So here's my predicament. I come from a very wealthy and influential family who has lived in the same town for 200+ years. We've been CEO's, surgeons, war generals, the whole nine yards. We've also managed to keep the same last name for these 200+ years. It's almost an honorary title: a person from around here would recognize it instantly. my dilemma is that, unfortunately, I, a girl, am the only heir to the property. It's taken a huge mental toll on me knowing that one day our last name will be erased from the region and it'll be my fault when it happens. My friends and parents don't mean to upset me I'm sure, but sometimes they make comments like "oh this is the last Williams" (not real last name) or "It's kind of sad that we won't be Williams anymore" and it'll make me feel incredibly guilty and upset like I did something wrong. I already feel guilty enough because of how I want to be a music teacher instead of a surgeon or anything like that, added onto the fact that I'm the first child who's never gone to an elite private school. Sorry this kind of turned into a rant haha, but at this point the last name's the only thing I've got going for me. Knowing this information, what would you guys think about taking on your wife's last name? Would it change if it were a special case like this? I know I probably have the "poor little rich girl" vibe going on, but as superficial as it sounds the whole last name thing means a lot to me.
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Why don't you keep your own name? Why do you have to take your husband's name? My wife kept her own name when we got married.
And hell no would I take on my wife's name. I don't care what kind of family she came from, that shit is emasculating. Next thing you know I start wearing dresses and become a housewife.0