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I'm getting married this month and I am legally keeping my name. I never thought I'd be a woman that did so, but after talking it out, it made more sense to do so and we are both on board with it. This is why:
1) All of my professional documents and reputation (large part of my career) are built around my maiden name, thus it is a big hassle to re-establish it all with another name.
2) I only have sisters so my dad's name ends with us. We come from a locally well-known family (founders of the small town) so it would be a shame if the name died out. We have agreed I get to give a second son my last name to carry it on.
3) His family is very well known on a much large scale, so it is convenient for us to be able to use my name to keep some anonymity when desired.8