What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually.
Although I love my husband and even his last name, the fact of the matter is that it is not my name. Changing my name felt like giving up my identity.
I'm a feminist. I didn't keep my maiden name. But I didn't change my last name either. If a woman doesn't change her last name upon marriage, she does not keep her maiden name. She keeps her last name.
Getting married is a joyous occasion, but changing your name can be a complex exercise, especially if you are meshing.
Everyone has their own reasons, maybe you share some with me or maybe you have your own. Keeping your name or not, as long as your authentic to the voice inside of you, I'm proud. Keep being you.
Once my ex-husband and I sat in front of our mediator, I realized that I could become "Laura Lifshitz" officially again. Not just in spirit, but in fact. Since I'm a mom to a four-year-old, I wondered if the two of us having different last names would be damning.
5. Owning your decision is the best course of action. "I'm Hispanic and have 5 names, so IDGAF about more names, but quite
When I married my second husband--the love of my life--I did not want to change my name, so I kept Strauss. (Deep down I know he would love it if I changed my last name to his, though.)
Wow. Today I had a real eye opener. I received a Thomasville Furniture flyer in the mail addressed to my ex-husband's new wife. This is upsetting on two fronts: 1. Why is she shopping at Thomasville when I am waiting for the year end clearance sale at Rooms To Go?
Some of my children's friends are unsure how to address me. I know they're trying to be polite when they call me "Mrs." and