Rebecca
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Sad to say goodbye or happy to be changing your name?

Rebecca, on December 19, 2018 at 5:05 PM Posted in Married Life 0 41
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One of the biggest changes when you get married (besides that whole life partner thing 😜) is if you change your last name! Are you changing your last name? If so, are you excited for your new signature or will you be missing the old?


Sad to say goodbye or happy to be changing your name? 1

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·

    I was SO happy to say goodbye to my maiden name. It has a bad history with it, and marrying my husband was really a new chapter in my life. I married into a family that cares so much and say their name with such pride. I'm happy to be one of them.

  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
    I am really excited to switch my last name!! My maiden name is super generic so I’m looking forward to being able to have accounts with just my name (no numbers) for the first time in my life - I already got a new email account and Instagram currently has it available too I just need to get used to my new signature, since it’ll be a little longer than my current one!
  • Becca
    Super August 2019
    Becca ·
    I’m excited to change it! It’s gonna be weird at first, but exciting!
  • J
    Devoted April 2020
    J ·
    Hahahahaha I have mixed feelings. My maiden name is Hadik (haa-dick) so, I received A LOT of phallic nicknames in high school (Jordynn Had-a-dick or when people mispronounce it “Hey! Dick!” I also got comments about the fish haddock a lot too). So I’m sooooo happy to be saying goodbye to that. However, as you can see, my first name is spelled uniquely, so right now I have to constantly spell out my first name & last. I was hoping to get a last name where I don’t have to do that anymore, but my FH last name is Pohlman and people spell it wrong constantly. I also don’t think Jordynn Pohlman flows nicely, but I’ll get used to it.
  • Nisa
    Super March 2019
    Nisa ·

    Not changing mine! I love my name, my dad only has daughters so it's dying out with me, and I'd like to keep the same name as my degrees!

  • PurdyAikey
    Super January 2019
    PurdyAikey ·

    Sad to say good by! My last name is Purdy his Aikey.. It is just sooo disappointing to go from perty to achey!

  • Madelyn
    Expert August 2019
    Madelyn ·
    It’s bittersweet, I love my maiden name and because my family are cattle ranchers I love that my current last name is attached to our brand and all the history of that. But I am so excited to take my FH’s last name and luckily I get to stay with the same letter so my initials stay the same just Ward to Welsh.
  • J
    Devoted April 2020
    J ·
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    Ward is my mom’s maiden name! And she switched to Hadik for some reason I can’t understand 😂😂😂
  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
    Peggy ·
    I love my maiden name but I’m excited to share a last name too
  • Amber
    Devoted July 2019
    Amber ·
    I don’t speak to my parents or my entire dad’s side, so good riddance. Excited to finally share a last name with my daughter!
  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
    HayMrsO ·

    So ready to change my name! Finally had a chance to get to the courthouse to get a copy of our marriage certificate. Went online to make an appt at the DMV and the quickest I can get one is Feb 11! So I guess I have to wait. Grrrr!

  • Holly
    Devoted June 2020
    Holly ·
    I love my last name and it's bittersweet to lose it but my soon to be new last name has a funny story....FH's last name is Cullen and I was (embarrassingly) obsessed with twilight when I was in high school so my friends love to tease me that I actually "bagged" a Cullen 🙈
  • Summerbride77
    VIP July 2019
    Summerbride77 ·

    Can I say both? I really don't want to give up any part of my current name but I really want to have the same last name as my FH. So I'm moving my current last name to be a second middle name and sticking FH's last name on the end

  • Summerbride77
    VIP July 2019
    Summerbride77 ·
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    Omg, I love this.

  • OnCloudRawls
    VIP June 2019
    OnCloudRawls ·

    I'm excited to change my maiden name, but sad because my younger brother and I share that name. We're like a clan.

  • Jenni
    Dedicated March 2019
    Jenni ·
    I’m so excited to change it. My current last name holds nothing but bad memories. I will miss signing my old name just cause now I have to think before I sign. It won’t just flow from me lol
  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
    I'm so excited to have his last name! I have 3 brothers so there's plenty of chances for our last name to stick around. It'll so weird at first but I can't wait!
  • Laura
    Just Said Yes August 2020
    Laura ·
    I’ve decided to keep mine! I have 3 degrees in my last name and I am the only child in the family. My partner has been incredibly supportive of the decision.
  • Rebecca
    Master October 2025
    Rebecca ·
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    I like the way your last name will sound with your first name!! Before you know it, it will become natural

    I can totally relate to the last name jokes...my last name is the same as the French skunk Pepe le Pew. Needless to say, I can't wait to change it!

  • Mrs. J Robinson
    Super March 2019
    Mrs. J Robinson ·
    I’m so excited! Unfortunately, I will be my family’s last hope of carrying on my last name, which is kinda weird to think about, but I’m ready to start my own family ❤️

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