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Changing Your Name - Do or Ditch?

Lynnie, on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 AM Posted in Married Life 0 139

Taking your new spouse's name is a tradition that has definitely been declining in popularity! As a couple, do you plan on sharing the same last name? Or are you ditching the name change tradition? (And all the paperwork that comes with it! Smiley laugh )

Are you doing or ditching the name change tradition?

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Latest activity by Emilia, on July 13, 2021 at 1:02 PM
  • Alisa
    Devoted October 2021
    Alisa ·
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    YES!! changing my name to LOPEZ!! So exciting
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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Changing my name #soontobeShields
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  • Erin
    VIP December 2020
    Erin ·
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    I’m going to be changing my last name. It’s really important to him, and I can’t wait to get rid of mine anyway.
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  • Shelby
    Expert November 2020
    Shelby ·
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    Yes I am changing my name.
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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
    Sherry ·
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    I changed my name. I couldn't wait to get rid of mine.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Ditch. That's a tradition I don't need to follow
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I took my wife's name, but it's definitely personal preference.

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Doing, I'm super excited to change my last name.

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  • Annajoy
    Expert August 2020
    Annajoy ·
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    Not excited about it, but I'm going to do it. It'll just take some time to get used to. I'll also have a lot of documents to update Smiley sad

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    I hyphenated, so yes.

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  • Vannesa
    Expert June 2022
    Vannesa ·
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    Yes, changing mine to Escobar!

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  • Rae
    Savvy June 2021
    Rae ·
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    Yes! He came up with the idea of smushing our last names together, no hyphen. We both have short last names and he loves how much our last names sound like periwinkle together. I didn't want to ditch my dad's last name, but I want our family to all have the same last name. Are we meant to be or what? Smiley heart

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  • Julie
    VIP February 2020
    Julie ·
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    Ugh. Doing. It's really important to him, and he hardly asks for anything. Making my maiden name my middle name.
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  • Jai
    Rockstar May 2020
    Jai ·
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    Excited! Going from Jenkins to Butcher!
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  • K
    Dedicated 0000
    K ·
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    Doing it because I wanted to. I like the idea of becoming part of his family. I'm keeping my last name though too--just having 2 last names :-)

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  • Hallie
    Dedicated August 2020
    Hallie ·
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    I am changing my name but ditching my middle name. My maiden name will now be my middle name :-)

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  • Fenja
    VIP August 2021
    Fenja ·
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    I'm an only child and don't want to change my name, so we might hyphenate them instead, but we haven't settled that yet. Smiley laugh

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  • Ashley
    Devoted July 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Definitely doing this. I can't wait to share the same last name as my husband!

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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
    Sweet'N'Rhodes ·
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    Yes. I can't wait to be his wife and share his name. Though it will be hyphenated with my current surname, his will be first.

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  • Alyssa
    Super December 2021
    Alyssa ·
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    Keeping mine Smiley laugh

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