Emma Sells, Fashion Features Writer
I have been with my boyfriend for 8 years but we're not planning to get married at any point so this is unlikely to be a decision that I have to make. However, I am very attached to my surname and it would feel very strange to change it to anything else it's a part of my identity. But I would probably change my name were we to get hitched, primarily because our daughter has his surname (very much a joint decision) and it would make things much less complicated! I'm quite glad I don't have to choose though
Claire Sibbick, Junior Sub-Editor
I'm proud of my name I'm pretty sure I'm the only one with it, at least if social networks are anything to go by. It's been mine all my life, so why should I have to change it for a man? If I ever get married, I may need to make a compromise, but in an ideal world, I won't have to.
Amy Lawrenson, Senior Beauty Writer
If I get married I wouldn't change my name. On the subject my boyfriend James asked, 'Why does the woman take the man's name? It's sexist. The same goes for the 'tradition' of the bride being given away by the father to the future husband. If you have children then it becomes a question of do you all want to have the same name? But otherwise I don't see the need.
Christina Simone, Workflow Director
I kept my maiden name when I got married. My husband did recently asked me, though, if I would change my name when we have children. I dont understand why or how changing my name to match his would make us feel more like a family but will consider this if it is very important to him.
Suzanne Sykes, Creative Director
When I got married I didn't change my name, mainly because it didn't sound right with my first name. I did toy with the double-barreled thing but it sounded such a mouthful. There's a certain amount of administration involved in the name change so you would have to be fully on board with the idea to warrant the hassle. It was just something I felt I didn't need to do. My mum insists on sending any cards and letters with my married name on though.
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Patricia Campbell, Commercial Editor
I decided to keep my name professionally, but change it privately. As a writer you trade on your name to an extent, so keeping my maiden name was an attempt to retain the sense of self that is bound up in my work. Sounds lofty, but I didn't marry until I was 31 that's almost a decade after I began my career. I joke with my husband that the decision was all to do with maintaining good SEO, but in truth I quite like the way in which it compartmentalises work and play. I'm happy and proud to use my husband's name in every other aspect of my life, and yes, if we are lucky enough to have children, they will take his name, too. It's a very personal choice and I don't think women should be judged either way.