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Did you change your name after divorce?

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28 Mar 16 #476065 by pebbleonthebeach
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Now that''s a different story FOS... I thought it would be embarrassing for two Mrs B... to be at the same family gatherings. He''s skipping off to marry her when she is free... Lol!

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28 Mar 16 #476066 by polar
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Hi FOS,

Unfortunately my family name has died out over the generations.This has mainly been because the babies have been girls and married thus getting a new surname.
With my line it stops with me as my daughter got married.

I found it strange that my x used her Maiden Name in business within the community she worked (and family business) yet never changed it back when we divorced. I assume for convenience of form filling etc or as I said to retain a degree of respectability.

I have got to admit that as my surname is unusual that someone wants to associate with my family whilst at the same time have nothing to do with it.

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29 Mar 16 #476121 by HeadKnowsHeartDoesnt
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I''m planning on changing my name back to my Maiden Name once the Absolute is through. Will be weird though being Miss X again. I''ve spoken with my kids who are ok with it.

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29 Mar 16 #476129 by berrygoblin
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I am only half way through, in the beginning I was desperate to change back, funny how time changes things, as now after filling in that much paperwork and forms there is no way I am doing it all again. I will stay who I am even my son from previous took my stbx name not his own father, so we will all stay the same for ease and its who we are. As for my ex I''m sure it will put his nose a little out of joint, naughty I know, but I get a little twinge of satisfaction from that too! The little things!

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29 Mar 16 #476131 by pebbleonthebeach
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My ex is rather annoyed that I''m changing my name...

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19 Jun 16 #480045 by pink butterfly
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I am going to keep my surname as it is, its far to much paperwork to deal with to change and the last year has been nothing but form filling, I''m not really fussed on the name never was but it will annoy the Ex and his close relatives :laugh:

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16 Jun 17 #493377 by yoy
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I still have my married name.

I have been divorced for a number of years.

My ex husband cannot understand why I keep his surname. To some extent it annoys him , that I am sure. That is his choice.

My logic is that I am going forward. Not reverting back to what was is part of that process.

Unless I remarry or change my name by Deed Poll to whatever I will continue.

I have no desire to do either.

People who make an issue of this need to realise that when you purport to give all your name is included. As it stands a Judge will decide if necessary what you may keep but there are limitations insofar as the only certainty is that the name you have you can keep.

Ive resurrected this thread and dedicate it to all that ask this question.

Also to anyone who wonders why I've not reverted to my Maiden Name and that includes the ex husband who felt it necessary to mention this very fact at our final hearing?!

If you want to change your name then do it . We all have the choice to change whatever regardless of pressure from others either way. just make sure it is your decision.

Regards
Mrs Xxx

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