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Did anyone here keep their last name when married?
If you are not married, will you take your future husbands last name?
Anyone here *miss* their maiden name?
I took Tom's due to it sounding more adult than my maiden name. I have no shame, so I will post it, but my maiden name was "Lalla" sounding exactly how most think, "La La".
Before middle school I hated it, then it became a nickname and I became attached. Randomly I'll have someone call it out to me when in the store or at a carnival or the like and it's always someone I went to high school with.
Anyway, now that it is happening less and less, I've started to really miss my maiden name and fun nick name.
Nicole: Tom's Wife [5.7.05]; Mommy of Thomas [9.6.05], Collin [1.17.08], & Bailey [10.2.09]
Lalla is a very cute last name! I've never heard it.
I have kept mine, but not really by choice. I just haven't gotten around to getting it changed ... maybe I'm putting it off.
I have an irrational fear about getting a new last name... I've always loved mine. It's very Irish, which is a part of who I am. I've always thought it was very cool that I'm 100% of a nationality. DH's name is SO generic. He doesn't know where his ancestors are from, since they Americanized their name when they came to the US.
I feel like it will change part of me. Plus the thought of having the same grown up title as my MIL scares the CRAP out of me.
I think the marriage laws are different in each state. Like some states require blood tests, others don't. I think some states require 24 hour wait etc. All they gave us was our license which we had the pastor and witnesses sign. Then we took that back to the license dept and they stamped it and that was that.
Hmm, that's weird. We were married in Florida. But maybe it was because we eloped? I don't know.
I did too and they didn't do that for me, I had to wait for my marriage certificate in the mail and en take it down to the social security office to get a new card then again i got married in ca they make every thing hard