So I plan on taking his last name, but my mom thinks I should hyphenate. She says its common for women in the south to hyphenate? Is this true? She also thinks it will help me with my career if people see my current last name. However, in the last three years of school, no one has ever cared who my dad is except for his current interns who are super nice to me. Anyway, my mom acted insulted when I insisted on taking the FI's last name. I'm taking his last name no matter what, but I was wondering what other people's thoughts were on the matter?