Vanessa Minnillo is no more.Â The 31-year-old, who married Nick Lachey in July, has officially changed her name to Vanessa Lachey, reports E! Online.Â Lachey took to Twitter to break the news, tweeting, â€śSo. Â I’m making it official, and I LOVE my new name! Â @VanessaLachey has a nice ring to it.”
What are some things to consider before changing your last name after marriage?
Though taking your husbandâ€™s name used to be expected, more and more women are now choosing to keep their maiden names.Â Here are a few things to consider before making your decision:
1. The repercussions: Having a different last name than your partner can be troublesome. Â Organizing financial documents, insurance papers, and other investments are often easier when you and your spouse have the same last name.
2. Your partnerâ€™s feelings: If your partner wishes for you to take his name, you should take his feelings into consideration.Â However, make sure his wishes are only a small factor, not the deciding factor.
3. Your preference: Donâ€™t let societyâ€™s expectations overrule your personal preference. Â Itâ€™s your name, and ultimately, itâ€™s your choice.
Did you take your husband’s name after marriage?Â Feel free to share your feelings on the subject in a comment below.