I am by no means ashamed of who I am today. I love the person that I have become and maybe that sounds conceded, but in this day and age being able to be happy with yourself is so hard to do. I personally would not consider changing my given legal name. I am completely happy with it. I find the act of changing your given legal name strange because it was the name that you were born with and it is the name that people have called you since you were born. I know that there are some incidences in which a person would want to change their name, but I myself have never been put into a position to want to do that. When it comes to language, I just like the idea that people know my name and that is good enough for me. If I ever married, would I change my name to my spouse’s last name or consider a hyphenation added to mine? I personally do not think so just because I am so used to the concept of a woman changing her last name to her spouses. However, that does not mean I believe that the woman I marry would be required to change her last name. If she is willing to do that I would be happy, but I would also be happy with a hyphenation or if she did not change it at all. I am not a picky person like that. Only when it comes to food.