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This morning I ran into a woman I hadn't seen in a few years. It reminded me that she always signs everything Mrs. Richard XXXX.  Never Susan XXXXX.  She gave me a check once and the checks were printed Richard XXXX and Mrs. Richard XXXX.

 

It was quite awhile before I knew her first name.

 

DH and I had checks printed as George C. XXX and Jane A. XXX (my DH last name.)  I signed Jane A. XXX

 

I was happy and proud to be married to my DH but I do have a name.

 

How do you sign things?.

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Re: How Do You Sign Your Name?

Went back to my maiden name when I dumped the mister back in 1999.  Even during the marriage of 18 years I did not go by Mrs.  

When I married I replaced my middle name with my maiden on all legal documents so it was an easy adjustment after the Judge entered his order of my request to go back to my previous last name. 

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Re: How Do You Sign Your Name?

With First & Last name. Never have used Mrs. Makes me sound like some old lady. No Thanks.

 

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Re: How Do You Sign Your Name?

I remember the few times my Mother's picture along with a few others were in our small local newspaper for some event, the were all identified the same way. Mrs. John Smith. Never by their own names. This was in the late fifties, early sixties.

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Re: How Do You Sign Your Name?

I never thought of this before, but I wonder if it’s legal to sign a name like that.  Documents don’t always use titles like Mr or Mrs, just the name, in which case it isn’t her name. 

 

I always sign my checks/documents using my name.  

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Re: How Do You Sign Your Name?

It depends what I'm signing. I use my maiden name in professional settings and married name socially. 

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Re: How Do You Sign Your Name?

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I sign my name like you do.  Martha L. Washington.  My name my signiture.  In years to come, I might need to be using my own name, so I consider this as being consistant.

 

Of course, that's not my real name before anyone gets nervous.

 

I only use Mr. & Mrs. like visiting a place to sign in.  Funeral homes, places we've visited on vacations, that sort of thing.

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Re: How Do You Sign Your Name?

Married late 70s - never signed Mrs. and never signed hubs' name instead of mine. Never even signed Ms, which was an upgrade from Mrs. Daughter and I laugh. Single daughter said she loves her last name and how it flows with her first name. Not changing it. But she has dated some guys with difficult to spell or wonky last names. The last boyfriend had 4 syllables!  

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Re: How Do You Sign Your Name?

  I never refer to myself as Mrs. All my son's friends call me by my first name,per my request.I sign my name using my first name, maiden name - married name.

  I kept my maiden name because I believe that it identifies me as an individual in my own right.I was me before I happily became part of a we. DH has no problem with it whatsoever.

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Re: How Do You Sign Your Name?

I sign my name as it is spelled on my birth certificate. Always have even when I was married.