Changing my first name when I get married
I've got a pretty normal name (by American standards). It was pretty popular, and pretty unisex. I think my parents chose it because it was unisex and well, they liked it. I happened to be American but living in the UK with this now uncommon name, and to boot, a really popular last name. Forever I'm correcting paperwork about which name is first and whatnot. Part of what bugs me too is I'm really girly and my name isnt.
My middle name is Gabrielle. Nice enough eh? Well, when I get married next year I'm marrying someone with a short and very common last name. I'm happy enough to go with his name, but with my first one - it's equally as unfeminine and well...not so nice in my book.
Because everyone has known me by my first name my whole life, it may seem weird for me to want to change to my middle name ( but with an a - Gabriella) after I get married. Would it seem weird to you?
Alot of people have suggested just going by it and not changing it legally. But its the legal documents which seem to get screwed up!
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 5:50pm