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Unfortunate Married Names


Did you take on your partner’s last name when you got married? Or do you plan to, if you’re not married yet? For a while I entertained hyphenating my name until I realized I’d be… Mrs. Tung-Pies. So unfortunate, ha!

I thought my hyphenated married name was bad, but then my friend Dianna told me hers. Her last name is Chiu and her boyfriend’s last name is Pu, making her… Mrs. Chew-Poo!*

Just. Too. Good.

Do you know anyone with an unfortunate hyphenated name? And does it make you laugh every time you hear it? (I’m totally guilty.)

 *spelled phonetically for effect

(photo by Judy Pak)

Last modified: January 10, 2019