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Thursday, July 5, 2012

36 Days.

The countdown is down to 36 days until the wedding.  Thirty-six days until I marry my best friend and change my last name.  How can the countdown only be 36 days?  The wedding is going to be here before you know it.

About the last name thing... I have no problem changing my last name and knew I would always take my fiance's name when we get married.  But.  I'm kind of going to miss my last name.  I've had it for 24 years.  I know, I'm changing to a more common and easier name.  I know people probably won't misspell it or add other letters to it (a, r, and d are most commonly added).  It feels a little bittersweet to lose it though.  My last name has been a part of my identity my entire life and I can't imagine it without it. 

Obviously, I'm still going to be changing my name, but it will definitely have to take some time getting used to.  It's probably going to be like after the beginning of a new year, I always mess up writing it by writing the previous year for about a month.  Maybe it will be like that?

How did you feel when (or if) you changed your last name?

4 comments:

Katie Vanden Busch said...

I still have trouble with it, as you probably know. Miller -> Vanden Busch = LAME At least you are going to an "easier" name. :)

The Wistes said...

That's funny because right now I have your last name (someday I'll be Grandma Lingen!)... and I agree that people can't quite get it (maybe it sounds kind of Asian the way I say it?!?)
Anyways, it was not as hard as I thought, but occasionally its like I forget and revert back.
~Becky

The Lingens said...

Bring on the sunshine gang KC

Danielle said...

I'm going through the same thing right now!
We are getting our marriage license tomorrow and I was filling out the prelim forms today.
Like you, I always knew I was going to change my name, but now that it's "almost" here, I'm a little more anxious about it than I thought I would be. It's going to be a change, that's for sure