Changing surname to double last name
I am debating the decision to add my maiden name to my daughters last name with a hyphen or as a double last name. I love the diversity it would give her. And the two combined together works. If I decided to follow through with this, I will not be burdened by the stigma of a double last name as I feel being different and having something unique is a good thing in today's world. However, I am a bit concerned how my husband will react. This was brought up prior to giving birth and he seemed very uninterested and a bit offended. I put it aside, we had our daughter and I of course gave her our single last name. We have not spoken about it since. But I believe he would be more receptive to it now as we have settled into parenting and are a solid family unit.
I have had a personal issue with adapting to my married surname and I feel by adding my maiden back into the mix is the perfect balance. My daughter is under 1 year so this change will be pain free. I personally would do a legal name change for myself. Currently I have just my married surname as my last. I am asking for opinions from anyone who can relate to this decision. Thank you!!
Tue, 07/25/2017 - 7:34pm