South Indian last names suck. Firstly because there is no concept of last names. Secondly, well, I can't think of anything. So drop that. So what we (huh!) modern South Indians do is use the husband / dad's second given name as our surname (though it sounds like a perfect first name).
I have always been scared of marrying someone with a horrible second given name which would ruin it all for me. Imagine! Mrs. Sharon Selladurai... Mrs. Sharon Jeyasekaran... Ew!
Is there some way I can keep this nightmare from coming to pass? Absolutely! There's this guy at my workplace, karthikeyan. And guess how he tells people to call him? No, not Karthik. Not even Karthi. It is 'Ke-yaan'. Yeah, the same way you would say K'Naan's name. Well, if Karthikeyan could change his horrible name to something as cool as that, Bring it on, folks!!
So what if I marry Thomas Arockiaraj?
This could well be a sentence I would hear often :
Oh Hello there, Mrs. Ockiar.
Or if it is one Sanjeev Duraisingh?
My son's teacher might just call out 'Leo Ben-Aising'.
Whoa! With such swell last names, I could even tell people my husband's great grandfather was on Schindler's list!
Way to go, self.. Way to go!
P.S : Do you think I am shallow? Then, either you have a cool last name already or you have such bad taste.