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April 14th, 2013, 07:50 AM
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Do you know anyone that's done it the other way and the husband has taken the woman's last name when they got married?
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April 14th, 2013, 08:35 AM
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Nope. I heard a friend of a friend has. I kept my last name and I've been trying to convince DH to take my last name for years but he won't because he doesn't want to do all the paperwork.
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April 14th, 2013, 09:17 AM
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No. I have friends who kept their own last names, but I don't know and men who took their wife's name.
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April 14th, 2013, 09:46 AM
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No, but I know people who have hyphenated so the man has part of the woman's last name.
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April 14th, 2013, 10:19 AM
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April 14th, 2013, 10:31 AM
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That just seems so odd to me. But no, I don't know anyone.
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April 14th, 2013, 02:03 PM
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I know two ppl who have done that (the dh took the female's last name) and I know a couple the ditched BOTH of their last names when they got married and created a NEW last name that had meaning to both of them-----is that even legal???
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April 14th, 2013, 08:51 PM
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i also know a couple that hyphenated both their last names upon marriage. their new baby girl has the same hyphenated last name.
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April 14th, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Meg, it's totally legal. In Canada both spouses would have to go through a legal name change process. In our province it costs about $250 (or at least it used to). In fact, a name change due to marriage is only free if one spouse takes another's actual last name. You have to pay for a legal name change for a hyphenated name too.
DH's last name sounds ridiculous with my first name plus his last name is from his mom's 2nd husband - not his biological father (husband #1) or the man I know to be the grandfather to my children who is husband #3. Before we were married, I suggested that DH change to his mother's maiden name which was his grandfather's last name and his grandfather was probably more of a father to him than any of his mom's husbands. This way I could change my last name to that name for free. He didn't feel like doing it so I kept my last name. Both kids have my last name as well because I'm that kind of girl.
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April 15th, 2013, 05:58 AM
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^^ My name technically hasn't changed. I changed it on my drivers license (before they changed the laws here that required the SS change before the ID change)...but i still havent changed it on my social security card. so i still file taxes and everything in my maiden name.

....but he would have had an aneurysm if i tried to give the kids my last name.


and nope. I've never heard of a man taking his wife's last name. and i've never heard of a couple hyphenating both of their last names. Most everyone i know just drops their middle name and replaces it with their maiden name.
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April 15th, 2013, 07:58 AM
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Nope. We don't traditionally even take our husband's last name.
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April 15th, 2013, 08:14 AM
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^^ My name technically hasn't changed. I changed it on my drivers license (before they changed the laws here that required the SS change before the ID change)...but i still havent changed it on my social security card. so i still file taxes and everything in my maiden name.

....but he would have had an aneurysm if i tried to give the kids my last name.


and nope. I've never heard of a man taking his wife's last name. and i've never heard of a couple hyphenating both of their last names. Most everyone i know just drops their middle name and replaces it with their maiden name.
Yeah, DH wasn't pleased but Daryn already had my last name because we weren't together when she was born so it was easier for me because of daycare, school, doctor, etc that she had my last name and he agreed. Then when Eli came along initially DH wanted him to have his last name and I said, no, I wanted him to have the same last name as his sister. Plus, DH isn't a very traditional kind of guy which is great for me because I am not a traditional kind of girl.
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