To change or not to change- that is the question. Always a topic for debate, whether or not a bride takes her husband's last name is truly a personal preference.
Knowledge is power, so today I'm sharing some of the most common practices:
- Taking your husband's last name. To many women, this symbolizes a new beginning and the creation of a new family. Many women feel proud to be able to take on the last name of their new husband.
- Keeping your maiden name. Some women feel their maiden name carries a history or legacy and just don't feel right letting it go. Others legally change their last name but professionally go by their maiden name.
- Hyphenating your last names. As respect to their family and to their husband's family, some newlyweds chose to hyphenate their last name. A new tradition takes that a step further as some brides are beginning to combine one half of their last name with one half of their husband's last name to make a new last name.
No matter what you chose, always remember you have the adoration and affection of your one true love- no matter your last name.
I want to hear from you- what did you opt to do with your name after saying "I do"?