Grandma, when a boy and a girl gets married, it's the girl that takes the boys name, isn't it?
Usually, but not always.
When I get married, do I have to take the boys name?
No, you may decide to keep your own name and remain a Huerta your entire life.
Is that what you did?
No, when I got married, I didn't even realize I could do that. I changed later and went back to my other name, but I hyphenated it, so I'm sort of using both names.
My mom didn't want to do that.
No, she didn't want to keep her other name. Do I have to get married?
No, baby doll, you do not have to get married. You may remain single your entire life if you chose to do that.
Grandma, if I get married, do I have to kiss the boy at the wedding?
I don't suppose you'd have to. But I think if you're not ready to kiss him, you're not ready to get married. Maybe you'd just better wait awhile.
I shall someday remind her of this converation!