I'm divorced. In my first marriage I hyphenated my last name, and I've kept it that way. My daughter has my ex-husband's last name, same as the second half of my last name. She lives with me full time. If I were to get married again, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't really want to change my name, and that may be a sore subject, almost a slap in the face, to SO. I'm sure he'd not be too keen on that. I wouldn't want everyone is the house to have one last name, and my daughter to be the lone one out. Am I being silly? Does something like that matter anymore in this day and age.