Should I use a family name if I'm not close to my family?

I’ve never been close to any of my family on both sides, but I’m really into history and genetics and have been researching my family tree lately. I keep finding all these great names…[name]Monroe[/name], [name]Lewis[/name], [name]Howell[/name], [name]James[/name]… and I just don’t know if I should use one or not. Or should I just use names I love and forget family ties?

If you love a name and you’re comfortable using it, I think you should go for it! :slight_smile:

Good luck!