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CharmCity Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:43 PM
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53. No way!!
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  -Straight women Du'ers, did you change your name when you got married? raccoon  Apr-18-07 09:23 AM   #0 
  - Yes, I did.  Left Is Write   Apr-18-07 09:23 AM   #1 
  - Me too. I hyphenated for a while (my maiden name is pretty long)  blondeatlast   Apr-18-07 02:06 PM   #35 
     - I considered keeping my birth name as a middle name, but I didn't want to  Left Is Write   Apr-18-07 03:04 PM   #41 
  - yep.  Maine-ah   Apr-18-07 09:24 AM   #2 
  - the first two marriages, NO  AZDemDist6   Apr-18-07 09:54 AM   #3 
  - Eventually.  missb   Apr-18-07 09:57 AM   #4 
  - Nope  sleebarker   Apr-18-07 09:59 AM   #5 
  - I did  lizziegrace   Apr-18-07 10:02 AM   #6 
  - Sorry to butt in...  genie_weenie   Apr-18-07 10:03 AM   #7 
  - I have too, for the same reason, and also because it's just a  raccoon   Apr-18-07 10:11 AM   #9 
  - I always wondered why  genie_weenie   Apr-18-07 10:15 AM   #11 
  - I went to court and legally changed my last name. I've never...  I Have A Dream   Apr-19-07 11:36 AM   #73 
  - I took my husband's family name.  azmouse   Apr-18-07 10:04 AM   #8 
  - My wife is Chinese, and Chinese women usually don't change their names  NewJeffCT   Apr-18-07 10:13 AM   #10 
  - No. At the suggestion of my dad. He was cool.  Beausoir   Apr-18-07 10:17 AM   #12 
  - I did but didn't really want to  skygazer   Apr-18-07 10:23 AM   #13 
  - I did, but only becuase I hated my maiden name.  LaraMN   Apr-18-07 10:26 AM   #14 
  - See, I'm not attached to mine...  bicentennial_baby   Apr-18-07 12:12 PM   #21 
     - My sister and I were the last in our family to get the name,  LaraMN   Apr-18-07 12:14 PM   #22 
        - Yeah, I have a little brother, who I assume  bicentennial_baby   Apr-18-07 12:15 PM   #23 
  - Kept my name.  Dora   Apr-18-07 12:03 PM   #15 
  - I added Mr. kt's name, and kept my maiden name as a middle name.  Kerrytravelers   Apr-18-07 12:07 PM   #16 
  - Yes  Mad_Dem_X   Apr-18-07 12:08 PM   #17 
  - I did under duress, and I regret it.  NewWaveChick1981   Apr-18-07 12:10 PM   #18 
  - My mother-in-law just refuses to acknowledge that I didn't change it. She sends  grace0418   Apr-18-07 04:20 PM   #47 
     - My mother did this. I finally told her that if she continued to do this...  I Have A Dream   Apr-19-07 11:46 AM   #76 
  - I'm Bi, but I am getting married  bicentennial_baby   Apr-18-07 12:10 PM   #19 
  - Yay!! for you :))  Karenca   Apr-18-07 06:10 PM   #57 
     - thank you!!  bicentennial_baby   Apr-18-07 06:25 PM   #61 
        - Back at you :))  Karenca   Apr-18-07 06:31 PM   #64 
  - Yep, but wish I hadn't  sybylla   Apr-18-07 12:11 PM   #20 
  - I understand your feelings, but....  Left Is Write   Apr-19-07 10:53 AM   #70 
  - Name Change  Polly Hennessey   Apr-18-07 12:16 PM   #24 
  - I kept my name and added my husband's  JulieRB   Apr-18-07 12:25 PM   #25 
  - Yes and I don't regret it  MorningGlow   Apr-18-07 12:27 PM   #26 
  - i did and seeing as how my maiden named rhymed with a body part down south  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-18-07 12:28 PM   #27 
  - Your maiden name is Dolores?  Bunny   Apr-18-07 06:04 PM   #56 
