| When I was thinking of going that route I was going to hyphenate the kids' names when we had them so we were both represented. Poor little things, it's hard enough learning to spell one last name, they would have cursed me for giving them 13 letters and a hyphen...lol |
lol! Seriously though! I think I've said this before, but I grew up w/ a hyphenated name - due to divorced/remarried parents. (I'm sure Jean-Marcus remembers that from his thread! lol!) And honestly, it kind of sucked. people were always confused as to what they should call me, my name NEVER fit on any forms that I had to fill out for anything, people always asked lots of questions about it - which wasn't that big of a deal, but as a kid it sucks explaining over and over again "well, my parents got divorced, then my mom remarried, then...blah blah blah" Obviously that's a little different that just being born with a hyphenated name & parents that are still together. But just saying from a kid's perspective, that wasn't particularly great. Then again, that was 20+ years ago. maybe there's enough kids w/ different/hyphenated names now that it wouldnt' stand out so much?
anyway, that's a big part of why I was more than happy to take DH's name. I was QUITE done with the hyphenating and explaining! lol! And granted, this is just my opinion, but I wouldn't hyphenate my kids names. It's a PITA to deal with and made me feel like an oddball when I was little. So even if you keep your own name or hyphenate, I strongly reccomend thinking about choosing one name for your kids if you plan to have any.