Yes, I did change my name - TWICE!
Would now like to go back to my maiden name however when I looked into it, it was just too difficult to change including everything - it is a huge job to change all your papers at age 60 and over and being retired with super!
Gave up in the end - I HAD wanted to either be the same name as my children or my maiden name.
Yes, most people did when I got married, and I was glad to do so. I couldn't wait to be Mrs......and have all the world know that we are a team in everything, including name. It was a nightmare though to change everything, all the paperwork, but we got there in the end
Yes! of course.
In those days it was unheard of not too, (even my second time I changed it).
Anyway with a maiden name like I had!!! anything, and I mean anything was far better.
I have still kept my second married name, even though we are no longer together for some 30 years.
I really like it, and when people hear it they think I am related to someone on t.v. or start talking...which is fun :)
Yes I did for my first marriage, retained if for the sake of my daughter and then when I was ready to change it - it turned out to feel all too hard.
I had built up my professional reputation with that name and the work that goes with changing everything simply seemed too hard.
My second marriage we just kept our existing names and quite frankly it has been much simpler.
I don't regret my decision though because I think it is less confusing for children to have the same name as their parents
Yes, I did change my surname to my husbands surname, as that was also what was done in those days, we I was getting married, but my 2 sisters, who were married after I was, kept 'our' family surname. My eldest daughter isn't married, but their children have their mother's surname, (same as ours of cause) hyphened with their fathers surname. (I hope all of that makes sense!)
No. That would have been easier to do back in the day when women couldn't own property etc., but in this day and age it involves a lot of paperwork (I'd have had to change it on my driver's license, student ID, with work, the government etc. etc.) and I just didn't see why I should have to go to all that trouble when no-one would expect it of my husband. Besides, it's my name, I'm used to it.
I changed mine because my maiden name , being unusual usually initiated the response - Are you related to ( usually my father's name)?
My father was not a nice person so I was glad to have a fairly common name as my married name. I married a second time and changed my name again as I didn't think it was right to keep my late husband's name after remarrying.
That's very young to get married. I was still at secondary school at 16, and we didn't have any married girls at school. I'm sure my parents would have told me to wait a bit longer, especially if they had to pay for it ! As it turned out, we paid for the whole thing, so it wasn't a problem