Per Filipino 'tradition,' my mother made my middle name her maiden name, then gave me my father's last name. After doing all this marriage license crap, I realized I'm gonna have to 'pick a name' and I'm finding it difficult to drop my middle name and/or my last name because they're both pieces of the people who brought me into this world.. but I also don't want to have a long, ass freakin' name by keeping it all and adding my fiance's last name.
I can either lose my original middle name and make my father's last name my new middle name, then take my fiance's new name, I can keep my original middle name, lose my father's last name, and take my fiance's last name.. or I can just keep my name the way it is an add my fiancés last name to the very end of it. Maybe I should just lose my maiden and original last name all together? Ultimately, I'm taking my fiance's name regardless. Just not sure what to do about my middle name and maiden names.
What do you guys plan to do or what did you do as far as name changing went?