Post # 16
Well This is what made me want to hyphenate my name with my darling fiance, and we are both hyphenating, both making the name change is easier in my opinion. Our names flow well together. Honestly I love it, and the whole name change is easier, because to me its not a name change, its an expansion of an identity, and the name hyphenated for both of us, will be a huge symbol of that.
Just my two cents. That is how we handled it.
Post # 17
I am doing this with my fiance too as I stated above. Really happy to be doing it. Glad we are not the only ones. It is rare, as many women and men are used to shorter names, and as a country seeing a hyphenated name isn’t something culturally we are used to. Unless you happen to live someplace other then the USA where this is more common?
Anyway, as I said above to me its an expansion of an identity, so new in a way, but I still get to retain my old name. So that makes me happy. Hope you are too by now. It took me literally since January to get alright with it. Now I am, I am happy.