My husband and I have been married for over 2 years now and I have elected not to change my last name for several reasons.
First, I like my name, it's different and with the recent passing of my father and his father I'm the only one left on our "branch" of the family tree with the name.
Second, I'm an individual who has committed to spending the rest of my life with another individual, not someones property.
Third, who wants to spend all day at the Soc. Sec. office and DMV? I had my wallet stolen once and replacing all that stuff is a real pain!
I don't get all defensive when someone calls me "Mrs. Johnson" and politely accept cards/gifts addressed to "Mr. and Mrs." But with a recent job change I often get asked why I didn't change my name?
Are there any others out there going through this? If so, what do you do? I'd love to hear thoughts for and against!