My fiancé and I are getting married next summer but we have one big issue that won’t go away – I want him to take my last name and he wants me to take his. Neither of us want to hyphenate because both of our last names are long and we want our whole family to share one last name, including our children.
His ONLY argument is that it is unmanly to take the woman’s last name and his friends would make fun of him. I understand that it is traditional to take the man’s last name, but the history of his last name bothers me. It doesn’t mean anything. He was raised in a foster family and has no relationship with that side of his extended family. My family has a rich history and pride in our family name. I would like my children to carry that on.
Is there a compromise here? I don’t know what to do! Say My Name in Waterloo
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