Woman changes name after marriage, family can't keep up

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A woman changed her name after getting married and her family can't seem to keep up. Despite informing them of the change, her mother keeps referring to her by her old name, causing confusion and frustration. The woman feels that her family should respect her decision and call her by her new name, but her mother argues that it's hard to remember. The situation escalates when the woman leaves a family Zoom call after her mother repeatedly calls her by her old name. Now her family is accusing her of being overly dramatic. What do you think? Is she in the wrong for expecting her family to call her by her new name, or is her family being disrespectful? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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A woman changes her name after marriage and surprises family.

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Breaking mom's heart: Woman changes name after marriage

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Family struggles to adjust to name change after marriage 💍

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Family struggles to adjust to name change after marriage 💍

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Family struggles with remembering new name, despite simplicity.

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Mum forgets my new name after marriage, hilarity ensues 😅

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Woman changes name after marriage, family struggles to adapt 😅

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Family refuses to learn my name after marriage, AITA?

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When a name change causes family drama 👀

Changing a name can be a big deal for some people, especially after getting married. But what happens when family members can't keep up with the change? For one woman, changing her first name from Mary-Kate to Katherine after getting married to her wife has caused confusion and arguments with her mother. Despite informing her family months ago, her mother still refers to her as Mary and can't seem to remember the new name. This has led to frustration for the woman and arguments with her mother during family gatherings. Is it too much to ask for family members to remember a name change? Or is the woman overreacting to her mother's mistake? Read on for the comments and reactions to this family dispute.

Mom refuses to use new last name, internet agrees NTA 🙅‍♀️

crgtza | crgtza

Mom can't handle name change, commenters say NTA 👍

here-for-the-reads | here-for-the-reads

Changing your name after marriage? NTA. But be careful with mom.

bamf1701 | bamf1701

Family refuses to call woman by her chosen name after marriage 💍

TooTall2Function | TooTall2Function

Woman changes name after marriage, faces homophobic mother's disapproval.

LEgGOdt1 | LEgGOdt1

Don't stoop to passive-aggressiveness, take the high road 🛣️

TotalMizNomer | TotalMizNomer

Trans individuals share support and suggest a 'name jar' fundraiser 💜

DemonicSymphony | DemonicSymphony

Woman's family struggles with her name change, commenters side with her.

Allaboutbird | Allaboutbird

Naming mishap causes family feud. 🤦‍♀️

90sLady | 90sLady

Can't keep up with name change, family selfish and immature 🙄

jojoamethyst | jojoamethyst

Respecting someone's name is basic decency 👍

EmpressJainaSolo | EmpressJainaSolo

Support for not using new name after marriage. NTA 👍

Noltonn | Noltonn

Woman changes name, family can't keep up. Double standards?

greatgatsby26 | greatgatsby26

Family manipulates with fake memory issues to avoid using new name.

l4mpSh4d3 | l4mpSh4d3

NTA, mum needs to grow up a little. 🤷‍♀️

no_comment12 | no_comment12

Respect personal choices, not a power struggle. 🙌

arizonakarenina | arizonakarenina

Family struggles to accept name change after marriage, NTA.

GloveDeath1985 | GloveDeath1985

Family drama ensues after woman changes name post marriage. ESH.

WritPositWrit | WritPositWrit

Parental resistance to name change is common and unnecessary 😒

VitalityVixen | VitalityVixen

Family refuses to use woman's chosen name after marriage. NTA.

Terpsichorean_Wombat | Terpsichorean_Wombat

Empathize with the struggling newlywed, but set boundaries. 🤝

Stone_Bucket | Stone_Bucket

Changing names can be hard for loved ones to adjust 🤔

Nyx0287 | Nyx0287

Consequence for name change mistake, good job overall! 👍

angelfishsticks | angelfishsticks

Changing your name after marriage: respect and boundaries matter 👌

Ravelte | Ravelte

Sisterhood goals: When sharing a wardrobe isn't enough 👩🏻👩🏻

redactedname87 | redactedname87

Changing a name is hard for everyone involved ❤️

Apprehensive_teapot | Apprehensive_teapot

Changing name to avoid confusion causes family drama 🤔

ellieacd | ellieacd

Woman legally changes name, family refuses to use new name. NTA.

