Because I didn't see the last one in time. And since I am fairly conservative about this issue, I see no reason to be confrontational. When I get married on Aug. 6, I will take my husbands' last name. Because that is the traditional way it has always been done. I harbor no false pride about this issue. I will be proud and honored to change my last name. Just as my sister did, and my mom did before us. The Bible states that, at marriage "you leave your father's house and cleave unto your husband." I plan to do this. I can see the other side, though. When my cousin David married his wife, she was already a successful, well-known architect. She kept her maiden name, so everyone would know her. It had nothing to do with pride or family lineage. It was business. They are both conservative Christians, by the way.