I shouldn't be, though. I never intended to change my last name. I was born with this name, I'm proud of it, and I see no reason why marriage should change that. Yeah, it might be difficult for people who are unfamiliar with it to pronounce when they see it written, and it's been slaughtered in numerous ways, but it's mine and it always has been.
But Mr. Spaniel really wants me to. I've joked with him that I'll change my name if he changes his, or that I'll hyphenate if he does, but I know that it bothers him on some level, and while it bothers me that it bothers him, it also just bothers me, too. (Tricky!) It makes me a little uncomfortable to think that I won't share a name with my family. (I don't want to hyphenate any kids' names because both of our last names are long and it would be annoying.)
So the conflict here is: I don't really want to change my last name, but he really wants me to, so now I kind of want to. But I kind of feel a little bit of feminist resentment about it. And I'm not sure what I'm going to do now.