Becoming a Mrs

mrsAs my impending nuptials continue to draw closer I thought I’d share with you an opinion on a question I have been asked, surprisingly quite a bit.

The question: Are you going to change your name when you get married? Short answer, Yes.

For nearly 26 years I have been Ami Holder. Call me old fashioned, but it had never crossed my mind not to change my name. When we start a family I don’t want to have a different name to my children and nor did I consider hyphenating it either. It’s actually a little hard to explain! I’m not a big hot shot career woman, nor am I a super famous celebrity!

So in about 86 days I will become Ami Streeter!

Unfortunately for my future husband, he won’t be getting someone that looks like this Mrs!

Did you change your name when you got married?Are you getting married and have decided not to? Why? Guys, would you be upset if your new wife didn’t take your name?
Would love to hear your opinions.

3 Comments
  • bells
    July 2, 2009

    I did the first time, under duress. Never felt right with the name. Didn’t the second time. My husband wasn’t into the idea and neither was I. He didn’t have to change his name, why should I?

    Different names for our children won’t matter. Schools are well equipped to deal with this issue now and it won’t make us any less a family.

  • Belinda Leskiw
    July 2, 2009

    When I do get married to my partner, I will be definitely changing my last name! Like you, I have never thought any different about changing it. But I have had problems with my current last name my whole life – people find it so difficult to spell/pronounce. So when I get married, I’ll be going from a Ukrainian/Russian name to a very simple, aussie one and needless to say I am very excited about it!

  • Hendo
    July 21, 2009

    I find it interesting that people often say that – ‘I never considered not changing my last name’. Perhaps more people (women and men) should consider what it means for women to do so. Just because it is the ‘traditional’ option for white Australians, doesn’t mean it should go unquestioned.

    Having the same last name isn’t essential for happiness or a guarantee of anything.

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