More and more women are questioning whether or not to take their husband’s surname after marriage or keep their maiden name. Especially for a woman who has developed her own business or who has a professional image connected with her last name, there could be consequences to leaving that name behind. Some women even feel that giving up a cherished lifelong surname will result in a degree of disconnection from their family. There’s no right or wrong choice regarding what to do with a maiden name, but one option that can be favorable for many, concerns using a maiden name as a middle name after marriage. In so doing, a woman maintains a link to her family history while at the same time merging herself into her husband’s heritage.
Whatever you decide to do with your legal name after marriage, consider a name consultation to determine the actual effect of your new signature on your job, career and finances. There are a host of life adjustments that take place when beginning a new life. Make sure your name identity will support those changes to best advantage.