What's everyone's thoughts on the groom taking on the bride's surname???
I personally wouldn't want mine to do that. If I wanted to keep my surname I would double barrell it x
Hi I agree with Francesca but I will be proud to have my Husnand's name :)
My partner doesn't speak to his dad's family & he's suggested him taking my name. I've got an unusual surname and he is a Smith. Just not sure how people would react to it due to it being untraditional. Double barrled would be a bit of mouthful x
I think it's a great idea, smashing down the usual traditions :) I would have preferred Dave take my surname as my surname is going to die with my generation (1 of 4 girls, 3 female cousins, no male cousins with the Todd name) but he refuses and so I'm taking his name. Ah well! :)
I think if that's what you both prefer then its a wonderful idea. There is nothing wrong with the man taking his wife's name in this day and age.
Long as you both agree and happy who cares! :-)
I wanna keep mine to keep my family name going but so does my h2b so we gonna double barrel ours
I'm gonna take my fiancées name. I have no love for my surname and think that hers is much nicer. I also have a friend that was a bit of a trouble maker in school and took his wife's name so their children don't have stigma from their surname.
I had a friend who's husband took her name and that was about 15 years ago! Do what you want. We still haven't decided; currently thinking of mixing our names to create a brand new last name x
My husband took my name and is in the process of changing everything over. We toyed with double barrling it but it would be too long
It's not traditional but who cares! Only thing is I think he'd have to change it by deed poll, but I don't think it's that expensive.
Do wjay you like! Privately i used hubbys surname. Legally still have my maiden name despite the fact i have no atrachment to it or my father. Im just too lazy to chamge it legally
My cousin did as all the kids names were in brides surname so instead of changing 4 names he took on brides
We are doing double barrelled of both I’m taking his he’s taking mine so Beaumont Barns 🙂
We are coming up with a new name together :)
Mines taking my last name. I hate his lol
I would not change my name when we married. Too much of a feminist. About a couple of months later hubby said OK we'll join our names together, so we did and best of all my mother in law HATED it. And I was never so glad that we did that as when he left and changed his name back, our daughter had both of our names rather than just his. Plus if you say our name with a French accent it sounds wonderful (as opposed to the Black Country one its usually spoken with).🤣
After taking my husbands name and having to change all my details....long winded! I’d say go for it and let the groom do all the name changing after
I'm keeping my surname because I got my sons surname changed to mine after I split from his dad, I would love my fiancé to have my surname but he's the only male so to him his name would die if he changed it....
Personally I like the tradition and am looking forward to taking my partners name :) x
Thanks everyone. I only know of one couple who has did this and I remember hearing a few comments about it being strange. I'm not against taking his name but do think it would be hard for me going from an uncommon surname to Smith.
He has spoken about wanting to change his surname even before we got engaged and has said he would ask my dad's permission after all it's his family name which I find very sweet xx
We've just bought a house in Portugal and we're going to call it Casa Isendora, which is a mixture of both our names. My hubby was thinking of using this as our surname, but being half Swedish and Isendahl is his family name, which is pretty rare in Sweden, he wants to preserve it. I'm looking forward to becoming Sarah Isendahl.
My husband took my name by double barrelling with me so we essentially took each other's names! Do what works for you and makes you guys happy
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Both keeping our own names. If you have a name you like why change it. Miss and Mrs are being replaced by Ms in any case.
It’s 2017 - Go with whatever you both want! It’s your name!! I’m marrying a girl and I’m taking her name as she wanted to keep hers and I’m not concerned about what my name is, so naturally makes more sense for me to take hers!
Can't wait to get rid of my surname as constantly get called by it for my Christian name. I'm proud to be taking my fiance's name. Sorry but I'm a traditionalist. But each to their own.
I think it's a very personal choice to be honest