I have gotten so much great information from all of the other lesbian TTC blogs that I read. We haven’t been on the baby making train all that long, but I am so comforted by the fact that that there is such a supportive community out there. So…..today I have a question for everyone. What are you doing about your last names? If you’ve got a second to share, I would LOVE to hear what you are doing and why and how you made the decision that you did.
I’m thinking about this because we are initiating the name change process now. Although we got married last year, we didn’t make the change then. We decided that we would change it, but for reasons related primarily to career timing, we decided to wait until we got closer to baby time. If we had not made the decision to have a baby, I’m not sure what we would do about names.
We’ve decided that the whole family (me, her and however many kids we have) will have my last name as a middle name and her last name as a last name. We’re not going the hyphenation route bc it just seems like a mouthful and with this arrangement we get what we all want – a family name that we all share and my name in there somewhere. It works for us and I’m excited about it. AND….. it means that we only have to agree on a first name for the baby.
So, the question is – What are you doing?