Ok so I know this is a very personal and subjective question/topic, but i'm having trouble deciding what's "normal" and what's not. I am the baby girl of two and there are no other men in my family to keep our family name alive. I love my last name!, and am less than thrilled about losing it to take my fiance's very bland/generic name. But when I told his family that I wanted to keep my name and add his on, they acted like I was crazy for possibly having 4 names (first, middle, maiden, married). My poll for you girls is, Do you know or have you kept both middle and maiden names without having to deal with hyphens or a long last name? What are my options? I need a sounding board!