My fiance and I are doing something that I think is pretty cool: He's Beeson and I'm Durango, and after we're married in October, we'll *both* be Durango-Beeson.
And that's where I bring a question to the typophiles.
Personally, I have something against the hyphen. Not always. And often, I love what it can do. But in this context I really just *don't* like it.
It's been pointed out to us, though, that not hyphenating our name might confuse some people. "Is Durango your middle name?" Would it be ignored altogether?
Lindsay Durango Beeson
Patrick Durango Beeson
I feel like there's a simple elegance to it.
But I'd like to ask you typophiles: is the hyphen interceding where it absolutely must intercede? Or do you think that, in the world today, people could simply come to understand that Durango Beeson is meant as a surname?
Many thanks for your time,
Lindsay Durango (Beeson!)