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OPP: What's In A Name

Today’s OPP comes from Carla who joined us live:
Carla is getting married in a few months and her fiancée really wants her to change her last name to his. She says she is an only child and she just doesn’t want to lose her name. She is a very independent woman and she doesn’t want to change who she is. Carla doesn’t know what to do because neither of them wants to give in. She wants to know how to get her fiancée to understand.
Steve thinks if she wants to keep her name she should. He says we are in a place where it doesn’t matter and that he would be down to take the woman’s last name if it was cooler than his.  Slacker does kind of care. He doesn’t know if it would ruin his relationship but he feels like it kind of ruins things, like your one step out the door. Slacker says women dream about the dress and all that, while guys maybe think about just having a Mrs. with the same last name.  
I think she should just hyphenate her name. It is easy middle ground were they are both getting what they want. She is still who she has always been and that won’t change it. If I was in her shoes and it was this important to my fiancée I would change my name. You’re starting a life with this person.  
What do you think she should do?
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04/11/2012 5:24PM
OPP: What's In A Name
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