I think it depends on reasoning/intent:
Originally Posted by namelesswonder
If you are a person who feels 'f' tradition; I want to be my own person and keep my own name' then cool. Just know that especially if kids are involved later people might wonder why there are different names floating around. (Whether that bothers you or not is up to you).
If you want to take their name because of tradition or to show a union or whatever that is cool too.
If you want to make your name your middle name, that works. Latinos do this all the time or something similar - their mother's maiden name is their second middle name so something like Armando Juan Santiago Ramirez or some such.
What I honestly can't stand are hyphenated names. They just sound pretentious to me or wishy-washy. As if they wont man/woman up and say they want to keep their own names but also do not want to fully commit to their spouse/tradition's name.
a bad reason to keep your name (courtesy of my ex): "I don't want to sound Mexican"
somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug
What the F&#* is a decorum? - Mr. Anthony