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    What are people's opinions on taking your SOs last name when you get married?
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    I took my husbands last name because it's tradition and I felt no reason not to. I think it makes paperwork easier being able to say "the Jones family" or whatever, but I understand people not wanting to change, especially if they're established with their name (doctor, etc.).

    To each their own.
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    I am with Caolina here. My sister is a service member and she is keeping her maiden name till she is out of the navy. She finds it easier to keep it what it is vs changing EVERYTHING for her.
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    The name I use depends very much on what I’m doing, and to an extent on which language I’m doing it in. Double barrelled Spanish last name = I sort of have lots, and Husband hasn’t even been mentioned yet

    In spoken conversation or casual things, using just Husband’s is usually quicker, but the name on my various passports is a lot longer.

    I don’t really have an opinion on what name anyone else might choose to use. What I do works for me.
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    I took my husband's last name right after we got married, but sometimes I wish I had kept my maiden name. My maiden name is not very common, thus the majority of people have mispronounced it my whole life. DH's last name is super common and easy to say/spell. So I guess that's a huge plus to having his name.




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    She wanted me to take her last name ,but we each had a career and a reputation under our respective names. She still wants me to take her name though.
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    Names are very personal. I don't think anyone should feel pressured or should pressure anyone else into changing theirs.

    I changed mine, mainly because I was indifferent and DH said it would be his preference. The last name I had was not our actual family name (long story short, got changed due to immigration issues) so I didn't feel attached to it.
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    It was more of a curiosity thing - DB has already said it's 100% my decision, he knows I never took my ex-husband's last name, we have my 2 children in our household from my marriage to my ex-husband but they have my ex's last name so we currently have 3 different last names in the household anyways so we'll never be "The XXXX Household" I just haven't decided either way. I was curious what other people did.
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    I'm not married yet but I've always planned to take my husbands name. I like the uniform of a family unit having the same name
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    DH threw a fit when I mentioned I was considering hyphenating because my degree is in my maiden name, he said if I didn't want his last name then there was no point in getting married. In the end, it was really important to him and it didn't bother me to drop my maiden name so I took his name.



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