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    Default Would you take your DH's surname if it...

    Sounded weird with your first name? I just noticed a lovely couple are getting married, her new name will be Rikki Hickey... Reminded me of Julia Goohlia.
    Not making any judgment just curious.

    FTR my DF's last name is O'Hara so no issues there.

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    If my first name was Kerri and I was marrying Jack Carey, I'd probably think twice about taking his last name. Unless my last name was Ferry. Then I'd probably flip a coin.

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    I feel that taking the husband's name is declining and would counsel anyone I was close to to seriously consider the implications of that step.

    I deeply regret being bullied into taking my (now ex-)husbands surname. I have reverted to my maiden name but am never free from it, because forms always ask, "have you ever been known by any other name".

    Thirty years ago, however, I would've taken it without question. But if the combination was weird then considered modifying my first name to suit. For example, with Julia Goohlia, I would likely go by Jules instead.
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    No! I see it as an option really. If you like the name more take it. If not stick with your maiden name.

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    No way!!
    I'm so glad DH took my name. It's awesome! lol.

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    Yes I would

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    I wouldn't. No way! I love my maiden name though, and it has huge meaning to me. It's a massive part of me and I'm never giving it up.

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    I still would yes. I'm a big believer in families having the same family name, even if we divorced my name would remain the same as my kids.

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    My husbands last name is Smoothy. My first name is Krissi (Kristi-Lee). Just a name, and it's not very often people will call you by your full name anyway.

    I wasn't going to change my name when we got married, my maiden name was who I was. DD1 overheard us talking about it and got upset and asked why I didn't want the same name as her and daddy and DD2. I couldn't argue with her logic so I agreed to change.

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    Nope.

    I didn't take on DH's surname because it sounds ridiculous with my name.


 

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