The main reason I would consider changing my legal name is if I get married. I consider myself old fashioned and traditional when it comes to this topic. I think it is a given duty for the wife to change their last name when they get married. It is historically because the woman becomes the mans property. This sounds harsh in today’s society, but I still believe it to be true, which is why I believe in changing my last name when I get married. I also believe that biblically, two become one in marriage, and a small way of showing that is having the same last name as your spouse. For these reasons, I would not consider hyphenating my last name because it is not necessary to me.