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2018-02-22 06:50:01 PM  
I know a girl whose last name is Batman. If I happened to marry her, you're farking right my boss would accept my name, cuz I'd be the goddam Batman!
 
2018-02-22 06:54:40 PM  
My boss still refuses to accept my new name and insists on using my maiden name instead.

There's more going on here than meets the eye
 
2018-02-22 07:20:48 PM  

rcain: There's more going on here than meets the eye


What would call a former surname of a man who takes his wife's last name?

Can't call it a surname, because in English, surname means last name.  Using ne could be used, but it's not really correct.  Maiden also means "first", as in maiden voyage, so a man calling his former last name his maiden name is correct.
 
2018-02-22 07:27:20 PM  

SpaceyCat: rcain: There's more going on here than meets the eye

What would call a former surname of a man who takes his wife's last name?

Can't call it a surname, because in English, surname means last name.  Using ne could be used, but it's not really correct.  Maiden also means "first", as in maiden voyage, so a man calling his former last name his maiden name is correct.


What would you call someone who posts stupid crap in every thread?
 
2018-02-22 08:46:42 PM  
The boss is being a dick.
 
2018-02-22 09:43:18 PM  
A buddy of mine named Burke has a child with a woman whose last name is Burke (pronounced "berkey"). I always joke that if they ever get married he should take her name so he can be Burke Burke.
 
2018-02-22 10:00:09 PM  
Yeah, the boss needs to get the hell over himself

/STFU and GBTW
 
2018-02-22 10:47:27 PM  

SpaceyCat: What would call a former surname of a man who takes his wife's last name?


"Pussy".

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2018-02-22 10:55:24 PM  
Still a better name than Julia Gulia
 
2018-02-22 11:20:34 PM  
If Rod Carew had a son, he shoulda called him 'Sting'

/got nuthin
 
2018-02-22 11:33:26 PM  
The boss is a dick, no question,

Dumping your surname and dad finding out about it on Facebook? You're more of a dick than the boss.
 
2018-02-23 01:11:32 AM  
My husband offered to take my last name. I told him there was no need. I didn't take his, either. My sister went through several versions when she married and took some time before she settled on her full first name and husband's last name, no hyphenation or middle initial.

None of my female cousins (ages 40-58) changed their last names upon marriage. We're uppity like that.
 
2018-02-23 01:48:05 AM  
I've shared this before, but there is a moral to the story:

In 6th grade, we had a teacher named Mr. Eckhart. Over the break, he married and took his wife's name, with a pretentious twat hyphen. He came back as Mr. Owens-Eckhart. Nobody cared, but had to hear about it anyway.

God forbid anyone slip up and address him as Mr. Eckhart after that. You got the half-hour, women's lib, equality rant that had Alan Alda going "Dial it down a notch, Princess".

/ the moral to this story: I don't give a f*ck how you came about your last name
// no one else does either
/// if you can't be introduced without the "story of my last name", go f*ck yourself.
 
2018-02-23 02:00:39 AM  
Why would your boss accept your wife's name?
 
2018-02-23 02:03:26 AM  

GRCooper: I know a girl whose last name is Batman. If I happened to marry her, you're farking right my boss would accept my name, cuz I'd be the goddam Batman!


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2018-02-23 02:18:38 AM  

SpaceyCat: rcain: There's more going on here than meets the eye

What would call a former surname of a man who takes his wife's last name?

Can't call it a surname, because in English, surname means last name.  Using ne could be used, but it's not really correct.  Maiden also means "first", as in maiden voyage, so a man calling his former last name his maiden name is correct.


Yeah, I kind of tripped over that terminology, too. "Bachelor name?" I mean, gender is a construct and all that, but the language hasn't really kept up with society very well.

TBH, I wasn't really aware that taking your wife's name was still considered weird enough to cause controversy. I mean, statistically I'm sure it's less common than doing it the other way around or just keeping your own, but it still doesn't seem like it should be a big thing at this point. I guess to some people, it always will be.

(Did they never have to deal with a guy who just changed his name by deed poll?)
 
2018-02-23 03:16:46 AM  
Old friends of mine (haven't seen them in a while but it's one of those deals where we'd catch up where we last left off) did this over 20 years ago. They were my first friends to get married, she was 21 I think, he was 24 or so. He had been born with his dad's name, then his dad pissed off when he was less than 1, so his mother changed both of their surnames to something she'd made up. When he turned 16 he deleted his confected surname, so his former middle name became his surname. Then he got married, took his wife's last name, got his middle name back and no-one ever thought that was strange.

When it's weird now but it wasn't 20-something years ago, people are getting more farked up.

