Today’s post is part of an ongoing Wedding Wednesday Series. My chance to ramble on about non-running, wedding related stuff.
What’s in a name? That’s a question I have been asking myself for almost my entire life.
If you have been reading this blog for awhile you might remember this post “My Day”, a funny story about how my birth name Lindsay turned into the Linzi that I am today.
I have always had “issues” so to speak with my first name, so I knew this day would come.
A question that needs to be answered…”Will I take his last name?”
Which is no surprise that I also have attachment issues with my last name too.
It’s unique. It’s fun to say. And it has that unquestionable Italian flare.
At many points in my life I would have simply said no, I will not take a guy’s last name.
I know I will still be that same Italian girl even if my last name doesn’t flaunt it. But it’s still a very weird idea to be someone else.
The thought about legally changing the spelling of my first name has crossed my mind a few times when questioning the fate of my last name.
But when I think about giving up my name, I realize all that I am gaining.
I can’t even describe the feeling I get when I think about it.
I thought it would be sad to part with a name I’ve held for almost 28 years.
But a name is only what you make it.
And Linzi soon-to-be Mrs. newlastnamethatisnotitalian is more excited than ever to make a name for myself.
I’m ready to give up my old Lindsay and really embrace the new Linzi with the new last name.
I know people who have kept their own last names and who have even done the hyphen thang, and it worked for them.
But ultimately for me it comes down to this, I want to be a Team-Awesome unit.
And for me that means to get over the whole name thing and just jump into it with J. Alabama head first.
Plus it will be way less confusing in the long run, especially with the miltary involved.
So the short answer to such a long drawn out question, is yes.
Yes I will take his name but I think it’s only mainly because it’s his name.
I never before in my life felt so confident in a relationship to even think about changing a piece of myself for someone else.
And I’ll admit that I may or may not have scribbled my new name out a few times (and liked it). Though since hearing it’s bad luck to do so before you are married have refrained from doing so until July!
What are your thoughts on changing your last name?
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