Changing yourn last name

Changing yourn last name

CuteDee CuteDee
Did you change your last name when you got married?

My sister got married in Sept of last year (2010) and has yet to change her name. Not sure if its the time and effort or the money or if she just really doesnt want to...

FYI... shes been w/this guy for 8 years before getting married and they do have a two year old w/dad's last name. Shes 27 years old.
06/17/2011
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Jul!a Jul!a
I changed my name when I got married. At this point I think my passport and all my log-ins and stuff at my night job are the only things that show my maiden name. My passport because I just haven't worked up the $150 for a new one without a reason yet, and my night job because I never work with customers and it's a giant pain in the butt to change all of that, especially considering I'll probably only be there another year tops. My employee ID from there is being reissued, but I think that was prompted less by my name changing and more because a few weeks ago we had some power surges that tripped an alarm and when I went to leave the police were upstairs waiting for me and my ID's had different last names and the employee ID had a picture that is currently 6 years old. That ID will have both last names so if there's any cross referencing, I'm covered on both ends. It took me a few hours to run around and get my name changed on my Social Security card, my driver's license, and all the bank accounts.

However while I never pictured doing anything other than changing my name when I got married, I have friends that haven't changed theirs, and I see absolutely nothing wrong with it. It's all a matter of personal preference.
06/17/2011
Annemarie Annemarie
I'm not married, but I will be changing my name when I do get married. I'll go the hyphenated route.

Anyway, in most states, if I recall, it's free to change your last name through the courts. Just have to file some paperwork.

I've changed my first name (it was Anne-Marie, but the hyphen kept causing problems), and it was easy, but expensive.
06/17/2011
ToyBoy ToyBoy
I am not married, but my mom never changed her last name. She runs her own practice and didn't want to have to deal with changing everything associated with it. Luckily she didn't because she got divorced after 18 years.
06/17/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by CuteDee
Did you change your last name when you got married?

My sister got married in Sept of last year (2010) and has yet to change her name. Not sure if its the time and effort or the money or if she just really doesnt want to...

FYI... shes ...
Old school...been married over 30 years. No one kept their maiden names back then.
06/18/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
I changed my name after I got married, but it took me almost a year to do it! But then again, I've never been very good at getting things done in a timely manner.
06/19/2011
slynch slynch
My wife and I got married last fall (we were together 10 years at that point) and she changed her name. Almost every month we find something else that she has to get changed. She still has a couple of credit cards in her maiden name.
06/19/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
i changed my name when i got married , wouldnt change my name again was a pain to change back after divorce
06/19/2011
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I changed my name when I got married, then changed it at the divorce to the man I was going to be getting married to after my exhusband and I separated! We got married in Sept of last year too and share a last name. It can be a pain, but I think it's worth it!
06/20/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
It took a few years for me to decide to change my name because I believed my maiden name was rare...it's not and I realized it was hurting Sigel (though he never said anything). It was just a signature on an IRS form for me...never had to do anything else. If we decide to "flip the marriage equation" I will probably hyphenate both guys last names. It will only be 17 letters long...I have a thing for eastern european men....
06/20/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
I changed my name when I got married. It didn't take long for me to get everything switched.
06/20/2011
UnknownGirl UnknownGirl
I change my name. I didn't think it was really a big deal.
06/20/2011
M121212 M121212
I doubt that I would change my last name. My siblings haven't, partly because they have careers that are based on the name they were born with.
06/20/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I got married before 9/11, so it was fairly easy to change my last name to his. When I got divorced in 2010, it was a PAIN IN THE ASS to change my name back.

If I'm ever crazy enough to get married again, I'm keeping my damn maiden name.
06/21/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
I've been in a committed relationship for a few years and don't want to get married. I haven't changed my name and I don't intend to do so. I don't want my partner to change his name, either, unless he has some desire to do so.
06/21/2011
slynch slynch
I am so glad guys names stay the same.
06/22/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
I changed mine but now I wish I hadn't but I refuse to go through the trouble of changing it back
06/22/2011
daniel and frances daniel and frances
Quote:
Originally posted by CuteDee
Did you change your last name when you got married?

My sister got married in Sept of last year (2010) and has yet to change her name. Not sure if its the time and effort or the money or if she just really doesnt want to...

FYI... shes ...
I changed it immediately, though I still use my maiden name for professional reasons.
06/22/2011
IrishLassie IrishLassie
I changed mine. I wanted to take his name. We discussed the last name before we got married on whether I wanted to keep mine or not or if I kept mine, if he would change his. I was getting married and I was excited to change it. I have everthing changed (which is really easy to do) except for my passport. One Im too lazy because it hasnt expired yet and two, its a bit more of a hassle and costly.
06/29/2011
BoomersGirl BoomersGirl
Quote:
Originally posted by CuteDee
Did you change your last name when you got married?

My sister got married in Sept of last year (2010) and has yet to change her name. Not sure if its the time and effort or the money or if she just really doesnt want to...

FYI... shes ...
Yes, I was happy to get rid of my ex husband's last name - LOL.
06/30/2011
Rossie Rossie
I always use my maiden name. Especially after divorce from my first husband, don't have to bother with paperwork, changing it to his and back again.
06/30/2011
Maeby Maeby
I changed my name. It was easy--just a trip to the SS office and the DMV with my marriage certificate. I do need an updated passport, though

I kept my maiden name as my new middle name (dropping my given middle name), but I know many women who drop their maiden name altogether.
06/30/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
When I was younger, I always thought that I would change my name when I got married and completely drop my maiden name, since I had no desire to continue to be connected to the family that raised me. However, I did not get married until I was 39. I had a house, a car, several insurance policies, credit cards, passport, and all sorts of other things already legally associated to my current name. It was just way too much hassle to try and change all that.
06/30/2011
AOutrajus AOutrajus
i got married a few months ago and i havnt changed mt name yet either...just forgot really lol
06/30/2011
Nipplopulous Nipplopulous
Quote:
Originally posted by CuteDee
Did you change your last name when you got married?

My sister got married in Sept of last year (2010) and has yet to change her name. Not sure if its the time and effort or the money or if she just really doesnt want to...

FYI... shes ...
i would hyphenate mine...but probably not change it completely
07/01/2011
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
I kept my maiden name when I got married 15 years ago. He couldn't imagine changing *his* name so had no problem understanding when I said that I was keeping my name because it was, well, my name and not because I didn't want to take his.
07/04/2011
Love Bites Love Bites
I'm getting married,and I want to have both mine and his last name.I already do for things online,and its comfortable because I'm not losing my identity,only adding to it ^^
07/09/2011
southern woman southern woman
Of course I took my husbands name! I think its rediculous not too. Plus they ask you when you go to get the license if you want to change yours or his.
07/13/2011
Beck Beck
i changed mine but it took me a year or so to do it, so when i was married but continueing to use maiden name i also signed married name that way i was both since i was.
07/13/2011
toxie m toxie m
I plan to change my name when I marry. I'm not a big fan of my last name and I've been planning to take someone else's in order to get rid of it for pretty much my whole life, haha.

Although, the older I get, the more attached I get to my maiden name. And the less I care about how it sounds rather than what it stands for. Still, I think I'd like to take my husband's when I get married. I like clear signs of commitment like that.
07/14/2011
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