Most were very long, and all about feminism. About how the tradition of taking a man's last name comes from men treating women like property, and men wanted people know they "owned" that woman.
I understand where those people are coming from, kind of. Maybe that's how it was back then, but I'd like to think that we've moved forward as a society since then. I don't think we should make other women feel like they're conforming to old forms of sexism when they take their husband's last name. I don't think a woman should feel bad for taking that last name. There's nothing wrong with taking the love of your life's name. There's also nothing wrong with not doing that. To me "feminism" is about choices, it's about being able to choose what's best for you. And I chose to keep my last name. For much simpler reasons.
I wanted my last name. When I decided to keep my last name, the last name was ending with me. Now, however, I do have an adorable nephew :) But like I said, once my mind is made up, it's made up. I'm not really a traditional person, I mean my wedding ring stone is amethyst, not a diamond. I like my last name, and it really is a part of who I am, so I kept it. With that said however, I do not get offended when someone addresses me as Mrs. Ross, not at all. Some of the posts I've read complain about it, it doesn't bother me. Because really, I am Mrs. Ross, and Mr. Ross is my husband. Even if legally, my last name is still, my last name. Socially, I hyphenate my name, but I'm really easy going with whatever people call me. I like to pick my battles in life, and this isn't one that's worth it to me. I feel like to keep or not to keep the last name has turned into a big debate with some people, and I don't think it should be. I think every woman should do what she wants, and love their decision. To each their own right?