So I have been pondering something for a little while, since we got engaged:
What the heck am I going to do about my name once Casey and I are married?
On the one hand, my heart does a little happy dance when I think about Casey and I sharing the same name. We will be a family- a real true family! Us two little people! (not that we wouldn’t without having the same name, of course) Also, when we have kids (someday!), I would like us to all have the same name.
If Casey’s name was terrible, that would make the decision easy to make. Unfortunately, it is a nice name and even sounds good with Jessica.
Then I think about losing my name and it makes me sad. It is one of my connections with my family. It is a part of my identity.
So maybe I will compromise and combine our two names. They do sound very nice together, if a little long to say. On the other hand, do I want to be one of those hyphenated name women? It seems to add unnecessary confusion. (or maybe not?)
So, my question to you guys:
If you are married, what did you decide to do about the whole name thing? If you aren’t married (but are planning to someday), what do you think you will do?