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to WANT to change my name to DH's?

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fedupintheoffice Tue 13-Oct-09 17:50:33

I am soon to be married to my very long term partner. Everyone is saying how very stupid and foolish I would be to take DH's surname as it sounds so similar to my first name. I really, really want to take his name and don't care if people make fun.

AIBU and setting myself up for a life of misery?

RubysReturn Tue 13-Oct-09 17:53:09

Entirely up to you.
Jenny Benny?
Kerry Terry?

I use mine and Dhs name which works well, but suit yourself!

RubysReturn Tue 13-Oct-09 17:53:31

And congrats!grin

pjmama Tue 13-Oct-09 17:53:32

Depends on the name I guess?!

Go on, tell us grin

Seriously though, if you're happy to do it then it's nobody else's business.

sowhatis Tue 13-Oct-09 17:54:16

double barrel the surname if its that much of an issue.

AngryFromManchester Tue 13-Oct-09 17:55:51

My sister took Jones, when her first name was Joan, then again my aprents gave me a rhyming middle name hmm

fedupintheoffice Tue 13-Oct-09 17:59:05

I really don't want double-barrelled at all for reasons you are going to find out below.

My name is Henrietta (boak!!!) and my surname is Black but for my entire life, since the day I was born i've been known as Hattie. DP's surname is Batty. Disaster!

So i'll be Hattie Batty! Double barrelled Hattie Black-Batty!

ilove Tue 13-Oct-09 18:00:37

I actually quite like that...I LOVE the name Hattie! I think it'll be ok.

RubysReturn Tue 13-Oct-09 18:01:06

I think Hattie Black-Batty sounds fine - or use your full name for formal things. Or even tweak to Hetty?

NestaFiesta Tue 13-Oct-09 18:02:11

I love it! Hattie Batty is adorable! Nobody can say that name and not feel happy.

It doesn't say if you have/are having children, but if you do/have- it's nice to all have the same surname. The Batty family sounds great. xx

NestaFiesta Tue 13-Oct-09 18:02:32

I love it! Hattie Batty is adorable! Nobody can say that name and not feel happy.

It doesn't say if you have/are having children, but if you do/have- it's nice to all have the same surname. The Batty family sounds great. xx

fedupintheoffice Tue 13-Oct-09 18:02:48

Also DD1 is Roberta, known throughout her life as Bobbie and would also be changing her surname to DP's or double-barrelled if we choose.

Bobbie Black-Batty...

NestaFiesta Tue 13-Oct-09 18:03:32

It also reminds me of an old Fry and Laurie sketch.

"I have a daughter, Henrietta"
"Did he? I'm sorry to hear that."

Blu Tue 13-Oct-09 18:07:17

Hattie Batty will certainly not be forgotten.

But then Batty will always raise no end of smart alec comments whatever your first name.

Blu Tue 13-Oct-09 18:09:29

And you must immediately have a DS, Matthew, known as Matty Batty. And his twin, Patricia.

But stay off the donuts - you don;t want to be known as the fatty battys.

fedupintheoffice Tue 13-Oct-09 18:17:05

We already have the dog called Tatty!

I must remember to clean babies dirty nappy otherwise we might be the shatty batty's!

When we're bitching about other people - the catty batty's

and when DP comes home drunk 2 hours later than usual - the twatty batty!

CheerfulYank Tue 13-Oct-09 18:17:27

Your name- your rules. wink

Tee2072 Tue 13-Oct-09 18:18:38

I like it! Also, I love having the same surname as my DH and our DS. I don't get not wanting to change it, I really don't.

pooexplosions Tue 13-Oct-09 18:20:07

Fedup..you made me snort ine out of my nose!

Ouch blush, but thank you... I needed a laugh wink

I think Hattie Batty is the best name I ever heard.

fedupintheoffice Tue 13-Oct-09 18:20:51

Thanks for your replies

Is it better as:

Hattie Batty
OR
Hattie Black-Batty
?

pooexplosions Tue 13-Oct-09 18:20:54

that was meant to be wine, not a line, or anything else dodgy...blush

JemintheGraveyardwithghouls Tue 13-Oct-09 18:22:25

It is your choice- ignore what others say.

I took my DPs name when we got married, but it was a massive upgrade...I had a really awful surname before.

fedupintheoffice Tue 13-Oct-09 18:24:03

Ha ha ha @ your name pooexplosions!

Pleased to make you laugh!

P.S. one of DP's cousins married a lady with the surname Wild and they decided to double-barrel, so they're the Wild-Batty's!

pooexplosions Tue 13-Oct-09 18:24:05

And now I have that song in my head, with just one letter changed....
<hums tunelessly> whoa, black batty (bam-A-lam)
whoa, black batty (bam-A-lam)
Black batty had a child (bam-A-lam)
The damn thing gone wild (bam-A-lam)
She said "I'm worrin' outta my mind" (bam-A-lam)
The damn thing gone blind (bam-A-lam)
I said oh black batty (bam-A-lam)
whoa, black batty (bam-BA-lam)

ok I'm done now...grin

fedupintheoffice Tue 13-Oct-09 18:25:28

Lol, I thought 'ine' had missed out the coca...ine, pooex!!!

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