Friday, July 27, 2007

I'm the Hyphenator

So, Diana and I were at dinner the other day and the subject of her last name changing came up. She said someone told her that they thought she would be a Hyphenator. As in, she would hyphenate her last name with mine.

Up until then I had never heard the term before and I thought it was very silly. It sounds like a crazy punctuation robot from the future has come back in time to stop Sarah Conner from becoming Sarah Conner-Douglas or something.

I had always understood the process of hyphenating your last name. I don't really understand the reasoning behind it. Is is a longing to keep your identity while journeying forth into your new life? Is it a way to save time by not having to go through all the name changing processes? Or, is it a reason to add punctuation into an otherwise hyphen free environment.?

I personally like it that my wife has my last name only. I think it has more solidarity to the marriage because we are two of the same now. It also sounds better than her last name, which had way to many syllables.

That is all,

N-E-W-T

4 Ripples in the pond:

Thomas said...

That one extra syllable would have destroyed your marriage!

Question: Would you have taken her name if she didn't want to take yours for the "solidarity to the marriage"?

Trinity said...

Of course not. I would have stayed my same name and we wouldn't have been as solid. Plus, her family is crazy so I don't need any more of that added to my last name.

Diana said...

Honey, I am glad I have your last name too! I love you (and who wants to be loveless for their entire life?)

Trinity said...

Well, Honey. I am glad you are no longer Loveless. I do that to people.