Honestly, I am having a very difficult time with the thought of losing my last name. I have had my last name for 27 years! Its a part of me! It holds my past...my roots...its ME! I didn't realize how emotional this would be. The Fiance is going traditional on this subject. It is definitely a touchy subject at this point. I have even asked him to consider changing his last name! Something tells me that won't be happening! :)
What part of the name change is bothering me so much? I have put tons of thought into this and I think I'm very proud of my family and the bond we have. I am proud to say I am a Stefan. Can many people say that? Yes, that was my past..this is my future with the man I love. Should I feel proud to take his name and disregard my feelings? Maybe hyphenate...but wow that would be a long name!
After perusing other blogs...I found some comfort in knowing I was not the only one who felt like this! Miss Hydrangea and Miss Cheese from the Weddingbee share the same feelings. It's like finding a support group from the local yellow pages! Does anyone have any suggestions?
I did find this website for changing your name...it's suppose to make the process a lot easier. Well, I have about 7 months to go....7 more months to ponder... and I leave you with a gorgeous picture! Jennifer Skog is one talented photographer!