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I'm a big fan of the wife (or SO, ahem, sorry) keeping her last name. I mean, what's the point anyway?The kids, however, are taking my last name, even if it kinda sucks . . .Hyphenated, really? I mean you really want your kids to be the ones in school with the hyphenated name? Not to mention the fact that if you hyphen your kids names you must come to the conclusion that you're just creating a temporary compromise/solution. After all, if everyone hyphened, look at what a mess names in this country would become after just two generations.
I don't really care. We could each keep our own names, she could hyphenate, we could both hyphenate, hell if I like her name better I might just take it. It's just a name.
I got married last summer and I had a tough time with this decision. I ended up changing my name. I want to have the same last name as my future children, and I'd like to be the "xxx family". But I had a hard time giving up my own name for his.