How should my new wife sign her name?

How should my new wife sign her name?

by Shanon
(Irondale, WA)

We just got married and want to know the proper way for my wife to sign her name. Is it Mrs. Kristi Ryan, Mrs. Shanon (my name) Ryan or just Mrs. Ryan?

Mar 08, 2011
Mrs. Kristi Ryan
by: Wendy (Modern Manners and Etiquette)

Thank you for your question! Congratulations on your recent wedding! What an exciting time for you guys!
It is a bit of a challenge to know how to sign your name after you are married. I have always looked at it like this. When I married my husband I took his last name, because we are one. However, I kept my first name, because I am me. So I sign my name with my first name and our last name.
It may take some getting used to on her part (I can't remember how many times I went to sign my maiden name).
Best wishes on a long and happy marriage!

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