It’s no secret that I’m overexcited about getting married next year although there’s one thing (pain in the backside guest list aside) that has been hard to decide.
Changing my name.
Since I was younger I’d always assumed that I’d keep my last name once I got married. I like Carville and the fact that it isn’t particularly common helps. I like being the only person I know, apart from family, that has this surname. I like that it identifies me.
This assumption has been replaced by a different reality however as it means a lot to Jonny that I’ll take his surname once we get married. I’ve definitely come round to this now, and do like the fact that our children will have the same name as both of us. Double-barreling our names isn’t an option (it sounds ridiculous!) Knowing that it is something important to Jonny made this decision a lot easier. Although I may be cursing him next April when I’m knee deep in paperwork changing my name on everything!
Fortunately, the thought of post addressed to Mr and Mrs Huck makes me smile and is something I’m looking forward to now. Even if Mrs Huck sounds like a serious grown up name and I definitely don’t see myself as a serious grown up at all yet!
What about you? What’re your opinions on keeping/changing your maiden name?