July 31, 2014

To Change My Last Name Or To Hyphenate...

I know after reading the title of this post you guys are probably like, "Why is she even writing a blog post about this?! We have no idea what this chick's actual name is..." But I'm having a life problem right now.

Okay, so here it is... I kinda love my last name, not only because I think it's awesome but because I am very proud of my family and would like to keep our family name going as long as possible seeing as there are no males aside from my father that are left in my family with the last name. So I kinda wanna keep it by hyphenating it.

I mean, both the hyphenated and unhyphenated versions of my future name sound good. It's not like my name would be weird like Julia Gulia or something like that. But I don't know what to do.

Justin told me to do whatever makes me happiest, so he is no help on the matter. I know my father would tell me to hyphenate it because he loves our last name. So I don't know....

I know I probably didn't provide enough information for you guys to tell me what I should do, but you guys can still tell me your thoughts on name hyphenation. Lemme know what you think.


  1. I think that is a really tough decision. I know if I got married now, I would have a hard time changing my name just because I'm so used to it and it's the name everyone knows me by everywhere. Plus, I like my name too.

    Sorry, no advice. Just commiseration.

    1. It sucks. We're getting our marriage license in a few hours and I have to decide by then.

    2. Hope it's not too late by now so hyphenate!! That way you can use either version anywhere. I like and I'm proud of my name too, so I'd never even contemplate getting rid of my family's last name. (I'm also Hispanic and oh-so-old-fashioned.)

      Do whatever makes you happiest :) and lemme know what you decide!

    3. I ended up hyphenating it! :-D I just couldn't part with my last name and the two together just flowed and sounds so wonderful Hispanic.