existential_elevator wrote:...if you take her initial and read it with her surname, it's an innuendo. And, given her birthdate is 24-7-69, it's just extra hilarious. Especially given that she's kind of prudish.
Thanks for making me laugh out loud e_e! Great start to the morning. Your poor Mum though, I hope it doesn't bother her too much!
existential_elevator wrote:I also have always assumed I'd never, ever be a "Mrs", even if marriage happened. My ex- was marginally offended by these notions.
I'm like that about the 'Mrs' thing too. I'm very resentful of the way that society has pretty much done away with "Master", or that if it is used, a male still becomes "Mr" by default of going through puberty, whereas for a woman the way we are addressed is entirely defined by our marital status. I'm trying to get my name listed as "Ms" on everything and plan to keep it that way. I'm lucky to have found a man who'd be supportive of all my decisions about such things, but unfortunately I'm going to be leaving him behind to go overseas in a few months
There better be a bunch more men like him out there, I have high expectations now!
PictureSarah wrote:I'm only slightly concerned about what will happen if we have children. I would like it if there was some sort of "team name" to unite our family under, but there isn't. I know one couple who got married (I was their wedding photographer), where his last name was Suskind, and her last name was Roseman, so they both changed their last names to Rosekind, which I thought was sweet. Unfortunately, my last name and my husband's last name can't really be combined in any kind of graceful way.
My parents played around by mixing the letters of their last names together and deleting any letter double-ups, then re-arranging the letters into something that sounded OK. The name they came up with actually works very well, though they only used it to name my Dad's library, not for the family. I'd be OK with kids keeping the husband's name, cause they'd be getting my mitochondrial DNA which is a pretty special maternal-line thing! Or there's the Spanish way of doing things, carrying two surnames?