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Joey
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Will you change your last name?

Joey, on April 28, 2021 at 15:48 Posted in Just married 0 10
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Do you plan to take your partner's last name? Will they take yours? Will you each keep your own? Will you hyphenate both names? Or will you make up a new one of your own?


Will you change your last name? 1

Tangled & Twisted in Hatchet Lake

I'll change my name

74%

29 votes

My partner will change

0%

0 votes

We'll both change names

0%

0 votes

Neither of us will change

23%

9 votes

10 Comments

Latest activity by Rebecca, on October 10, 2022 at 07:28
  • R
    Curious July 2023 Ontario
    Rebecca
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    My last name isn't really important to me, however my fiancee's last name is important to her so I will be changing my last name to hers.
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  • Jamie
    Frequent user June 2022 British Columbia
    Jamie
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    I chose to change my last name. I just got back my drivers license and waiting on my BC ID to arrive with the new last name on it. it's changed now on my car insurance too. I'm not looking forward to starting the process to get an updated passport b/c i heard that's a pain in the ass =/

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  • Daily
    Featured August 2022 Ontario
    Daily
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    I will eventually change my last name after I graduate and when my passport is over馃槀馃槀 we have been married for 8 years but I haven鈥檛 change my last name yet. However on my marriage certificate I wrote down my husband last name.
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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
    Laura
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    I plan to keep my surname - I identify strongly with my name and don't want to part with it, and quite frankly, I don't need to. Plus it's a ton of work!

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  • Kathy
    Curious June 2022 Ontario
    Kathy
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    I鈥檝e chosen to keep my own name. I鈥檒l be 54 by the time we get married so I feel I鈥檝e been my maiden name longer than I will be a married name. My fianc茅 is totally fine with it.

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  • Stacey Tc
    Devoted August 2022 Saskatchewan
    Stacey Tc
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    Thanks for the message Smiley heart

    I've thought of the idea of creating a whole new name, I never considered combining two words that would have great meaning to us. I'll have to discuss with him. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Victoria
    Curious August 2022 Ontario
    Victoria
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    That was so disheartening to read that you have been judged and lost out on opportunities because of your surname; however, it's a pretty empowering decision that you get to CHOOSE to keep or in your case change your last name.

    I do know a couple that made up their own last name. No close resemblance to either's surname. I believe they combined two words. The meaning behind the two words were a symbolism of their unity as a couple. I thought that was so unique and beautiful.

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  • Tunisha
    Featured October 2021 Ontario
    Tunisha
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    I will actually hyphenate my name.
    My fianc茅 is not really a fan of that, but this is what I choose. He is worried that people will address me by now surname instead of his. 馃槀
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod
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    My husband did change his last name as he chose to take it with pride. I was shocked yet happy too.
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  • Stacey Tc
    Devoted August 2022 Saskatchewan
    Stacey Tc
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    I'm taking his name. For most of my life I always thought I'd keep my name, but I have bad association with my surname and bad experiences because it's quite uncommon in my area and in my 20s I had people judge me based off of relatives and I found out years later I lost jobs and other opportunities because of my surname. I only use it at work and legally.

    Thought of a new surname or a combo name but in almost 8 years we haven't been able to come up with anything.

    and it'll be Ms. not Mrs. Has been Ms. since I was 16, I'll be glad to be married but I don't need to announce my singleness or otherwise by my honourific.

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