I used to love monograms. Then I started dating The Foliage. Whose last initial is "P" which is not a problem. But I, difficult being that I am, decided a long time ago that when I got married, my husband would change his name, too. To a hyphenated name or a completely new name or whatever we mutually decided. I just thought it was total crap that I had to go through the hassle by myself. Get married, become a team, and then BAM you're on your own with forms, sucka!
So we decided to take both of his parents' last names. Some of his siblings have both names, one has their mom's last name as his middle name, and The Foliage just got their dad's last name. It's all very confusing, and he attributes it to the fact that his parents "weren't too good with paperwork." When they brought him home from the hospital, he didn't even have a FIRST name. I don't even know how that happens. He only learned this in the last few years when he tried to get a copy of his original birth certificate, and it was pretty much blank. Ha! So weird.
I love the combination of his parents' last names, and I'm really excited about taking them as my new surname. Two words, no dash. Still a pain like my family name, but pronounceable, which is a change for me. BUT. The initials. They're "T.P." So. No monogrammed stuff for us. He says his mom used to draw little teepees at the ends of their names, but I don't care. No amount of artwork is going to convince me that TP is not toilet paper. None.
Am I being completely ridiculous? And, oh man, I just realized I won't be "Ceej" anymore! Oh noes! I'll be CeeTP...or something. I could take out the "T" and be Ceep...Seep...Seepage...? Ugh. I'll have to think about this one. Suggestions welcome.