Do You And Your Spouse Share Last Names?
It used to be rare that I would meet a married couple that didn’t have the same last name. And I’m not sure that I’ve ever ran into a couple where they guy adopted his wife’s last name. But I have noticed some new trends popping up.
I know of one couple who took both of their names and now share a hyphenated last name… and I know of three couples (myself included) who don’t share last names with their spouse.
Reasons vary. We are a blended family and my wife didn’t want anyone to be singled out by having the only different last name in the house. I support that decision to this day. Some of my friends kept their names for professional reasons.
For whatever reason, what used to be unheard of, is now a bit more common. What do you think? Do we lose that “something special” by not sharing a last name?