I found out about The Last Name Project from one of my favorite blogs, A Cup of Jo and I submitted my piece in November.
And it debuted this week!
I had a lot of reasons not to change my name. I know the mountain of
paperwork that it would entail and I’m impatient. I have my freelance
business established with my name and to start over would be a big
hassle. I also take issue with the fact that women are assumed to follow
this old and sexist tradition. It has been frustrating. Even though
I’ve asked them not to, my in-laws still address me as Mrs. HisLastName.
One of the big sticking points people, both strangers and family alike,
seem to fixate on is our future children.
Please go read the rest: The Last Name Project