Should I change my last name?

Hi there! I’m a bit stuck regarding changing my last name. I was married to my ex-husband for about two & a half years. I’ve since been divorced for several months. We have a two-year-old son. I desperately want to change my last name back to my maiden name. I haven’t for fear that I’m isolating my son. Thoughts?

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I’m sorry I don’t understand

I would always want the same last name as my child :woman_shrugging:t3:

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I’m divorced with two sons. I kept my married name because of my boys.

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No. A name won’t do that. Attitude will

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Your son has his father’s name. That name no longer belongs to you. Change it back :joy:

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I waited 8 yrs I wish I would have gone back to my maiden a long time ago …

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Change back to your maiden name

I’m going through this process and have a one year old going through the divorce. I requested a name change because my marriage was very tough and he’s being very very nasty custody wise and I just don’t want to be associated with this name anymore. Someday I’ll explain it to her. :heart:

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I still use my maiden last name and I have a 5 month old.

Changed mine, and love it

Just change it and if it’s that big of a deal try and change ur sons last name. I had all 3 of my kids last name changed to my maiden name when I divorced and changed my name

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My husband and sons all have the same last name but I kept my maiden name for personal reasons. A name doesnt define a family.

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I’m married and I still don’t have the same last name as my son since I kept my maiden name. He doesn’t give a hoot. Not one. Change it back if you want to.

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Ive been with my husband for 10yrs…his ex wife kept his laat name because of their daughter

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Hyphenate your son’s name

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I chose to keep my married name. Now that the kids are grown I’ll change back to my maiden name.

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My kids wish they had my maiden name yet I told them when they are old enough they are more than welcome to change it. Their dad isn’t in their lives. Yet they didn’t care before that mine was different

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Whatever makes you happy. You don’t won’t to sign papers regretting writing down the last name. Its just a last name it doesn’t defined the person you are. Your babies will soon grow up and unstand why you changed it.

My mom finally went back to hers. All depends what you feel. My daughter has a different last name than me and personally it’s a bit weird.