Important_Platypus_4 | Important_Platypus_4

Breaking free from a name is tough, but NTA for it. 💪

mediocredepression | mediocredepression

Stand your ground and demand respect, NTA 🙌

Throwaway894326y4333 | Throwaway894326y4333

Don't let anyone control your name, NTA 👊

SnowStorm1123 | SnowStorm1123

Mom refuses to use new name after marriage, commenter supports OP

accidentw8ng2happen | accidentw8ng2happen

Standing up to entitled family members after changing name. 👏

sicvolvereparcas | sicvolvereparcas

Changing your name after marriage shouldn't be this difficult 🙄

Dracon_Pyrothayan | Dracon_Pyrothayan

Mother accepts son's new nickname with love and understanding ❤️

LaurenLdfkjsndf | LaurenLdfkjsndf

Family struggles to adjust to name change, NTA stands up.

FishScrumptious | FishScrumptious

Mom changes name, family struggles. NTA suggests calling her Mrs. Jones.

moontiara16 | moontiara16

Family defends name-calling sister, victim called 'Mary'

ProfGoodwitch | ProfGoodwitch

Empower yourself by letting go of your old name. 💪

seaofflames | seaofflames

Family struggles to adapt to name change after marriage 🤔

angelmr2 | angelmr2

Changing name is NTA, but takes time for family to adjust 🤔

TargetOk6288 | TargetOk6288

User criticizes woman for changing name after marriage

mcdonovan018 | mcdonovan018

Mother struggles to remember daughter's name, apologizes profusely every time 😂

Twasbrillig1 | Twasbrillig1

Name change causes family feud, but no one's the a**hole 🤷‍♀️

i_am_a_mistake_lol | i_am_a_mistake_lol

Wear a name tag next time you see your mom 🏷️

PugRexia | PugRexia

Respect her name change or accept the consequences. 🙅‍♀️

manaie | manaie

Mother refuses to acknowledge daughter's new name after marriage 🙄

Limerase | Limerase

Stand up for yourself! 🙌 Your mom doesn't own you. NTA.

LostSailor-25 | LostSailor-25

Woman changes name, mother won't adapt. NTA, options discussed. 🤷

sunnysparklesmile | sunnysparklesmile

Changing your name can be tough on family, but NTA 💕

asideofpickles | asideofpickles

Mom's name game: NTA stands up to manipulation 😎

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Don't be a pushover, set boundaries and assert your name 🚫🐶

Buy_My_BBW_Panties | Buy_My_BBW_Panties

Standing up to controlling behavior. You go, NTA! 👏🏼

AmunRa1928 | AmunRa1928

Newlywed changes name, mom won't accept it. NTA wins.

BugsRatty | BugsRatty

Latina woman faces racist name-calling, spouse's family being petty. 🤔

AnxiousgenZ | AnxiousgenZ

Marriage to a woman may be why family forgets new name 🤔

nachobitxh | nachobitxh

Supportive parent of trans child calls out name-calling family member

edwardsmarcom | edwardsmarcom

Family struggles to remember name change, intentional or forgetful?

wam-bam-eggs-and-ham | wam-bam-eggs-and-ham

Sharing a name with your spouse isn't always easy 🤪

mamaxchaos | mamaxchaos

Expect judgment for changing your name after marriage. 🙄

redtech21 | redtech21

Choosing a new name after marriage: a mother's perspective 😔

MonkeyDDeclan | MonkeyDDeclan

Name change drama: Bride gets scolded for using maiden name.

unrepentantbanshee | unrepentantbanshee

Name change causes family feud, but time together is precious 💕

Blz_Exitium | Blz_Exitium

Standing up to emotional manipulation, NTA 🙌

blueivysfutureintern | blueivysfutureintern

Response to family's refusal to accept name change - 🙄 grow up

awholeunit | awholeunit

Concerned daughter questions mother's behavior after name change.

Maurkov | Maurkov

Woman changes name, family can't keep up. NTA's air horn revenge.

deadliftbear | deadliftbear

Struggling to be heard: The frustration of mispronounced names

CouldntCareLess_07 | CouldntCareLess_07

Mom uses old name to provoke, commenter says NTA 👍

kimlobdell5775 | kimlobdell5775

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