I'm getting married in October and the only disagreement that has come up so far is about my name. My FH wants me to change my name to his. I am really partial to my last name (there are only 6 people in the entire world with it, it's a hyphenate). It is not hyphenated because of the standard reason, though. It happened during WWII, my dad's dad's dad died in the war. His mom eventually got remarried and wanted to keep her first husbands name and her new husbands name, so she hyphenated them together. I feel like it's a big part of our family and I don't want to give it up. It's not that i don't want to be a part of my FHs family, I just like my name. I guess I don't know how to present the argument without sounding like I don't want to be part of his family. Have any of you or your wives kept the maiden name? What is your opinion on the situation?