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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-19-07 11:44 AM
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75. I did that in my first marriage. I took part of his name and part of my...
birth name and legally changed my name to that name. If we had had any children, they would have had that name. My husband was totally supportive but didn't want to take the name himself. I totally respected his desire to keep his own name.

I kept that name when I got married the second time. It's a totally unique name, which I love. :)

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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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