My FI and I went to get our marriage license on Friday. I have an unusual Swiss last name, and my entire life I have been looking forward to getting rid of it and going with a more easily pronouncable one. I have always known that I wanted to take my husband's last name when I got married, but I wasn't sure exactly how I would do it. I had spoken with my parents previously, who suggested that I lose the last name as well. I even asked my mom if it would be okay with her for me to drop my middle name (Renee) and replace it with my current last name. She told me not to, and not to just add my last name in there as a second middle name. At the time, I agreed.
However, when it came time to write my new name on the license application, I got freaked out! I almost cried as I removed my last name from my existence beginning June 23.
I think I will get used to it, but I'm wondering if I made a mistake by just taking it out entirely.
Did anyone else feel this way about their name change?