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How do you sign the register?

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WhyStannisWhy Thu 16-Jul-15 22:47:40

Maiden name or married name?

The consensus seems to be split online and it's something I was wondering.

lilywhite32 Thu 16-Jul-15 22:55:03

In Ireland you sign your maiden name as the registration form is printed before the wedding day itself and has your maiden name printed on it.

mayaknew Thu 16-Jul-15 22:56:18

Maiden in Scotland too . Whoever is marrying you should tell you this at your rehearsal . smile

goingwildforcrayons Thu 16-Jul-15 23:01:17

Maiden name, as you are entering into the marriage as maiden. You then become (if you so choose - before the bashers have a go) Mrs whatjamacallit.

So you don't have to practice a new signature in advance smile

Fairygoodfather Fri 17-Jul-15 00:12:16

With a pen, usually, so you can't go mad for crayons on this one The registratra usually has one ready for you. Ask them before hand, I've not heard of a time one wasn't on hand, but in case it's part of your photo story, check its not a bic Biro. Legally it should be in black indellible ink, so it cannot be removed, erased or fade.

Sinkingfeeling Fri 17-Jul-15 00:20:49

Maiden name - the name you're using when you come to the marriage. Whether or not you change your name after marriage is entirely up to you (I'm a registrar in England).

Spickle Fri 17-Jul-15 11:10:27

I got married recently in London, definitely name you currently have and are officially known by (am a widow so not my maiden name).

WhyStannisWhy Fri 17-Jul-15 23:27:43

Aww Fairy I was hoping to use a felt tip wink

Thanks for the answers, my curiosity is satisfied. For what it's worth, we're both double-barrelling before we have attack of the Maiden Name Protectors.

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