Danielle
Master June 2019

Practice your signature y'all

Danielle, on August 1, 2019 at 11:25 AM Posted in Married Life 0 60
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So, one thing I never even thought about, until it was too late (will explain) is that I never practiced my new signature after changing my name. Well, I used to sign out my entire first name middle initial and last name, but then I got lazy. Being a mom means signing a lot of things haha. So, I started signing my first and last initial...and had been using that as my signature (except for when I signed really important docs, then I signed my entire name). Quick and easy. Andddd this never crossed my mind, but when me and my husband went to the bank to join our finances, I went to go sign my name and realized that I have a new name and didn't really plan for this LOL. So, I lazily signed my first and new last initial, thinking that I could practice later and perfect it. Wellll.......the bank teller decided to tell me AFTER I signed everything that I better use the signature that I signed with (which is just DD, because I just had to be lazy) so they will be able to identify me. *blink blink* Excuse me what? You mean I am stuck with that signature? And she said YES!!! OMG, I think I am totally going to practice, and go back to the bank and ask if I could resign everything so I can have a "do-over" haha, think they will accept? Anyways, this might not seem like much to some, but to me It was just a small little (but kind of important) detail that I never thought about, until this happened. So, learn from my mistakes and practice your signature ladies before changing your name and signing any important documents. Smiley laugh

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Latest activity by Yoice, on August 9, 2019 at 8:05 AM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    I've practiced my signature a few times already and let's just say, it's not pretty. I feel like I'm in 5th grade learning cursive all over again lol

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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
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    Haha, I feel ya. I feel so weird signing my new name. Definitely going to take some getting used to, because it does not feel natural at all yet.

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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
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    I'm sure if you really want to you could re-do your signature at the bank. My mom (who works at the bank) actually told me to come in and ask for a new signature card (what they compare your signature to if they don't know/recognize you/you go to a different branch) because my signature had changed so much (due to laziness!) since I first signed it when I opened the account.

    But yeah, I'm definitely going to have to practice new signature. My current one is so sloppy and barely even a thing.

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  • Nikita
    VIP April 2019
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    In addition to the signature (which wasn't as big of a problem), I struggled the most with saying my last name when I picked up the telephone at work! I taped my last name to the phone just to break me out of script mode.

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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
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    I have been practicing the past couple of weeks on unimportant things lol. Thank you!
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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    Well that is good news, lol.

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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    Lol, it's good to practice, especially during slow planning times.

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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    OMG, YES!!! I sound like a stuttering idiot half the time I go to say my name, lol. Especially when I was in that weird limbo between wedding and legally getting it completely changed. That was a rough one...I was like "I don't know my name!!!" Haha

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    Thats so funny I didn't even think of that when it came to name changing !!! That's a good tip
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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
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    Lol, glad I could help Smiley smile

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  • Samantha
    Dedicated September 2019
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    I've been practicing for a lot longer than I'd like to admit Smiley smile but it's looking good!

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  • Keri
    Expert November 2019
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    I'm going from KK to KI. Capital cursive "I" is hard!

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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
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    My last name has all new letters. I haven't had go write these letters in cursive since school. It's hard!
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
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    It's always funny to me. I went from a P to an R last name and somehow that stupid little leg makes a world of difference and I struggle with writing cursive Rs pretty! Lol
    That and twice I've accidentally signed my maiden name out of sheer habit...lol
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  • Cristy
    Master May 2021
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    I've been trying to practice, and it totally sucks!! It's so unnatural and feels so wrong! I'm worried that my hand is never going to get used to that configuration. I have a fairly long signature, which over time has evolved into a thing where only the first initials are absolutely recognizable. Like C.....L.....H.....with dotted i's and crossed t's. But now I have to completely change the flow, because my hand is used to flowing straight into my version of the cursive H, but now has to try to flow it into a cursive S, which is not even close. Ugh.

    I agree with Caytlyn, I feel like I'm back in grade school learning cursive for the first time.

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  • Kelly
    Super October 2019
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    I’ve been practicing & it really isn’t pretty. Presently I use my first initial & my last name, but my first initial & my new last name doesn’t look or feel right. My full first name is really long, and I don’t go by Kelly professionally... ugh!
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  • Clíodhna
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2030
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    I would have never thought that this is something you need to practice, Danielle Smiley laugh

    Thanks for sharing that tip!

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  • Cheryl
    Expert November 2020
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    I hear ya! I'm going from CA to CF. A is a piece of cake especially when paired with a C in cursive. F is hard! You have to lift your pen.
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
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    I didn’t actually change my signature. It’s always been chicken scratch anyway, it probably closer resembles my new name anyway.
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  • Devoted August 2021
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    Such a valid concern Danielle... I’m planning to keep my name and add FH. I’m not loving the flow so far. Guess it takes some getting use to.
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