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20-05-2012 13:04 #121-
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20-05-2012 13:17 #122Guest Guest
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.
20-05-2012 13:31 #123
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.
20-05-2012 13:53 #124
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!!
20-05-2012 14:08 #125Senior Member
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20-05-2012 14:29 #126
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.
20-05-2012 16:01 #127
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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