Did you keep maiden name

I did not keep my maiden name. I took my husbands name because I just feel like that's part of marriage and maybe that's traditional of me but I feel like it was symbolic of starting our own new family. It was bittersweet parting with my maiden name though, it was mine for my whole life and is the name my father gave me so it will always be special to me

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    I took my husbands name also. It was bittersweet for me because my dad pasted away when I was 7 and I felt like that still bonded me to him even though he was gone. But I love my husband and wanted to be Mrs.Jared Mercer and there are other things about me and my dad that'll bond us forever even if he's not here with my physically.
    About Leah Carlson
    Born: Troy, Ohio
    Current: Troy, Ohio
    Birth: December 10
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    I am Leah, a 26 year old first time mom. My daughter Holly was born March 9,2013. I am primarily a stay at home mom but also work part time as a Figure Skating Coach. My husband and I are enjoying life as new parents. SITE HOSTESS