Changing your name
Whilst convention says that a bride will take a groom’s surname in marriage, law doesn’t dictate that you have to- whether you are a gay or straight couple.
Your name is a tremendous part of your identity so making the decision to change it, is quite a big deal.
Here is a quick insight into the options you have for changing your name.
- The most traditional option – taking your husband/partner’s name. This does make things simpler if you have joint legal, financial or social responsibilities.
- Keep your maiden name. This has become increasingly popular and makes sense if you wish to keep the name you use in your profession.
- Double barrel both names. Practical and becoming more and more popular; you are both able to keep your names and take on your partners! Have fun deciding the order the names go in….
For more information about changing your name, see: /wedding-ideas/changing-your-name
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