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Anyone keep their own last name after marriage?

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urban_baybee

Asked by urban_baybee at 7:42 PM on Jul. 4, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I did, I wanted my last name to be the same as my husband and kids
    Decker

    Answer by Decker at 7:43 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • yep I did. only because I never found time to go to all the places to get it changed. No big deal. Who wants to be a Smith anyways LOL such a boring last name
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 7:47 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • I use both my maiden name and my married name. I just incorporated my maiden name as a middle name. If I could go back, I would probably legally hyphenate.
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 7:48 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • I did and the kids have my last name, someday dh will too lol, can't beat them might as well join them????
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 8:02 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • I just got divoriced and im keeping my last name the same as his its my kids last name so I want it to ne the same
    ashlee31627

    Answer by ashlee31627 at 8:04 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • I took my husbands name. Three of my nephews married women that kept their own name though.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:16 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • I took my husband's name.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 8:17 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • I took his name... I would have taken any name to get rid of the one I had...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:58 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • I took my husband's name because I couldn't imagine doing otherwise. I started grad school shortly after getting married, a course on women in politics so there was quite a feminist slant to it, and they put my maiden name on everything. I asked the person in charge of files to change it to my married name (my application was submitted before I married) and she hyphenated it. I tried to change it but they just wouldn't do it and I got crap about changing my name.

    If I were published or respected in my field as an expert then I might consider keeping my maiden name for that but quite frankly I couldn't imagine marrying that late in life anyway.
    RhondaVeggie

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 9:05 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

  • not me!
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:59 PM on Jul. 4, 2010

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