so - after long thought... i was going to hyphenate my name and Chris was like "i'll support you in whatever you decide" - but I could tell deep down he was a little hurt. He would make the little comments, etc. I just cringed every time someone called me Mrs. S because Chris is divorced and his ex is a psycho b**ch and I didn't want to be the 2nd Mrs. S.
in the end, I decided that it meant more to Chris for me to change my name than it did to me to keep my name (or not be "2nd Mrs S). So I filed my social security change papers - and OMG - it was like I made Chris' century when he knew it was official that I had decided to take his name completely. it was worth it to make him happy - I'm still cringing at being called mrs. s though - hopefully someday that will pass.
anyone else have 'issues' with changing their names?
My Ceremony Location - Scottish Castle