A woman sees a man and becomes so infatuated with him that she practices pronouncing or signing her first name with his last name, or even "Mrs." plus his full name.
Less commonly, men do this with their girlfriends' names.
Averts The Maiden Name Debate
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Anime and Manga
- Happens in Ranma ½ during the Soun/Hinako arc with Hinako writing her name as Hinako Tendo on the school chalkboard.
- In Mean Girls, when Regina wants to convince Aaron that Cady is a psycho, she lies that Cady writes "Mrs. Aaron Samuels" all over her notebooks.
- In Big, Susan complains about her recently-engaged secretary doing this all day long:
Susan: I'm not getting any of my mail, nothing has been filed. Ever since she got engaged, my life has been a disaster. She spent the last three months writing down her married name. "Mrs. Judy Hicks", "Mrs. Donald Hicks"; "Mrs. Judy Mitchellson Hicks", sometimes with a hyphen, sometimes without a hyphen. Sometimes, she spells the hyphen.
- Pride and Prejudice: Lydia leaves a note when she elopes rejoicing over how the next time she writes, she will sign her name "Lydia Wickham."
- The narrator of Wuthering Heights first becomes interested in the story of Heathcliff and Catherine when he finds evidence of this trope in Catherine's old room.
- In the Vorkosigan Saga book A Civil Campaign, after Ekaterin proposes to Miles during the middle of a council session, he begins writing her name in excess on loose sheets of paper, Lady Ekaterin Nile Vorvayne Vorsoisson Vorkosigan (the three Vors are her maiden name, her recently deceased husband's name, and Miles' own name along with him granting her the title of Lady). This is in contrast to the mercenary hand-weapon doodles he was making before.
- In Stephen King's IT, Ben Hanscom thinks of Beverly Marsh like this at one point early in the story.
- Little Women: Jo realizes she is in danger of, as she sees it, losing Meg when she finds out Meg has been scribbling "Mrs. John Brooke."
- In Sidney Sheldon's "Bloodline", Elizabeth Roffe imagined becoming "Mrs. Rhys Williams". It became true.
Live Action TV
- In Garfield, Jon takes the thought process to a ridiculous extreme when he ponders what Liz's name could be if they got married: "Mrs. Jon Arbuckle, Mrs. Liz Arbuckle, Mrs. Liz Wilson Arbuckle, Dr. Mrs. Liz Wilson Arbuckle," etc.
- In an early Peanuts strip, Violet tries to imagine being married to Charlie Brown and says, "Mrs. Violet Brown..., Nope, I just can't see it."
- In a later strip, Sally imagines herself as "Mrs. Sally 95472" and delivers the same punchline.
- Beetle Bailey: One of General Halftrack's officers is mildly disturbed to find a notepad with "General Amos Buxley" on it.
- While serving as a commentator on WWE Smackdown, John Bradshaw Layfield would refer to Michelle McCool as the "next ex-Mrs. Layfield".
- When the German national soccer team went through a series of coaches in a rather short time period, the host of a comedy show joked about the decision on who would be the next coach. "What's his name? Our future ex-national coach? A yes, Christoph Daum." Hilarious in Hindsight, as Daum really lasted only a few months.
- In One Touch of Venus, when Venus first hears Rodney Hatch say his full name, she repeats it to herself, then adds "Venus Hatch" to test how much she likes the sound.
- Bye Bye Birdie has a song in which Rosie sings about how she could have been "Mrs. Peterson ... Mrs. Albert Peterson ... Mrs. Phi Beta Kappa Peterson, the English teacher's wife." She actually is engaged (sort of) to Albert and is (mostly) bemoaning that he's Conrad Birdie's agent/songwriter rather than a professor of English, but the reason he's not an English teacher is largely the same reason they're not married yet: he refuses to stand up to his controlling shrew of a mother.