When you married did you keep your last name or take your husband's last name?

@mom2hn (107)
United States
October 28, 2006 9:38pm CST
I took my husband's last name. What about you?
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30 responses
@dollbaby (595)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I also took my husband's last name.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thanks for the response! I wonder if this is still the norm or the trend is to keep your own last name or maybe even hyphenate it???
@vbembot (749)
• Philippines
29 Oct 06
i took my husband's last name. I think we can already have the choice to not to change our name.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thanks for the response!
@Betty1956 (177)
• United States
29 Oct 06
When I married,I chose to keep my maiden name and add my husband's last name. My maiden name became my middle name which I mostly use with my ex-husband's last name. When I divorced my husband, I left it up to my children whether I should drop their father's name. They told me they preferred having a mother with a name the same as theirs. I kept the name.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I think that was a very responsible thing to do for your children! I think its great that you considered their feelings!
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@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
29 Oct 06
It was not an option when I got married but, even if I had the choice, I would have taken his name for many reasons: 1. the future children 2. his name is shorter and easier 3. why be married and still keep your single name, I never saw the sense of it 4. I love him, why wouldn't I want his name?
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@mom2hn (107)
• United States
29 Oct 06
That's how I always felt too! I couldn't wait to be married to be Mrs. K----Z!
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@wvchell78 (564)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I took my husband's last name but I always joke that he should have taken mine. I went from a 5 letter last name to a 11 letter last name.
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@mom2hn (107)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Yes! I went from a very easy to pronounce last name to one that gets butchered on a daily basis! It's almost a game now to see what I will be called. It's especially funny when I'm shopping somewhere and the poor people are stumbling trying to figure out how to pronoune this VERY German last name!
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@malcido (422)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I took my husband's last name. I understand that some women do not make this choice, but beyond my personal feelings, I felt that it would cause unnecessary confusion once we had children.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
29 Oct 06
That's a good point... I never thought that far ahead to the kids but I can see where that would be highly confusing!
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I took my husbands name. It didnt feel right if I didnt.
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@mom2hn (107)
• United States
29 Oct 06
To me that was one of the special things about getting married! I'm sure I will have some ladies out there telling me I don't need my husbands name to feel special but that's just me! I'm glad I did! Thanks for the response!
@DRoddy77 (1778)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I took his name because I was proud to be his wife and wanted everyone to know it!
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Same here! Looks like you're a proud mommy too!
• United States
29 Oct 06
Right .Same here and I'm proud too.
@astone83 (129)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I felt the same way. I couldn't wait to start using my husband's name.
@tamm820 (464)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I took my husbands last name. It was important to me, I guess it made my family complete. My son already has my husband's last name, so it was just me, all left out.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I can understand that. Thanks for the post!
• United States
30 Oct 06
I'm engaged and will be taking my fiancee's last name.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Great! Thanks for responding!
@lilbabyru (101)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I would take my husbands last name..
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Great! Thanks for the response!
@kwilson30 (104)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I took my wife's last name of Backroper, because it sounded like the best idea at the time
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
and at this time... how does it sound??? :)
@kikiss (431)
• Australia
30 Oct 06
I will took my husband last name
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Great! Thanks for the response!
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Yes I took my Husband's last name too. I thought everyone did.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Great! Not everybody... Thanks for the response!
@tsmeesa98 (576)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I took my husband's name
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Great! Thanks for the response!
• United States
30 Oct 06
I took my husband's last name.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Great! Thanks for the response!
@amsharma (1861)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I took my husbands last name because I felt like if I didnt, it would just be too confusing. lol Like I would constantly have to prove that we were married when trying to apply for things, because we dont have the same last name.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Thats a really good point! I never thought of the "legal"ramifications of it. As far as applying for loans, mortgages, etc. I'm sure you would have to provide documentation that you wree legally married.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I took my husband's last name. I can understand those who are in a profession where they are well known by their maiden name that retain that name for that reason, but otherwise, I think it's odd to have a different last name than your spouse.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I think so too! I would think it would be very confusing to everyone around you.
• United States
30 Oct 06
I took my husband's name. Closer to the front of the alphabet.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
That might be the best answer so far! And makes perfect sense! :)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I took my husband name. I wanted to have the same last name as my kids (when I had them). I was/am veery pround to his wife and wanted him to know it.
@mom2hn (107)
• United States
30 Oct 06
Me too! Thanks for the response.