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Name Changes

What are you doing? Changing completely, hypenating, no change at all?

I'm stuck....and hear me out on this.

My current last name is Scott. FI last name is Smith. Personally, I think Morgan Scott has a better ring to it than Morgan Smith....IMO. However Morgan Scott-Smith is a MOUTHFUL!
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  • I'm changing my last name completely. I'm pretty sure my FI doesn't want me keeping or hypenating my ex-husband's name!
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    [QUOTE]I'm changing my last name completely. I'm pretty sure my FI doesn't want me <strong>keeping or hypenating my ex-husband's name</strong>!
    Posted by fancywright2[/QUOTE]

    Yea I wouldn't either! Good choice.
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  • Changing it completely, at first I was hesitant because of my career/publications etc. But I don't think there is a future for me in academia and it means a whole lot to him. Plus my last name is long and his is too, so hyphenating was out of the question. 
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    [QUOTE]What are you doing? Changing completely, hypenating, no change at all? I'm stuck....and hear me out on this. My current last name is Scott. FI last name is Smith. Personally, I think Morgan Scott has a better ring to it than Morgan Smith....IMO. However Morgan Scott-Smith is a MOUTHFUL!
    Posted by MrsSmith2Be02[/QUOTE]<div>
    My current last name is Moore<div>i am dropping Moore and taking mista's last name</div><div>
    </div><div>my initals wont change lol his last name starts with M also </div><div>
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Name Changes : My current last name is Moore i am dropping Moore and taking mista's last name <strong>my initals wont change lol his last name starts with M also 
    </strong>Posted by thedivav[/QUOTE]

    Me too!
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  • I'm making my current last name my second middle name and taking his last name.
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    [QUOTE]I'm making my current last name my second middle name and taking his last name.
    Posted by HardyLove222[/QUOTE]

    I dont wanna part with my middle name....love it (but this is what my mom did when my parents got hitched)
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Name Changes :<strong> I dont wanna part with my middle name</strong>....love it (but this is what my mom did when my parents got hitched)
    Posted by MrsSmith2Be02[/QUOTE]

    I'm keeping my middle name lol. I'll just have two my original middle name and my maiden name. I think I can do that :/

    My grandma did the same thing too but she just has her maiden name as her middle name.
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  • I changed mine completely and DH appreciated it :).  I thought about hyphenating it for a brief second that that gets a bit busy to me and I didn't want my patients calling me Dr. Maidenname-Marriedname cause I didn't want to say all of the myself!  Do whatever you and FI agree on, I've seen people get real creative with it.
  • Not changing mine. Informally ppl will call me Mrs Lewis anyways
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  • Not changing mine. Fiance wants to change his to Awesome. I wouldnt be able to go around introducing myself as Tasha Awesome without giggling. Plus, NOBODY would take me seriously.  I'm a little bit upset that I can't change mine (kind of a kill-joy), but whatevs, we only live once, might as well have fun doing it!  

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    [QUOTE]I'm changing my last name completely. I'm pretty sure my FI doesn't want me keeping or hypenating my ex-husband's name!
    Posted by fancywright2[/QUOTE]

    This!  I dropped my wasband's name completely although I had established my career with it and my children have the name. It was a hard decision but I felt like that was my past and my husband was my future. New husband new name. I have always used my madien name as my middle name. I will continue to do that.
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  • I just changed mine and DH's last name is also Smith.  I just went ahead and changed it completely with no hyphen.  So far though I've only changed it with the Social Security Office and FB of course.  I haven't made it to the DMV yet.

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Name Changes : This!  I dropped my wasband's name completely although I had established my career with it and my children have the name. It was a hard decision but I felt like that was my past and my husband was my future. New husband new name. I have always used my madien name as my middle name. I will continue to do that.
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    Ditto.
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  • But I think ours is kinda neat because my Mom's maiden name is Smith so my grandparents are Smiths, my uncle and my female cousins but there were no males to carry on the name after my uncle.  So now that I am a Smith and we are expecting a baby boy, the same name has been resurrected (as DH conveniently likes to remind me all the time) 

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    [QUOTE]Not changing mine. <strong>Fiance wants to change his to Awesome</strong>. I wouldnt be able to go around introducing myself as Tasha Awesome without giggling. Plus, NOBODY would take me seriously.  I'm a little bit upset that I can't change mine (kind of a kill-joy), but whatevs, we only live once, might as well have fun doing it!   <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOQ63l7Nl8c" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOQ63l7Nl8c</a>
    Posted by footballwife77[/QUOTE]

    I can see why you wouldn't be able to not giggle...because I did. Where did he get that from???
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    [QUOTE]But I think ours is kinda neat because my Mom's maiden name is Smith so my grandparents are Smiths, my uncle and my female cousins but there were no males to carry on the name after my uncle.  So now that I am a Smith and we are expecting a baby boy, the same name has been resurrected (as DH conveniently likes to remind me all the time) 
    Posted by Sophia1913[/QUOTE]

    Now that is neat! I think I will go ahead and change it completely. Most people won't be calling me Mrs. First Name Smith anyway. They will just be Mrs. Smith, so what is the big deal? Plus I know FI would appreciate it. I joked and said I wasn't changing my name at all and he almost had a cow. LOL.

