Reader Josh is getting married in a few weeks. He and his fiancé are both atheists. Her brother (also an atheist) is officiating. All the plans look to be on track.
So what’s the problem?
The only issue we have left is what to do about our last name. We are both progressive and trying to break away from some of the social and religious traditions regarding it. This is proving to be rather difficult as we don’t want to take my last name or her last name.
We have talked about hyphenating our last name but my fiancé doesn’t like that. We have also talked about combining our last names to form a new name, but I don’t really like that idea either. We are at a standstill and we are wondering if anyone has any suggestions?
I suppose they could just keep their own last names, but that’s no fun.
Are you allowed to create a new last name?
What do you think Josh should do?