Did you take H's last name when you got married? I'm batting the idea around but the modern I-can-take-care-of-my-own-damn-self woman in me is cringing at the thought (and the paperwork!).
Here's the thing though, my parents are divorced and my father is remarried so there's a Mrs. My Last Name that's not my mother. I'm not crazy about my step-mom (probably because she is crazy) and after the remarriage my dad and I have had on-again-off-again relationship. So keep my last name and all that is associated with it? Hyphenate it (ugh) or have both last names? Or change it and be done with it? I guess I could always drop the last name and only go by my first name but I can foresee problems with TSA.
I'm not hell bent on having kids but if I did get knocked up I would want them to have my fiance's last name (which is very German and has six consonant in a row).
Any advice from you or your lovely readers would be much appreciated.
I did not take H's name. Didn't even consider it. Frankly, it amazes me that so many women continue to buy into such a neolithic tradition.
It's YOUR NAME. Who gives a shit if your dad and your stepmom are using it too?
As far as kids go, I will tell you this: I grew up with a different last name from my mom and it mattered not one bit. She's still my mom.
(Correction: *Raquel Zimmerman* photographed by Ezra Petronio. Get it together, self service magazine.)