- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
My Fiancee is American but Irish ancestry on his fathers side. I am Armenian and trust me my parents NEVER let me forget it ( even though I was born in the US). I love my family and my heritage and I do feel like its a huge part of who i am. Last year I spent a few months living in Armenia doing humanitarian work, and ever since then Ive become even more attached to my roots. Marrying a non-Armenian ( or an “odar” non-Armenians in Armenian) is unprecedented in my family. Every single person in my family have either gotten married to an Armenian or will marry an Armenian. Ever since I was a kid my parents consistently told me how I should NEVER stray from my roots. However, when my fiancee and I were engaged my parents ( especially my father) were extremely supportive. I feel like im going on and on..
this is the dilemma.. I dont want to change my last name. I want to hyphenate it, and even further i want my future children to have hyphenated last names. I feel like they will never forget their identity that way. My fiancee is ok with hyphenating my last name because he knows how much it means to me. Am I pushing it by asking him to hyphenate our children’s last name too?
Note: i dont have kids.. im jut thinking about the future.