Regardless of whether you're a single mum, unmarried, or simply chose to keep your maiden name....
Do you find it a hassle? Are you judged in any way? Do your kids ask why?
I'm in two minds about reverting back to my maiden name. I've always been a traditionalist in that I wanted the same surname as my children. This is even more relevant now that I've had boys.
But....given everything exDH has put me through, and his families complete lack of support/care/contact, I despise my surname and what/who it represents. Whilst we were together nearly 10yrs, we were only married 2.5yrs when he left, so it isn't my 'identity' IYKWIM. The one and only reason I'm keeping it is for my boys.
Is love to change their surname, but exDH wouldn't agree to that. And to be fair, that may not be what the boys want one day either. So that is not an option for now.
Advice or experiences please?