After five years and four children, Brooke Burke and David Charvet were able to keep their St.Burt’s wedding a secret.   Now, Burke is proud to say that she is Brooke Charvet!   The Dancing With The Stars host said that her new name will debut on the show.   Brooke told People what others thought of her taking David’s last name.  She said, “It’s been 50-50 from everybody, but I’m doing it!”

What are some reasons to take your new husband’s last name as your own?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting hitched means you’ve found the love of your life, but sometimes it can mean losing who you are in the process. Taking your husband’s last name can feel like you’re erasing part of yourself. Here are some things to consider:

1. You won’t lose who you are: Changing your name will not take away the accomplishments you achieved under your maiden name. Think of the change as a new chapter in your life.

2. The name game: When you decide to have children, it will keep confusion to a minimum.

3. Your hubby will thank you: Traditional men often like to build their families as a unit.  They want their children and their wives to carry the same last name as a courtesy.  Plus, if you change your name, he owes you some chores around the house!

How do you feel about taking your husband’s last name? Share your thoughts below.