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The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
The other day I over heard my daughters friend inform her that when he marries his fiancee he is going totake her last name instead so its a new start has anyone else done this or is it out of the norm? opinions and input apperciated
02/29/2012
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K101 K101
Aw how neat! No, I've never known anyone personally, but I don't feel that I needed to take my partner's last name. I guess I'm just proud to be a Richardz and that's who I am, why change that? I don't like the idea at all. Maybe it has something to do with my... hmm.. I wouldn't know how to explain it, but I have weird feelings about things like that for myself. I think mostly I just want to keep my identity and in a way it'd feel like I was getting rid of who I truly am. Crazy huh? Lol. Honestly, I just like my name too. Lol. I'd go for being a Kendra Richardz-Atchley, but I do want to keep my father's last name.

I see nothing wrong with anybody else changing their last name. Whatever they like I'm not opposed to that, I just want to stay a Richardz because I like it Lol. I do think it's pretty neat for things like that to change and for the guy to take the last name. I've joked about my partner being a Richardz and have even called him by his first name and then my last! :0 It's just fun though, I'd never ask him to do it and he wouldn't since he's the only Atchley to carry on the name and I understand that, but it is a cool idea!
02/29/2012
ladychristie ladychristie
My neighbor took his wifes last name he hated his own
02/29/2012
Rossie Rossie
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Originally posted by K101
Aw how neat! No, I've never known anyone personally, but I don't feel that I needed to take my partner's last name. I guess I'm just proud to be a Richardz and that's who I am, why change that? I don't like the idea at all. ...
Me too, I've never changed my last name, saved me a lot of trouble switching back and forth when I divorced my ex.
02/29/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
A close friend of mine changed his last name to his now wife's name because he thought his name was ugly.
02/29/2012
Beck Beck
I think that is great! Although that is not her choice to make, it is the person she marries, but if he agrees than cool.

I wanted to keep my last name and hyphen it with my married name, but my hubby didn't want me to, so I decided I wouldn't.
02/29/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I took my husbands last name, my previous boss kept her maiden name, but I don't know of any male that has taken the wife's name. Cool.
02/29/2012
misskat misskat
What a neat idea! Never heard of that
02/29/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I took my husband's last name, but I know women who haven't and have kept their maiden names.

Slightly off topic but still relevant, when I was in the Social Security Office applying for my new SS card, there was a couple in there who had just gotten married and were changing both of their last names to something new and not going with either one. I didn't hear the reason, but I heard that much of the explanation when they were at the window next to us.
02/29/2012
Mwar Mwar
I know I'm keeping my name when I get married. I'm going to become the first doctor in my family in its history (in about 4.5 years) and I want to keep my name to show it.

I'll use my married name socially and for my kids in school. But I will keep my name for myself and professional reasons.
02/29/2012
underHim underHim
It is not traditional but it is done. I find it odd, but if he is willing to I suppse it is ok...
02/29/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
Both my partner and I kept our names, but I've known people who have gone every direction with that from keeping their maiden names, to taking a female or male partner's name, to doing some kind of combined/hyphenated name. It's all about personal choice as far as I'm concerned.
02/29/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
a friend of mine changed his and his new wife's last name to his mother's maiden name.

Personally I say take the letters of the two last names and create a new one using those letters. Create a new name signifying the creation of a new life together.
02/29/2012
HugsAndBites HugsAndBites
take hers or his or make your own, it wouldnt matter to me, whatever makes every one happy.
02/29/2012
js250 js250
I kept my last name for business and use his for social.
02/29/2012
CindyH CindyH
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Originally posted by The Mother of a SiNner
The other day I over heard my daughters friend inform her that when he marries his fiancee he is going totake her last name instead so its a new start has anyone else done this or is it out of the norm? opinions and input apperciated
never tried but have heard of people doing it why not
02/29/2012
CindyH CindyH
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Originally posted by ladychristie
My neighbor took his wifes last name he hated his own
that funny
02/29/2012
CindyH CindyH
i think it is a good idea if both agree
02/29/2012
MR Chickhabit MR Chickhabit
i used to tease my timid friend because he was going to do the same.

nowadays i see no real problem with it. im not getting married any time soon anyway.
02/29/2012
SexyRayne SexyRayne
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Originally posted by The Mother of a SiNner
The other day I over heard my daughters friend inform her that when he marries his fiancee he is going totake her last name instead so its a new start has anyone else done this or is it out of the norm? opinions and input apperciated
I have not but I do know people who have. It is interesting but I don't think it is a bad thing. If you are a guy and prefer your wife's last name go for it!!
02/29/2012
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