I know there is a thread asking about changing your maiden name to your husband's name, keeping it, etc. I read it and got some good points of view. But my question is: I got married a few months ago and have kept my name but part of me really wants to take my husband's name, but I'm slightly uncomfortable changing my name. It feels weird to write a new name. The best advice I've gotten is to keep my last name and move it to middle name (convenient since I don't have a middle name) and take his name. My friend also said since I'm about to get my master's degree I should start my career with the new name, etc. I know that in the future it would be weird for me to have a different name than my kids. Soooo, is it normal to feel weird/ambivalent about changing my name? Does this feeling go away? Does this mean maybe I shouldn't change it if I feel conflicted about it?