If you were to get married, how would you feel about taking your husband's last name?
- I would want to take his last name.42% (10)
- I would want us to hyphenate our last names together.8% (2)
- I would want him to take my last name.0% (0)
- I would want us to each keep our own last name.17% (4)
- It doesn't matter to me; whatever he wants is fine.17% (4)
- Other/Results16% (4)
Most Helpful Girl
my boyfriend/future husband and i have had this conversation, and we're still on opposite sides of this one.
my biological father's last name is jones, and my (step) dad's last name is brown. therefore, as a kid, i used both names interchangeably and now go by von jones-brown.
my boyfriend's last name is williams; since i'm not close to my biological father, i want to replace his name with my boyfriend's and keep my dad's name (no hyphenation), which would make me von williams brown. my reason for doing it is that it's a nod to the family who raised me, as well as the family i'm joining.
however, my other half is opposed to this; he think's it's a "fem-nazi" move, though he also says it's my choice and that he'll respect whichever i ultimately choose. he's a sweet and easygoing guy in general, but very traditional, and i sometimes wonder if he'll be okay with my decision at the time but resent me for it later.
i've had 2 last names since i was 13, so having just one would be strange for me. that said, at this point, i'm still undecided~ i suppose i'll cross that bridge when i get to it, lol.1