     - no!!!!!!  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-18-07 06:23 PM   #59 
  - First marriage: no. Second marriage: yes and I regretted it. I'm going to change my name back.n/t  CottonBear   Apr-18-07 12:34 PM   #28 
  - I changed mine and didn't have any problems...  youthere   Apr-18-07 12:34 PM   #29 
  - I did that in my first marriage. I took part of his name and part of my...  I Have A Dream   Apr-19-07 11:44 AM   #75 
  - I didn't change mine. n/t  SeattleGirl   Apr-18-07 12:47 PM   #30 
  - No.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-18-07 01:18 PM   #31 
  - Yes. I lived with a hyphenated last name my whole un-married life.  scarlet_owl   Apr-18-07 01:52 PM   #32 
  - nope. and i have no intention of doing so.  DixieBlue   Apr-18-07 01:53 PM   #33 
  - Yes, I liked his last name better.  Nicole   Apr-18-07 01:59 PM   #34 
  - No. The county clerk refused to register us and committed a misdemeanor  Perragrande   Apr-18-07 02:30 PM   #36 
  - Update to my present situation:  Perragrande   Apr-18-07 05:09 PM   #50 
  - Wow, 2 dips in one posting.  raccoon   Apr-19-07 07:57 AM   #68 
  - I didn't  Book Lover   Apr-18-07 02:32 PM   #37 
  - My wife didn't. Her surname is very rare, so she wanted to keep it.  Kutjara   Apr-18-07 02:34 PM   #38 
  - It took me a couple of years to get everything switched over.  crim son   Apr-18-07 02:40 PM   #39 
  - I did  skippysmom   Apr-18-07 02:42 PM   #40 
  - I did  BarenakedLady   Apr-18-07 03:27 PM   #42 
  - No, I kept mine.  riderinthestorm   Apr-18-07 03:45 PM   #43 
  - My dear raccoon...  CaliforniaPeggy   Apr-18-07 04:12 PM   #44 
  - No, I never did. I think it bothers my husband a little bit but he understands.  grace0418   Apr-18-07 04:15 PM   #45 
  - I did, I wanted to.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Apr-18-07 04:19 PM   #46 
  - I did although I didn't want to....but the first thing in marriage is compromise  bleedingheart   Apr-18-07 04:31 PM   #48 
  - Yup. Got rid of my first husband's last name  WakeMeUp   Apr-18-07 04:56 PM   #49 
  - I hyphenated legally and go by my maiden name....  sjbech   Apr-18-07 05:14 PM   #51 
  - I did. Then I got divorced, and I'm so bad about paperwork  femmedem   Apr-18-07 05:17 PM   #52 
  - No way!!  CharmCity   Apr-18-07 05:43 PM   #53 
  - yes and still that name since the divorce  wildhorses   Apr-18-07 05:46 PM   #54 
  - yup. my 'maiden' name was long, always mispronounced,  Flaxbee   Apr-18-07 05:47 PM   #55 
  - I like how you put "maiden" in quotes.  Left Is Write   Apr-19-07 10:56 AM   #72 
  - Nope. Don't like the patriarchal bullshit. IMHO, the couple should  kath   Apr-18-07 06:21 PM   #58 
  - I like the idea of the coin toss. nt  raccoon   Apr-19-07 08:00 AM   #69 
  - I kept my maiden name but later added my husbands name  OhioBlues   Apr-18-07 06:24 PM   #60 
  - no, although if I were deciding now, I might have  tigereye   Apr-18-07 06:28 PM   #62 
  - No. Why would I?  SmokingJacket   Apr-18-07 06:29 PM   #63 
  - No, I didn't change my name.  Breeze54   Apr-18-07 06:37 PM   #65 
  - No. n/t  I Have A Dream   Apr-18-07 06:37 PM   #66 
  - Nope. Each of us in my family has totally different first and last names.  uppityperson   Apr-18-07 06:39 PM   #67 
  - No  graywarrior   Apr-19-07 10:54 AM   #71 
  - Yes, I was happy to. I love my hubby.  RubyDuby in GA   Apr-19-07 11:38 AM   #74 
 

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