To me, as it would be for many other people, my name is my identity. If someone asks you "who are you?" the answer that you give is your first and last name. For me, my name is who I am.
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I didn't change my name when I got married 32 years ago, so it felt slightly silly to change it now. But I'm old enough to vote, drive, get a tattoo. Hell, I'm old enough to join AARP. I think I'm old enough to decide what my name is.
Whether bride or groom, changing your name is certainly not mandatory by any means, but it is an important topic to discuss with your spouse.
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