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Married women: Did you take your husband's last name?

Anonymous
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Question: Did you change your name when you married?

Options:

DH's last name

Kept maiden name

Hyphenated

Other (please explain)


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Debating this, those who married, did you take your husband last name? Or hyphenate? or keep your maiden name?

Edit: My first featured post! so excited lol (the little joys in life)

A little background, just got married the 14th and i hadn't decided about the name thing yet. My mother had a hyphenated last name when her and my father got married (after i was born i was 5) and kept it even after getting divorced. I have my father's last name but we have never been close (haven't seen him in over 3 years), nothing against him or my name though.

Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 14, 2014 at 11:41 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 15, 2014 at 12:25 AM
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Took dh's name. My last name would have over 20 letters if I hyphenated it so that was a big fat no.
If you hyphenate and your kids want to hyphenate also when does it end? Do you keep hyphenating like Smith-Jones-Williams-Johnson and so on and so on?????
I would want my kids last name. I also realize many divorced parents don't though.
michelle623
by Member on Feb. 15, 2014 at 12:37 AM

Dh' s last name

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Feb. 15, 2014 at 12:44 AM
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I took dh last name. If I hadn't gotten married I would have changed my name legally to something different.
squeekers
by Member on Feb. 15, 2014 at 12:46 AM
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I was happy to not be a W anymore and I turned into an A.

bahamamama61
by on Feb. 15, 2014 at 12:54 AM
Took husband's name:)
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waytomanykids10
by on Feb. 15, 2014 at 2:58 AM
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 Yes I took his last name, I couldn't get rid of my maiden name fast enough.

want10more
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2014 at 4:34 AM
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he wouldn't change HIS name so why would i change MINE? one of our kids even carries MY last name. why should HIS name be more important than mine anyway?

beeky
by Member on Feb. 15, 2014 at 5:16 AM

I took dh's last name.

 

djroth724125
by New Member on Feb. 15, 2014 at 5:22 AM
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I kept my maiden name. Both of our boys have my last name as well.

Sister_Someone
by Member on Feb. 15, 2014 at 5:25 AM
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I will be keeping my name as is, no hyphenating.

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