Bride Faces 'Dilemma' As Husband-To-Be's Surname Is Same As Her First
A bride-to-be is facing a 'dilemma' over whether to take her partner's name when they get married, as his surname is the same as her first.
The woman called for advice on wedding forum Wedding Bee, revealing that if she decides to take her husband's last name following the nuptials, she'll become Shannon Shannon.
"My first name (Shannon) is my fiance's last name," the bride-to-be explained. "We have dated for nine years and will be getting married next year, so I guess I need to finally face the decision of what I will do."
She continued: "Honestly it never bothered me even when people made jokes. His last name didn't matter to me because I love him."
The woman questioned whether she should keep her maiden name once she's married, opt for a double-barrelled surname, or go by her middle name.
Someone had even suggested she changed her first name by deed poll.
She went on to add: "I am not sure if I want to change my last name or hyphenate or something else.
"My last name is longer than his, but it's only two syllables, so it's not too much of a mouthful.
"Others have suggested changing my first name or going by my middle name, but I couldn't imagine being called by another name and I like my first name."
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She went on to add that she would also like to have the same surname as her future children.
While some people can probably see a simple solution to Shannon's tricky situation, people quickly came up with a number of suggestions on what the bride-to-be should do.
"I don't personally see a problem with being "Shannon Shannon" - I think it's kinda cool and would jump at it," advised one person.
And another echoed: "I feel that if I was in your shoes, I would probably just go as Shannon Shannon. It's weird, but it's not horrendous. But then again, I am a stubborn traditionalist."
Some even suggested creating an entirely new family name so they could share the same one.
Others were a little more practical about the scenario, and one declared: "I would have him take your last name. Makes the most sense."
"He could take your last name. Just saying," echoed another person.
While a third added: "Just keep your name! This is a remarkably simple solution because it requires you to do absolutely nothing."
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