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Mom, did you keep your maiden name? Why or why not?

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I'm going to take my fiance's last name once we get married in August. If I was to keep my last name, it would get confusing to people. Plus I personally believe that it is part of getting married, to change your last name to his.


I have my maiden name and married name. Alyssa Worley-Martinez. My father doesnt have any boys (nor will he ever lol) and I wanted to keep our name in the family. I go by Martinez everywhere, just use my legal name for bills and other legal stuff


Nope I took my husbands name. I had been married before and went back to my maiden name between the two marriages. I was preg with my first son, therefore I wanted him to have my last name unless we got married.


I've never been married. So I still have my maiden name, Konsdorf.


Took my husband's name. My maiden name is actually that of my ex-step-father's (my mom married him while pregnant with me, my biological father was not in the picture at all) so it never really felt like "mine", especially after they divorced.


Marriage is something created by God. When a woman is married she is supposed to leave her family-name included. I think it's a slap in the face to the man if a woman doesn't take his name.

Now..that being said, my maiden name is on my Facebook profile-but simply because I have a TON of cousins on my dad's side and most of them wouldn't have found me on Facebook if my maiden name wasn't on there-but my husband knows and agrees it's a good thing to have my maiden name on there for that reason.


I took my husband's last name because I am old-fashioned and traditional when it comes to things like this. I am a Christian, and I believe God meant marriage to be for life (minus the case of cheating and abuse). When I took my vows, I meant every word. I carry his last name and so does my son, and our future children will as well.


I was very traditional and took my husband's name when I got married. Sometimes I wish I had left it hyphenated but I think it's just me hanging onto the past. I loved my maiden name. Now there' s only two boys in the family to carry it on, so that's another reason I wish I had kept it.

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