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Thread: The LAST Name
December 25th, 2012 02:45 PM #16
Speaking of common last names, I know a couple where both had the last name Williams, so there was no choice to make when they got married. It would have been kind of amusing if she'd hyphenated anyway, though.
December 25th, 2012 02:47 PM #18
And the professional licenses and degree changes would be a hassle to back and change, plus your drivers licsence, passport etc.
You're absolutely right about the Arab naming, I know a set of 4 surviving quintuplets who are Lebanese, and they all have they're father's name in the middle, Ali. I wasn't aware of the marriage switch though.Nathaniel . Eden | Alessandra . Noel
December 25th, 2012 04:22 PM #20
I changed it. I'm a sucker for that tradition, I guess. That's what all of the women in my family did, and I never really thought to question it. Was a tiny bit mournful of the change, but because I moved my maiden last name into the middle name spot, it didn't feel like that big of a deal. I loved my original middle name and felt twinges of loss, but figured we could always give that name to a daughter.
I had friends who (jokingly) said that because I took his last name I must be one of those women who "really loves her husband". Obviously, the name change is NOT a litmus test for really loving your spouse.Mom to James Daniel (10) William Joseph (9), Elise Marie (8), and Zachary Allan (1)
#5, coming in mid-Sept 2015--TEAM BLUE!
Thomas (middle), Paul (vetoed), Henry (vetoed),
(Miles, Arthur, Samuel, Seth) = "meh"
Current short list: Andrew, George, Calvin, Theodore 'Teddy'
December 25th, 2012 06:50 PM #22Senior Member
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I did. I wanted to have the same last name as my children, for one thing. Also, I feel like when marrying someone you're forming such a bond it's just expected to take your husbands last name.All the best,
Baby boy due February 16th, 2013
December 25th, 2012 09:35 PM #24Senior Member
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I did take my husband's last name, but it was kind of a tough decision for me. It came down to me wanting to have the same last name as my future children, and not wanting to hyphenate due to terrible initials.
I am not a fan of patriarchy, but I didn't see much difference in having my father's name vs. my husband's. We thought about taking a new name, but my husband is the last with his name, and I think it's cool that our children will carry it on.