Was Daddy mad when you got married and didn't change your name?
Nope. He considered changing his, since his last name is so common, but decided to just leave it be.
You could have combined them.
I know, but I don't like the way they sound together. We thought about that when you were born - we thought about giving you my last name, or combining them in some way, but we decided to do what people would expect so that you didn't have to explain it.
I like that my first name comes from Laura's family and my middle name is from your family and my last name is from Daddy's family. Something from everywhere.
When I get married, I'm going to change my name. I want to have the same name as my husband.
Well, maybe he'll change his.
Or maybe we'll make up a new one. But I want to feel like part of his family.