Post # 61
torontobride28 : Keeping my last name until we have kids. Also three months before our wedding, I had to renew my passport, so I bought the 5-year one with my last name. I also like my current name a lot, and I’m very much known on my magazine subscriptions, work, banking, etc… and a part of me sees it as my identity, so I’m conflicted in general lol!
Post # 62
As of right now, my plan is to change my middle name to my maiden name and take my fiance’s last name. We both had a lot of conversations about our options– hyphenating one, hyphenating both, him taking my last name, both of us taking a new last name, etc. My fiance was super open to all of those conversations, and respects whatever decision I make, and to me that makes such a huge difference; if I change my last name, it’ll truly be because I want to and I like the new names, not because I’m supposed to or because he wants me to.
Post # 63
torontobride28 : Yes, 1) because I kept my married name when I got divorced 10 years ago and now want to drop it and 2) because the decision not to never entered my mind. I think I am still on the tail end of that generation that it is just what you do.