My partner and I have been together for 6 years. We have two beautiful kids together and have an awesome relationship. Ever since our first child was born I've wanted to get married. The reasons being that we're in love, I want to feel like a complete family and I want us to all have the same surname (there are more reasons but they're the main ones). DP however, doesn't want to get married. He sees it as a religious practice (neither of us are even slightly religious) and his parents have been going through a pretty messy divorce for a few years. He has told me that he's happy for me to change my surname to his.
I'm considering doing it because I hate my current surname and we'll be buying a house soon so it would be easier to do it now rather than years down the track when I have more things to change my name on. But then I worry that it would confuse people when they find out we all have the same surname but we aren't married. I don't want to have to say "no, we aren't siblings, I just changed my name" haha.
So, what would you do?