Married ladies: Name change

Hi guys!


Alright, I've been married for about 2 months and I am having the hardest time remembering to use my new last name. I still sign "Smith", my old name, at least 5 times a day. That's alot!! How long did it take all of you to remember to use your new name regularly??

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 7:14 am
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its.nicsknack
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Ya...its still weird for me after almost 6 months.  Granted, I didn't change my name until last month.  My maiden name is a very simple (commonly a first name).  Now its a mouth full and no one knows how to say or spell it, lol!!!  Don't get me wrong...I'm beyond proud to be Mrs. "M..."   :)  Just wish it was easier to say and spell.  Technically, I don't even say it with the correct "accent" even after practicing, LOL!!!  Oh well.

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 7:19 am
JDWeddingDay
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Not too long...because both my husband and father-in-law reminded me CONSTANTLY!  Plus, it's not a huge change from being a Lew to being a Lee :)  Most people just think it's a typo!

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 7:21 am
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Haha, you had it easy JD!  I just know I'm going to have the hardest time adjusting to that.  Thankfully I'll be changing my maiden name to my middle name so even if I slip I won't technically be wrong! =)

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 7:24 am
budoh
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I went from something of a mouthful to something that is short/simple...  I had a little practice signing my new name when I was working on the TY cards ;)  Since I still haven't finish changing all my last names yet (ugh - another story), I'm in the "in between" stage!


 


 

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 7:24 am
GatorBride
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I'm dreading this. I have devised the perfect signature for my maiden name (I'm a nurse, so I sign my name a billion times a day). I've gotta come up with a whole new signature! :(

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 7:25 am
HolyMolyMatrimony
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I was married 6 months ago and still dealing with this- its such a task- I never would have thought haha I never know which to sign with b/c everythings different right now... Im lagging haha

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 7:28 am
sebunte
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My problem is my maiden name starts with a B and my married name will be an R; I've practiced so much but I always want to turn that R into a B when I'm handwriting...it'll be a loooooong time before I get it right

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 7:28 am
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Amazingly, I had no problem switching (and I didn't even practice my new signature).  I had to wait a month after the wedding to change it, by then I was used to be called Mrs. H.  However, my married name is alot easier to spell and pronounce and still starts with an H.  One thing that helped me is that every time I signed my name I was mentally saying the name too. :)  It is actually strange to have to sign my maiden name now.

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 7:29 am
pinkgerbers
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I am finally used to my name.  I have to think about how to sign the maiden one as well now.  It helps that I am a teacher.  I have been called my new last name so many times now that it almost feels natural.

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 8:13 am
budoh
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Have you ladies had any issues changing your passports?

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 8:18 am
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I didn't have any issues changing my passport.  The biggest issue was going to get my new pic and putting in the mail... I just lagged about doing it. :)

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 8:19 am
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Bah... I need to get a new passport, thanks for the reminder!!

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 8:27 am
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I kept repeating it to myself before I would sign anything, and then I would practice writing my married signature in the air. Then I would sign whatever I needed to sign. I thought it was kinda ridiculous that I did that, and one day when we had furniture delivered, I just signed my maiden name and the guy looked at me funny and asked what my last name was. I realized I had signed my maiden name but just nonchalantly said my married name. After that I have to keep reminding myself. I figure at some point I will get to the point where I don't have to remind myself. But until then, it's signing in the air for me!

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 8:44 am
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I've been married for almost 6 months and I still have to change one of my credit cards, my passport, my water bill & order new checks!! Hahaha! I am used to signing my new name, but everynow and then I'll say my maiden name accidently. Like when talking to the dr over the phone...DH just gives me a look and says "Melissa who?" haha...I'm like my bad! Give me a break! I had my other last name for 25 years! haha

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 8:47 am
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Gator! I'm going through the same thing! I have this cool thing going on with my maiden name - I just kind of sign the E and the rest if a big scribbley mess, but I love it! I have to figure out how I'm going to do that with an H and then a scribbley mess!

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 8:47 am
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Hehe...I haven't even changed my name yet! I'm bad!

Posted on February 19, 2009 at 9:18 am

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