Husband's name that you took when you got married?
My maiden name was Cooper. I couldn't stand any of my fathers family and not him either. I like my last name now. Holley!!
Neither. They are both not common. But my maiden flows better with my first name.
Neither really. But I am getting a divorce and will be keeping my married name so I have the same last name as my kids.
Quoting DixieL:My maiden name was Cooper. I couldn't stand any of my fathers family and not him either. I like my last name now. Holley!!
I dont mind it alone, but together with my first name its a common brand name, so I constantly get comments about it lol
I kept my maiden name. I was 18 and no one TOLD ME I actually HAD to change it. So its been that way these last 9 year. I was thinking for our 10 yr anv. I would give him my new SS card and have it changed. Stupid idea?
Both my married name and my maiden name are not common names and both I have to spell out for people. Also, both have a proud military history and a noteable heritage attached.
However, I prefer my married name because I prefer my identity as a wife rather than my identity as being in the family that I am from. My identity with this name is my identity and the head of the family we have started rather than my identity as part of a family that I had no choice but to be born into. I prefer the identity I chose.
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