They're still married, all good.

/CSB This couple met as teenagers at a nudist camp both their families attended. Their first date was the first time they ever saw each other with clothes on. Seems to work as a formula for a relationship.
 
2018-02-23 04:30:34 AM  

Mugato: SpaceyCat: What would call a former surname of a man who takes his wife's last name?

"Pussy".

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2018-02-23 06:27:27 AM  
People have done weird crap with their names forever. Let the dude go by whatever.

CSB: My mother always went by her middle name after birth, so when she got married she dropped her first name and took her middle and maiden names as her first and middle names, respectively. Confused the hell out of telemarketers, which made them very easy to spot.
 
2018-02-23 06:55:03 AM  
Start preparing your resume to look for another job, then goad your boss into calling you a beta cuck (which shouldn't be difficult, given his apparent attitudes). Get this on record, out him as an alt-right creep on social media, and quit.
 
2018-02-23 07:17:38 AM  
[csb]

In grad school, one of my fellow students was a girl with the last name, "Grubb". Her BF had the last name, "Billet".

Alas, they didn't last, because they could have had little "Grubb-Billets".

The fact that she became an entomologist makes this even funnier.

[/csb]
 
2018-02-23 08:14:28 AM  
"Debbie has a daughter from a previous relationship and we wanted her to have the same name as the rest of the family"

so, he took his wifes ex-husbands (partners) name?
 
2018-02-23 08:23:36 AM  

Sailing Starflower: SpaceyCat: rcain: There's more going on here than meets the eye

What would call a former surname of a man who takes his wife's last name?

Can't call it a surname, because in English, surname means last name.  Using ne could be used, but it's not really correct.  Maiden also means "first", as in maiden voyage, so a man calling his former last name his maiden name is correct.

What would you call someone who posts stupid crap in every thread?


Drewg?
 
2018-02-23 08:26:18 AM  
I wanted to hyphenate with LucklessWifeder's surname, but she hated her maiden name, so we both just went with mine.

It's a pity, because hyphenated we'd have been Fears-Little, which is badass.
 
2018-02-23 08:50:12 AM  
This will make no sense to anyone who didn't listen to country in the 80s but if K.T. Oslin married Vern Gosdin she'd be K.T. Oslin Gosdin.

//got nothin' else
 
2018-02-23 09:22:14 AM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: "Debbie has a daughter from a previous relationship and we wanted her to have the same name as the rest of the family"

so, he took his wifes ex-husbands (partners) name?


Or the wife's previous partner was not her spouse, and the daughter has been using the wife's surname since she was born.
 
2018-02-23 09:51:14 AM  

Sailing Starflower: SpaceyCat: rcain: There's more going on here than meets the eye

What would call a former surname of a man who takes his wife's last name?

Can't call it a surname, because in English, surname means last name.  Using ne could be used, but it's not really correct.  Maiden also means "first", as in maiden voyage, so a man calling his former last name his maiden name is correct.

What would you call someone who posts stupid crap in every thread?


"Sailing Starflower"
 
2018-02-23 10:03:22 AM  
If I were young enough to be starting a family, I think I would try and talk my wife into starting a brand new family name.   Not mine, not hers, but something that a) sounds strong and b) we both like.  There's an old Bloom County strip about the power of a name, and how John Fitzgerald Kennedy wouldn't have been taken seriously if his name were Mortimer Dipthong.  I'd want my kids to go out to compete in this world as a Kennedy, not a Dipthong.
 
2018-02-23 01:20:36 PM  

Great_Milenko: If I were young enough to be starting a family, I think I would try and talk my wife into starting a brand new family name.   Not mine, not hers, but something that a) sounds strong and b) we both like.  There's an old Bloom County strip about the power of a name, and how John Fitzgerald Kennedy wouldn't have been taken seriously if his name were Mortimer Dipthong.  I'd want my kids to go out to compete in this world as a Kennedy, not a Dipthong.


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2018-02-23 04:34:35 PM  

ZMugg: Great_Milenko: If I were young enough to be starting a family, I think I would try and talk my wife into starting a brand new family name.   Not mine, not hers, but something that a) sounds strong and b) we both like.  There's an old Bloom County strip about the power of a name, and how John Fitzgerald Kennedy wouldn't have been taken seriously if his name were Mortimer Dipthong.  I'd want my kids to go out to compete in this world as a Kennedy, not a Dipthong.

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Shona Laing is glad she's not a Kennedy. I remember the 80's sadly too well.

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2018-02-23 05:27:34 PM  
Probably because her name is Doris and your paycheck says "Timothy". That really farks things up with HR and payroll.
 
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