Supermodel and Project Runway Grand Dame Heidi Klum has just legally become Heidi Samuel, taking husband Seal's surname... 4 years after their marriage (or as we like to call it, their "first wedding").
The taking of the groom's surname continues to be a hot topic for modern brides, and we couldn't help but wonder how waiting to change names affects the debate. Is it unromantic, in a 'waiting to be sure' kind of way, or is it incredibly romantic in a 'reaffirming my devotion in a totally unexpected way' kind of way?
There isn't a standard rule of etiquette as to when to take your husband's name, because until recent generations there practically no discussion about whether individual brides wanted to take their spouses names.
What do you think? Will you be taking your husband's name? If so, will you take it right away? Do you think the taking of the grooms name is the "right thing to do," is is it more of a personal choice? How to hyphenated last names factor in?