30 Rocks lead funnyman Alec Baldwin married his love Hilaria Thomas this Saturday after a brief three month engagement. The 28-year-old yoga instructor wed Baldwin, who is 26 years her senior, in New York City. But age is just a number for these two, and Thomas will happily take Baldwinâs name. A source tells People, â[They] were married at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York City with family and friends sharing in the joy of the occasion,” one of those friends being Baldwinâs costar Tina Fey. The newlyweds had been dating for nearly a year before the big âI doâsâ and Baldwin has said that Thomas is âvery importantâ to him.
How do you decide whether to take your husbandâs name after marriage?
Youâve lived with your last name your entire life, so it might be time to move forward and change it for you and your partnersâ sake. Here are some ways to know that taking your husbandâs name after marriage is the right decision:
Itâs your own decision: The pressure from your husband, the new in-laws and everyone around you can be too much to bear. If you want to take your husbandâs name, it should be because you believe itâs a symbol of your commitment, not because you feel obligated due to pressure from everyone else.
It wonât offend your birth family: Some family names hold heavier history and meaning than others, so taking your new husbandâs name can cause controversy. If this is not the case, there is no reason you shouldnât take your husbandâs last name. You can even hyphenate if you feel uncomfortable abandoning your maiden name.
There is no reason not to: If you do not want to take your husbandâs last name because your signature doesnât look as good as your maiden name did, think again. Not taking your husbandâs name for petty reasons can cause him to question your love and commitment.
How did you decide you were going to take your husbandâs name? Tell us below.