Clíodhna
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Have you decided on your married name?

Clíodhna, on December 10, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 56
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Before saying “I Do”, it’s important that a couple discusses whether one (or both of you!) will be changing your surnames. It’s a wedding-related decision that will affect you for the rest of your life! (And a decision you want to make before you start getting monogrammed gifts!)

Have you decided on your married name? Will it stay the same or are you switching it up?


Have you decided on your married name? 1

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56 Comments

  • Amber
    Rockstar February 2020
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    Yep, I will be taking his last name Smiley heart

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Yes! I will be taking his last name.

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  • Kristal
    Expert February 2020
    Kristal ·
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    Yes! I will be taking his last name. looking forward to having one that isnt commonly and constantly mispelled

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  • Fenja
    Rockstar June 2020
    Fenja ·
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    No. I love my last name and he is unsure about taking mine so we are thinking of hyphenating the names, but we haven't decided that yet.

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  • A
    Super February 2020
    Andrea ·
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    I’m keeping my last name, and he’s supportive of my decision!
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  • Blair
    Expert October 2020
    Blair ·
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    I'll be taking his last name

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  • Vannesa
    Expert October 2021
    Vannesa ·
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    I will definitely e taking his last name!

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  • Jill
    Expert May 2020
    Jill ·
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    I will take his last name

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  • Alyssa
    Dedicated January 2020
    Alyssa ·
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    I'll probs take his name, but I'd like to consider hyphenating, as I love my last name.
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I knew I wasn't gonna change mine
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  • Sharon
    Dedicated April 2020
    Sharon ·
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    I'm taking his last name for sureSmiley shame

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  • Sara
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Sara ·
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    Probably hyphenate. Seems kind of "old school" to completely change my last name 🤪
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  • Nikki
    Dedicated December 2020
    Nikki ·
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    We are both changing! He currently has his biological father's last name, but wants to change to his step-dad's surname, so we are just going to do that together when we get married!

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  • Gabrielle
    Savvy July 2020
    Gabrielle ·
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    I don't know! I will either take his last name or hyphenate.

    My last name is unique and is sometimes mispronounced/mispelled, but as far I know, all of us on this planet are related. Which is a bit special to me.

    His last name is slightly more common and very easily pronounced and spelled, but there are a few girls that would have my first and last name if I took it.


    So I really don't know. Hyphenating seems a bit troublesome especially if I decide to go by one or the other for the sake of simplicity.

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  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I will take his but I need to see what my state allows because I want to make my maiden name my middle name but I already have a middle name.

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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2020
    Taylor ·
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    I'll be taking his name.

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  • Katherine
    Dedicated July 2020
    Katherine ·
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    I will have two last names--his and mine.

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan Online ·
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    We discussed this at length throughout our engagement. We made our final decision about a month before our first bridal shower. Our name changes are official now Smiley shame !

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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar February 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I will be taking FH's last name. It's going from bad to worse though as far as spelling and pronunciation lol so I rather not hyphenate. His last name is German.

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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily ·
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    Yes, I will be taking his last time. Looking forward to being at the top of the alphabet.

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