I’m getting married this September and am still on the fence about changing my last name. Based on traditions in the States, it's "normal" to change last names and I would never think twice about it; however, from my fiancé’s cultural standpoint, when getting married they do not change their last names. Rather they keep their birth name, consisting of two last names at birth (mothers last name and fathers last name — ie: Jonathan Smith Jones, no hyphen).
Both his parents and siblings find it incredibly odd if I were to take his name. My fiancé doesn't care, and is only urging me not to in order to save the headaches/money for having to go through the name change process (which is not super helpful lol).
Any one else run into a similar, cultural name change conundrum? Any advice as to why you did or did not change you last name? Help!!