Julia Goolia ....so want to watch the wedding singer now lol. If his name was going to be weird with mine I'd probably hyphenate or keep my maiden.
My mum married my bio dad in 1985 I was born in 86 and they were divorced just before their 1 yr anniversary. She kept her married name even when re-partnering in 1989 with my step dad and only changed it in 2001 when she married my step dad. This is something I never really understood.
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19-05-2012 11:43 #22Junior Member
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I do find faroutbrusselsprout's situation interesting though with hubby taking on wife's name instead. If I did get married, I wouldn't change my name but probably wouldn't object to DP changing his to mine :P His first name doesn't really mesh with my maiden name though so that's unlikely to happen.
With baby, DP and I have agreed for baby to take on my maiden name though, as he has no relations with his father and doesn't want that name associated with his kids. So yeah, even if we did get married, DP probably wouldn't want me to take his name either. :/
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19-05-2012 12:24 #24
I was in this situation, thankfully DH surname was his ex step dads so he didn't like it either so we are both changing ( to his real fathers) thank goodness because I sounded like a street walker with the other name
19-05-2012 12:45 #25Member
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I wouldn't take the name, but I wouldn't take any name. I would prefer the (hypothetical) DF take my name.
19-05-2012 13:09 #26Senior Member
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After a short while, I felt so uncomfortable that I never said it and only spelled it out (letter by letter) when people asked my name.
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19-05-2012 13:09 #27
I didn't hesitate in taking DHs name when we were married..
Probably helped that my maiden name is one of the most popular surnames in the world.. Smith!
19-05-2012 13:45 #28Guest Guest
Besides my children having dh's name, if we divorced I still wouldn't change it even if I re-married cause
a. I'm only doing it once, it won't change for every man I'm with.
b. I now identify with this name and feel like its mine and
c. It's a pain in the bum to change all my stuff again like license, Medicare, super, healthcare and the list goes on. It's been 6 years and I just got 'everything' done!!!
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19-05-2012 13:53 #29
19-05-2012 14:00 #30
I've always said that if I married someone with a strange last name, I'd keep my own as my first name is different enough. A normal surname I'd consider, such as Smith, but much prefer my own. Definitely wouldn't hyphen as my first name already is!
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