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    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    No way!!
    I'm so glad DH took my name. It's awesome! lol.
    Why did he take yours?

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    Ancestory. com will go out of business thats for sure. I can't imagine us all having different surnames, especially my kids to each other, it's abit much for me. Each to their own.

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    I was so excited to be able to take on DH's surname, and it's not like my old one was bad, or that my new one is good (Appleyard).

    I can understand why people don't, especially if they come from a family of all girls or something, but for me it was part of the wedding dream.

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    I thought I would gladly take on my DH's name until I got married and the name change process became a reality. We've been married 8 months and I haven't done it. We moved, I got a new job etc as soon as we married so I had to fill out tax & bank forms etc in my legal name. Now, the more I think of it the less I am keen.

    1. That's my identity. I've been this name for 30 years. I have an emotional attachment to it.

    2. I have a professional reputation, tertiary degrees and a career built in that name.

    3. I have sooo many accounts, insurances, registrations and records in that name. It's an administrative nightmare getting those changed over.

    4. I feel like its expected of me and I can't see why it really matters except for ease of reference or identification as DH's wife.


    In saying that, I will probably still do it next financial year when I have a whole year to get things sorted before tax time. Maybe!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    To those that have kept their names, but their DH hasn't changed theirs.

    Do you have a collective name you're referenced as? We're known as the '*****s' in most of our circles.
    This is a problem we've had with girls brigade, because we have children there with two different surnames, and my surname is different again - and none of us want to be referred to by someone elses surname.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetseven View Post
    This is a problem we've had with girls brigade, because we have children there with two different surnames, and my surname is different again - and none of us want to be referred to by someone elses surname.
    We were alway 'The ****ys' (mums surname), which irked me because it wasn't my surname. She loathed being called Mrs. [our surname].

    My FIL is remarried, but MIL has retained the surname, she says because it's awesome, because her kids and grandkids all have it (except for 1/18) and it's been her name for more than half her life.

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    People usually use our actual names when talking about us collectively. We'll never be "the XYZs" anyway because DD will always have a different surname to me... she has her father's surname and though she wants to change it to mine, I cannot do it without her father's permission (or by some lengthy, potentially costly process I'm yet to full understand).


 

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