I'm strongly considering changing my last name to hers after we're married. We like the idea of having a shared last name. Is this normal? Should I change my name?
Why not? It's an entirely personal decision but showing off your new union to the world by making your last name match your partner's is a romantic and wonderful way to start off your marriage. Keep in mind that there are a few ways to do it. (You don't have to drop your last name in order to do it.) Below are a few of the most common scenarios. Good luck!
- Pick one of your last names for both of you to take.
- Hyphenate your last names and both take the new name.
- Come up with a totally different last name and both take it.