Today I received approval that my name has been changed.
I am now officially Belinda Hay! I have the same name as my partner and both my babies (when he arrives).
Since it’s still illegal to marry in Australia (so sad) we had to go about it this way but at least we appear to be a family unit now.
My previous name was my fathers and while I know of him and see him once every several years I never felt a connection to the name. Today when I received this I actually cried. Our babies and I are finally the same as their mumma. We are all a Hay now!