I wouldn't change my name for anyone or anything.
But I think that people should do what they want. If you are happy changing your name, then you should change it. If it bothers you at all, you shouldn't.

ETA - When I got married the first time (1977) there were still places in the US that REQUIRED women to change their name to that of their husband. I believe that is no longer true (Hawaii was the last state that required it if I remember right).
So at least we now have the freedom to decide for ourselves.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-progress.html

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