When Dav and I got married and moved to UK, it didnt occur to me how significant it is to carry his last name. Just because we don’t have the same surname, stranger we met just naturally assumed we’re not married.
Then came a period where I refused to change my name due to the hassle and my pride to keep my family’s surname. Although it is very common to do so in the UK, I didnt see a need for me to do it. There was a lot of discussion held between Dav & I. He thinks that it is necessary to change my name but I don’t. Plus it is not common at all in Malaysia, so why do it? Stephanie is not even my official name!
Last week, while on a business trip, suddenly I felt the need to be part of his family by carrying his family name. So I took baby steps … I changed my Facebook name to Stephanie Ngoi-Seow. Nobody noticed it except for Dav. When he asked, I said I wanted to try it out. 🙂
How do like my new name?