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Did you change your name after divorce?

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16 Jun 17 #493382 by itsbeenalongtime
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I have been married longer than was not. Moved to this part of the world as a married women. My children only know me as I am. My ex destroyed our family but he is not going to destroy who I have become. My only regret is its a pretty rubbish surname. :)A rose by any other name, and all that. xx

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17 Jun 17 #493454 by Clawed
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Clawed wrote:

I shall keep my married name, I wasn''t fond of my Maiden Name and was Mrs S for nearly twice as long as I was Miss H so that''s who I feel I am, also it''s very important to me to be Mrs rather than Miss or Ms so no plans to change anything here.


I don't remember writing this it made me smile, I changed my name in April to Mrs F I'm a very happy bunny even if there is a lot of paperwork!

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10 Aug 17 #495339 by number9cloud
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When I married many many years ago, my wife kept her Maiden Name. We toyed with the idea of changing both our names to X-Y but did not do it. Our children have my last name which was a joint decision.

I have always been puzzled with the change of name for the woman which reflects to a certain extent a passage of time or dare I say a transaction. With divorce, this comes to an end.

My stbx's business is called X-Y which makes me very uncomfortable.:unsure:

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10 Aug 17 #495342 by Bubblegum11
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I kept my married name because I wanted it to be the same as the kids. My ex is demanding that I revert back to my Maiden Name and that I have no place/right to use his name. The fact that he can't stop me using his name is just icing on the cake. ;)

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10 Aug 17 #495347 by Tamarasuju
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good choice

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16 Aug 17 #495552 by Vixx777
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I desperately wanted to change my name before. I hate having his name, but it also my children's name and one I've had for 14 years now. I'm kind of torn as to what to do. Will have Decree Nisi in a few weeks so the end is in sight and now I'm confused.

Be so much less hassle keeping my married name. But I also have a new partner now and sort of feel I shouldn't be mrs s anymore and should go back to miss c.

The thought of it annoying him is rather pleasing but he hasn't mentioned it. When he first walked out I said I wasn't going to because of the kids but a lot of lies have been told since and I can't stand hearing the name but will never be rid of it unless he lets me change the kids names too. Which I highly doubt will happen.

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16 Aug 17 #495563 by Vixx777
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I desperately wanted to change my name before. I hate having his name, but it also my children's name and one I've had for 14 years now. I'm kind of torn as to what to do. Will have Decree Nisi in a few weeks so the end is in sight and now I'm confused.

Be so much less hassle keeping my married name. But I also have a new partner now and sort of feel I shouldn't be mrs s anymore and should go back to miss c.

The thought of it annoying him is rather pleasing but he hasn't mentioned it. When he first walked out I said I wasn't going to because of the kids but a lot of lies have been told since and I can't stand hearing the name but will never be rid of it unless he lets me change the kids names too. Which I highly doubt will happen.

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