We did it! I have no positive feelings for hyphenated names. I have one last name, which I had no need to keep. DP has a rather ethnic name that I didn't want to take on, nor did she feel the need to pass on. We came up with a nice common last name for our 3 children b/c we wanted them to all have something simple and common to offset the uncommon first names we've chosen. We chose it, as a friend of our's says, out of the clear blue sky. We wanted something that wasn't too ethnic, like my dp's or at the end of the alphabet, like mine. We chose...Evans.
It is also our married name, but we never went to the court house and changed it legally.
Non Practicing Midwife, going back to school! Mamma to my 3 loves, living each day to the fullest.