Hello brides past and present,
How did you decide on whether to keep, change, or hyphenate your last name(s)? We're getting married next summer, and I'm trying to decide what to do about my surname — whether to take his or to hyphenate ours.
The challenge is that my fiancé is Brazilian, which means he has two last names. In a perfect world, I'd love to be Ms. Blackledge-Farinha Luz, though it's perhaps impractical in reality. Following Portuguese convention, I'd be Blackledge Luz, though North American convention would have me as Blackledge-Farinha Luz (or simply keeping mine, or taking his). The challenge is that if we have kids, we'd (both) like to have the same last name as them.
I'm curious to hear (er, read) from other brides dealing with more than 2 last names, what have you done? Is there a perfect compromise for folks with multiple last names? Many thanks in advance!