YOU ARE THE ADVICE COLUMNIST: Should I Worry That Me And My Boyfriend Have The Same Last Name?

Help a girl put these irrational fears to rest once and for all!

Oct 18, 2013 at 6:30pm | Leave a comment

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Here's the deal: i've been talking to/seeing this guy...plot twist we have the same last name.
I've never met someone outside my family before with the same name so i was a little weirded out at first. i've gotten to know him better - he's great! - and i'm sure we're not related because 1) i'd know, my big extended family gathers together for the holidays and 2) our families do not have the same origin point geographically. in fact, our last name happens to be a dime a dozen in the original country!
And yet, every time he leans in i have that nagging thought in the back of my head going, "what if we really are kissing cousins?!"
Eugh!
Help a girl put these irrational fears to rest once and for all please (i can't tell you how much it kills the mood whenever i think about it) and tell me what i should do! 
So...what do you think about this? Too risky? Totally not a big deal? Let her know in the comments below! 
 
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