Why my husband chose to take my surname, despite our family being taken aback

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People still have mixed views about this and it’s so funny to see people’s reaction when I tell them. Most of them probably think it was my idea because I have a strong and domineering personality, but it definitely wasn’t my idea.

We are not a traditional family and the theme of our relationship has always been changing the narrative and staying in our own lane.

When we were engaged we had a conversation about me having a double barrel surname, but I always knew that I wasn’t going to drop my last name and my husband never disputed it.

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