Cupid's Pulse Article: Lauren Bush and David Lauren Are EngagedCupid's Pulse Article: Lauren Bush and David Lauren Are Engaged

Another high-profile engagement was announced this week, reports  David Lauren, son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren, proposed to Lauren Bush, niece of the former president, last Friday.  David Lauren proposed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the place where the two first met six years ago.  “David told Lauren that he was taking her to see an exhibit, then got down on one knee,” explained a source.  “He had a beautiful ring ready.  It was a total surprise to her, and they are both so happy.”

What do you do if your fiancé’s last name doesn’t flow with your first name?

Cupid’s Advice:

Lauren Bush will be in a bit of a dilemma following her marriage to David Lauren.  Will she become Lauren Lauren?  Here are a few tips to help you with your name-related woes:

1. Use a nickname: If you wish to take your husband’s name, but feel uncomfortable with the sound of your new name, try using a nickname.  Try Tina Christensen instead of Christina Christensen.

2. Hyphenate: You can have the best of both worlds by keeping both your maiden name and adding on your husband’s name.  Your new last name may be on the longer side, but hyphenated names allow for much-needed compromise between you and your husband.

3. Keep your last name: There are also many women who wish to keep their maiden names.  If you identify with these women, then stand strong.  Keep your last name.  It’s your name, and nobody can force you to change it.