
post #42 of 45
I was proud to take my husband's name when we married, even though it was just as difficult to pronounce and spell as my maiden name. As for making my maiden my middle or hyphenating, that would have been a no-go -- in some dialects in the south, it would have sounded way too much like "water spigot"
When we divorced seven years later, I saw no reason to keep his last name, since we shared no children and I held no certificates or degrees with his name.

I have an old friend who dropped her 1st husband's name like a hot potato after their divorce, and chose to retain her maiden name after her second marriage, primarily because his family did not like her and she did not want to be associated with that name.

IF (and when) I ever marry again, it will be because I wish to become one with this person, and I will have no trouble taking his name.
post #43 of 45
I am engaged at the minute (but we don't plan on getting married for about a year or so yet) At the moment my initials are D.A.L and when I get married they will be changed to D.A.M So I guess I'll be damed from the start
post #44 of 45
Reverted to my last name when I got divorced a million years ago! I never took David's name and never plan to. I like my last name, and in Canada (at least for French Canadians), it's not uncommon for the wife to keep her name - sometimes kids end up with one or the other or a double-barreled name.
post #45 of 45
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Originally Posted by kura View Post
I am engaged at the minute (but we don't plan on getting married for about a year or so yet) At the moment my initials are D.A.L and when I get married they will be changed to D.A.M So I guess I'll be damed from the start
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