Are you happy to change your surname to your husband's/wife's when you get married?
Do you want your future husband/wife to take your name when you get married?
What if you have a one of a kind surname that belongs to your immediate family only?
What if the people in the country you live if have problems pronouncing/ spelling your surname?
What if your surname is clearly foreign and it creates prejudice?
My partner has a VERY common English name, and will not take my name. What is your advice? What would you do if you were in my position?
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My surname is awesome and I am very attached to it. I identify quite strongly with it, actually. It's one of those that only my family has. At the moment, I'm not sure if I'll change it, keep it, or hyphenate it. Good thing marriage is a few years away yet.
My boyfriend would want me to take his name if we got married but I'm not quite so sure how I feel about that.
Logically my changed name would not make me any less a part of my family, but my name just flows so well together it'd be a down right shame to mess that up.