Hi, all! Brand new bride-to-be here! We've been engaged about six weeks, and he recently asked what I wanted to do about names, whether I wanted to take his name, etc. And to be honest, I'd never once considered doing so. He has a small preference for my doing so, but isn't pushing - yet. His argument is that having one name represents to the world that the couple is a united family, rather than two random people. However, I don't think that the same name is what makes a family. What are the prevailing thoughts among some of you?