Women seem to be doing a variety of things with their names these days when we get married. Having recently married a wonderful man, I am curious about what other women do with their names, as I am running into difficulty with offices of an official nature when it comes to changing mine. I don’t think I’m odd, wanting to make my maiden name a part of my middle name when I change my last name to match my husband’s. I got the idea from my mother, who did this a certain number of year ago when she married my dad (with no interference from anyone, I might add). She simply went to the proper places, showed her marriage certificate, and made the changes. I, on the other hand, am discovering that in the present time, it may be necessary to get a court order! Very inconvenient.
So, my question for all of you married folks out there is, ladies, what did you do with your name, and did the process cause you any headaches? (Men: what did your wives do?)