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Vanessa
Beginner June 2025 South West London

Double-barrelled surname

Vanessa, 12 of October of 2023 at 15:26 Posted on Etiquette and Advice 0 7

Hi everyone,

I'm getting married and I'm thinking of having a double-barrelled surname to keep my current surname and also have the surname of my husband to be. My surname is Richter and his surname is Bryson. Any advice on which order sounds better? Richter-Bryson or Bryson-Richter?

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Latest activity by Kirsty, 2 of January of 2024 at 19:10
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    VIP July 2020 Monmouthshire
    RomanticGreenStationery27135
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    Richter-Bryson seems to 'flow' better to me.

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  • S
    Dedicated July 2024 West Midlands
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    Both sound great to me! Sorry to be not much help馃槉
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  • Ivana
    Dedicated August 2024 East London
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    Hi,

    If that is what you want to me it would make more sense for your surname to be first and add his surname to it, rather than the other way around, so it would be Richter-Bryson.

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  • Sarah
    Rockstar August 2024 Warwickshire
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    I agree, maiden then his surname x
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  • Katrina
    Dedicated February 2025 West Midlands
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    Bryson-Richter sounds good to me. It's down to what you go with. What ever makes u feel happy Smiley smile I am excited to change my surname Smiley smile feel like it has a different ring to it; katrina Bennett there is a shop called L.K Bennett as well Smiley smile will be getting my wedding shoes from them for sure. 鈾
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  • Valyria
    Savvy October 2026 West Sussex
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    I think most people do maiden name and then their married name, because you're essentially tacking your husband's name on to the end but it's whatever you're comfortable with.

    I've been toying with the idea of double barreling my surname after we're married but as my official title is 'Lady' my FH thinks it might sound obnoxious and he doesn't want a double barrelled surname for himself.

    I think I will see how I feel closer to the time Smiley smile

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  • Kirsty
    Beginner July 2024 Cheshire
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    Richter-Bryson sounds good but it's whatever feels right for you. Maybe try making your new signature, that helped me.

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