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To hate being called Mrs Noob!

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NoobThebrave Mon 06-Feb-17 18:06:00

Now I am a proper grown up I find I am called Mrs Noob in many situations; every time I either have a slight delay " ooh thats me" or I cringe! I have tried to work out why.,.... is it that you are reminded you are quite old or is it because Mrs Noob is really my MIL!? What can I do? I frantically introduce myself/sign letters as Brave but to no avail confused Do I have to accept it is the norm or should I change my name and just be a symbol??

NoobThebrave Thu 09-Feb-17 09:46:56

Well I shall never know.....cries into tumble weed 😭

JohnLapsleyParlabane Thu 09-Feb-17 09:48:49

You could buy a title and become Lady Noob...
www.lordtitles.co.uk/?gclid=Cj0KEQiAw_DEBRChnYiQ_562gsEBEiQA4LcssjH_M2-b-wgSobK_R3FRgzaBtQ-ynx1ODbLdoj8arDQaAvZo8P8HAQ

NavyandWhite Thu 09-Feb-17 09:49:20

Where do you mean? School? Bank? How long have you been married? Maybe you need to wait a bit longer for it to feel right.

Soubriquet Thu 09-Feb-17 09:51:50

Took me a long time to get used to my married name

Now it feels completely normal

I still slip up on saying husband though. Because I look so young, I feel people don't take me seriously when I say I am married

kel1234 Thu 09-Feb-17 09:55:45

It's something you have to get used to if you get married and change my name. It didn't take me long to get used tour though

FoxyRoxy Thu 09-Feb-17 10:12:34

Have you changed your name? If not say "no, it's Ms/Miss Noob" every time someone gets it wrong. If you did change name then you'll just have to spend some time getting used to it smile

LastnightaDJ Thu 09-Feb-17 10:30:03

I love being Ms Surname and use it frequently in formal comms. I dislike first names in situations where I don't know the person (sadly the norm now, but I don't see why... Obviously it's generally a marketing technique to create a false sense of intimacy/trust..) I kept my surname so I've been Ms Surname as often as I could since I left school. I feel it is more dignified and have always strongly rejected society's assumption that everyone deserves to know my marital status.

NoobThebrave Fri 17-Feb-17 22:03:23

Have been married for years! Just feels odd. Didn't intent to change my name but work kindly did it for me and I didnt feel very strongly either way so left it. I dont mind the name as such just makes me feel too grown up/old. Maybe its just a midlife crisis ?! grin

piginboots Fri 17-Feb-17 22:20:55

Mrs is awful. I would be fairly happy to take my dps name but there is no way in hell I will ever be "Mrs".

I get the creeps when my brother's wife is referred to as Mrs Boots. Even my mum didn't want to be that, she's just Firstname Herownsurname.

The Quakers don't do titles at all - I think they are on to something.

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