Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

AR JOKESTER: Please Don't Hyphenate!


Congratulations!  You're getting married.  Staying with the times, you decide to keep your last name and just add his to it.  If your last name is BEST and his last name is LAY, please don't hyphenate!


If your last name is BUSH and his last name is RASH, please don't hyphenate!   


If your last name is BEAVER and his last name is WETTER, please, just don't do it!


Here are some couples who tied the knot and hopefully decided not to hyphenate:



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Comment balloon 35 commentsMirela Monte • January 23 2009 05:33PM


This was such a pleasant respite from the stress of today!

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago


That is too funny!  Thank you for sharing.

Ann Hayden in cold Wildwood, Missouri

Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 11 years ago

Mirela, this is too funny! Have you been collecting these? You are correct this is a pleasant respite. Have a great weekend at the beach!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 11 years ago

Mirela, Ok time to share, My father Richard S. Loynd, wanted to share his name with me, My legal name is Richard, but have gone by Steven (middle name) most of my life, you see they called my dad Dick and being his junior I started life as Little Dick Loynd.. it's just Steve now..funny post and my wife had no interest in hyphenating.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 11 years ago

Steve, that is so funny!  You are such a smart man for going to your middle name!  Now I know what middle names are for...

Thanks a lot for sharing!  That was really good!

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago


That is very funny! Most of those names would be a disaster either way!


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Posted by Mott Marvin Kornicki, Waterway Realtors, Notary Public 786-229-7999 (Waterway Realtors® • South East Florida • Real Estate Brokers) over 11 years ago

Mirela, these are a riot. If there ever was a reason for SOMEONE to change their name this is it.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago

It makes for a good laugh, who knows it might attact more clients by making them smile.

Posted by Tom Ski, Social Media Marketing, Online Radio (BeFirst Media Group) over 11 years ago

This is too funny! Relaxing jokes for Friday. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Joshua Barré (LA West Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Mirela - Thanks for sharing a smile.  Some of these are just too amusing, and I'll bet a few of the women were quite happy to change their names after marriage.

Posted by Lynn Johnson, Owatonna, MN Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Home Connection) over 11 years ago

Those people will be made fun of for life!  Funny names for sure.

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 11 years ago

These are hilarious.  I am going to start looking at the Sunday papers for wierd combinatons.

Have you ever noticed names of doctors and dentists?  In one town where we lived, I noticed a shingle for Dr. Belcher who was a dentist.

Sarah Rummage in Nashville

Posted by Sarah, John Rummage, Love Being Realtors® in the Nashville TN Area! (Benchmark Realty LLC, Nashville TN 615.516.5233) over 11 years ago

Mirela, I think you have way too much time on your hands.  I must say though this was very funny!

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) over 11 years ago

Leolinda: I wish!  This is how I de-stress.  Laughter and exercise renew me.   This has been a full week and I was tending to myself by making myself laugh.  Posting this is therapy for me and I hope for you as well...  :)

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago

that was a great laugh for this early saturday morning - thanks

Posted by Randall Sandin, 843-209-9667 - Search for Charleston SC Real Estate (Carolina One Real Estate) over 11 years ago

I loved it!!! Just what I needed.  I am sure mine would have been in there if I had met someone with a different last name like I don't know; time, tale or something.

Posted by Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate (Total Care Realty) over 11 years ago

Mirela, They say truth can be stranger than fiction.  These are too funny. Thanks for sharing them.

Posted by Bob Cumiskey, US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Now that's a great way to start my morning. What a laugh!

Posted by Keisha Hosea-, Real Estate Solutions For Real People (KASI Homes ) over 11 years ago

Hysterical Mirela! I've always enjoyed when Jay Leno has his segment on names, these are too funny! thanks for posting

Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) over 11 years ago

very funny stuff Mirela! when I see the announcements in the paper I always look for the funny one, but never find it... I guess it is sort of the 4 leaf clover of the print world!

Posted by Robert Rauf (HomeBridge Financial Services (NJ)) over 11 years ago

Thank you Mirela, I needed something like that to spice my rainy day, a post like this one is a good example of why blogging is good for the soul.


Posted by Antonio & Alexia Cardenas, "The Realtors In Motion" (Alameda County - San Leandro, CA.) over 11 years ago

OMG those were hilarious, Myrtle.  Thanks for the laugh today.

Shawn Davis

Posted by Shawn Davis, Homes For Sale, Genesee County, Michigan (Home Crossings, P.C.) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the giggles!

Too funny... how many do you think are real?

Posted by Gail Szeluga & JoAnna Siminerio, Fostering Community Spirit Through Real Estate (Weichert Realtors - Manalapan - Marlboro) over 11 years ago

Hi Mierla; Thanks for the laugh for the day. :) Any time I need a laugh I head here to the comedy club!

Posted by Eileen Begley, Monterey Real Estate (Coldwell Banker, DelMonte) over 11 years ago

Thanks, a great chuckle after a really cold day in NY



Posted by Barbara "Barb" Bodnar, Licensed Associate RE Broker, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 11 years ago

So Mirela, now I know what you do in your spare time LOL! These are hilarious!

Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 11 years ago

Theres a girl in my sons high school named Cockburn - imagine that hyphenated with our last name Spray?

Posted by Brian & Marie Spray, Frisco TX Realtors ( - Action Realty Group) over 11 years ago

Brian and Marie: It would still be a lot better than if her name was "Butts"

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago

Barb:  Just HOW cold is it in NY right now?

Sharon:  I can't take credit for collecting these; a friend sent them to me.

JoAnna:  I thnk all of them are.

Eileen:  You are welcome!  Check out the other AR JOKESTER blogs; they are funny!

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 11 years ago

Hi Myrtle;

Very funny I love your post, keep them coming.

Posted by Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 11 years ago

Mirela-This post made my day, Thanks for the laugh.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 11 years ago


Crack me up!  The wedding announcements have always been one of those things that I would look forward to for this exact reason!  I didn't know that there were "others" out there that had my insane sense of humor!  Thanks for the laughs.

Posted by Jen Olson (First Weber Group Realtors) over 11 years ago

Hilarious! I just love it when I come accrioss a post that makes me smile! It's a nice little break in a hectic day! THANKS

Posted by Samantha Lorefice, REALTOR , e-PRO, SFR (Tierra Antigua Realty) over 11 years ago

I am always amazed by anyone who hyphenates their last name as I think the kids end up with these huge last names that they carry with them for the rest of their lives.  What happens when a woman with the last name Johnson-Swartz marries a man with the last name Thomas-Richmond and she wants to hyphenate, you get Johnson-Swartz-Thomas-Richmond.  Its crazy!

Posted by Ted Komenda (Dunhill Group) over 11 years ago

LOL!!!! Did they not notice??? Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Bonnie Johnson (Remax Realty 100) over 11 years ago