    When are you due? U should have baby boy on Feb 11 (my birthday) or Feb 9 (FI bday)
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Name Changes : <strong>I'm keeping my middle name lol. I'll just have two my original middle name and my maiden name.</strong> 
    Posted by HardyLove222[/QUOTE]

    <div>This is what I am doing.</div>
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Name Changes : Now that is neat! I think I will go ahead and change it completely. Most people won't be calling me Mrs. First Name Smith anyway. They will just be Mrs. Smith, so what is the big deal? Plus I know FI would appreciate it. I joked and said I wasn't changing my name at all and he almost had a cow. LOL. When are you due? <strong>U should have baby boy on Feb 11 (my birthday) or Feb 9 (FI bday)
    </strong>Posted by MrsSmith2Be02[/QUOTE]

    Or feb 8th (my birthday) lmbo!!! j/k

    I'm changing mine completely. I'm excited to move up 4 letters in the alphabet lol. Plus, my last name would be waaaayy too long hypenated. I dont have time for 16 character last names lol
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  • I am changing mine completely! No hyphenating nothing...I am going from Casey Brown to Casey McKnight....
  • Well mine is a little bit different... since were married before and I changed my name..after our divorce I took my maiden name again It took a while for me to find MYSELF.. and now that were getting married again..this time its totally different.. like I am a new person my maiden name and our new marriagehis last name..so it will be hyphenated.. to represent the joining of the new me and him as ONE.. And I will still have both kids names still represented..
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  • In Response to Re:Name Changes:[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Name Changes:In Response to Re: Name Changes : Now that is neat! I think I will go ahead and change it completely. Most people won't be calling me Mrs. First Name Smith anyway. They will just be Mrs. Smith, so what is the big deal? Plus I know FI would appreciate it. I joked and said I wasn't changing my name at all and he almost had a cow. LOL. When are you due? U should have baby boy on Feb 11 my birthday or Feb 9 FI bdayPosted by MrsSmith2Be02Or feb 8th my birthday lmbo!!! j/kI'm changing mine completely.nbsp;I'm excited to move up 4 letters in the alphabet lol. Plus, my last name would be waaaayy too long hypenated. I dont have time fornbsp;16 characternbsp;last names lol Posted by ladycane015[/QUOTE]

    Don't judge us 16 character last names
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    Isn't that like more than half of the alphabet....lol

    He asked me to change mine and not hypenate, I agreed.
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    Yess.... lol... why yes it is....
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    [QUOTE]Well mine is a little bit different... since were married before and I changed my name..after our divorce I took my maiden name again It took a while for me to find MYSELF.. and now that were getting married again..this time its totally different.. like I am a new person my maiden name and our new marriagehis last name..so it will be hyphenated.. to represent the joining of the new me and him as ONE.. And I will still have both kids names still represented..
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    <div>#deep</div>
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  • Im changing completely. My cousin married a girl with a name similar to mine and I dislike that although the spelling is completely different. Culeta vs Coreatha. I'm Culeta. FI decided to change my last name to his on Facebook already do I left it.
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    This was something I really thought about.....
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  • Some told me recently that SS or some other gov't agency don't recognize when you put your last name as your middle name. I have to get the full details because i forgot what she says. I was going to hyphenate it but changed my mind to just taking his last name.
  • I'm due Feb 17. LOL, you guys sound like my sister. She's put her bid in for Feb 23 her bday although I'm thinking this little one is going to come before then

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    [QUOTE]Some told me recently that SS or some other gov't agency don't recognize when you put your last name as your middle name. I have to get the full details because i forgot what she says. I was going to hyphenate it but changed my mind to just taking his last name.
    Posted by shabuka1[/QUOTE]

    I don't think that's true. You have to go through the legal name change first and whatever you change your name to legally, and then you refile for your new SSC that's the name that is printed on it.

    I.E. Original: Ashley Michelle Jones
    New: Ashley Jones Thomas

    All in all...,.they are just letters
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