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What Last Name Would Convince You Not to Change Yours?

Today, not every woman makes a trek to the DMV and Social Security office to change her name after a trip down the aisle. Attachment to your maiden name or a desire to keep your own identity can influence a newlywed's decision, but so might an unfortunate surname belonging to the groom.

This week New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is at the center of a Twitter scandal, and his last name isn't helping. A photo of a man's underwear-clad "wiener" showed up in Weiner's Twitter stream. At first he had the perfect excuse: someone hacked his account and played an immature prank using his last name for fodder. Now Weiner admits that the photo might be him and it's hard to tell what really happened. One thing that is easy? Making bad jokes and Weiner/wiener puns.

Have you ever gone out on a date with a guy and upon learning his last name thought, well, I'm definitely not taking his name? Or maybe you have a name you're excited to give up. Tell your stories in the comments!

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katiekat95 katiekat95 6 years
I can't wait to take on my fiance's last name. It's short, normal, and easy to pronounce. I'm a teacher and hear my last name a million times a day so there was no hesitation taking on his name. I went on a date once with a guy that has the last name Wank. It couldn't go anywhere....I couldn't do that haha
jkledge01 jkledge01 6 years
My maiden name is Woodcox. I knew I would change my maiden name no matter what. I didn't even move it to my middle name like most women do. I was teased relentlessly as a child & teenager. I know have an awesome last name due to my husband, Edge. So I can't complain now.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
I like my last name, but I was in a very serious relationship with a guy whose last name I hated. To make matters worse, he had an evil bitch sister whose first name rhymed with mine- which would have been unbearable for me. So I told him if we ever got married, I would keep my last name for feminist reasons. I think I would keep my last name anyway though, because my brother and I are the lat ones to carry on the 'Wayne' last name. And I can't imagine him making any babies any time soon, probably never.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Any last name that is not my own. Because as I discovered, I am my own person. I really don't understand why anyone changes their name at all. But if someone currently hates their last name, change it! You don't have to wait until you get married.
neonbee neonbee 6 years
I really dislike my last name. No one can pronounce it properly and when people do try, it just sounds ridiculous. I would love to change my maiden name one day, but if my husband's last name is Junke or something like that, non merci.
whats-her-name whats-her-name 6 years
@bluebellknoll that's fantastic.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Uh...yeah. I dated a guy who's last name was Butterworth.
sisteroflilly sisteroflilly 6 years
Hasn't happened to me personally, but I know when my Grandma was in college she dumped a boyfriend because she thought things were getting too serious and she didn't want to risk being stuck with his unfortunate last name :)
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Similar to xxstardust, I have a last name that most people murder when they try to pronounce. This works AWESOME when it comes to telemarketers. I immediately know it's not someone that I know calling, and I always tell them "I'm just the gardener. She will be in Europe for the next three months." Works like a charm! *wiggling eyebrows*
xxstardust xxstardust 6 years
I can't WAIT to get rid of my maiden name. It's kind of cool to know that I'm related to everyone on the planet with my last name (literally - it's a very uncommon name, even in Greece, where my dad's family is originally from), but I've never met anyone who can say it correctly within 4 or 5 attempts. I'm SO EXCITED to have a last name that everyone can say, can spell, etc.
Angelica-Marden Angelica-Marden 6 years
I feel really set with my name at this point in my life and doubt I'll change it when I get married. That said, any super rhyming name or one with dirty connotations/jokes tied to it would keep me from changing.
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