Who *am* I?
Okay. Now for the big dilemma.
I am a feminist. Not a radical feminist, but I believe in individuality for women, I believe in independence, both financial and emotional. So I need to know...
After you married, did you change your name?
I am struggling with this one. My license says one thing, my passport another. Sometimes I am hyphenated, other times I am not.
If I call to book an appointment with the dentist, for example, I don't know "who" I am. Perhaps I am filed under Julia Married Name... No? Okay, try Julia Maiden Name. Okay. How about Julia Hyphenated Maiden-Married Name. Arggghhhh.
I have a huge identity crisis and I would love to hear others' thoughts on the issue. Is it an issue? Did you take your husband's name? Do you think that you give something up by taking their name? Do you feel it is important that your kids have the same name as yourself?
I am of the mindset that I either keep my "maiden name" which is in actuality my father's name or go by my "married name" which is my husband's name. What's the difference? They're both men's surnames, right?
Dying to hear the popular vote on this one!