Should a woman take shes husbands'last name when she get married?

@al87exa (720)
Romania
May 31, 2007 6:59am CST
I am just courious, if you are married you got your husnad name, and if you are not married you will tale his name?
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@Galena (9124)
31 May 07
only if she wants to. I won't, as I am very attached to my family name, although I may hyphen his on the end of mine (but if I do that I'd like him to do the same, really)
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@al87exa (720)
• Romania
31 May 07
sometimes is posible to keep your name and take husbands'too?
@Galena (9124)
31 May 07
yes. you put a hyphen between them. sometimes it sounds a bit pretencious, but I think it's nice way to symbolise that you are becoming part of the same thing, rather than symbolising a woman becoming part of a mans family instead of her own. obviously some names will sound silly like this, but my partner has a one syllable name, so it sounds okay.
@marciascott (25557)
• United States
31 May 07
Why wouldn't a women take her husbands name? their could be some reason, like maybe she is in Bussieness of some sort! or. I often wnder why women use two difference names. don't you?
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@al87exa (720)
• Romania
31 May 07
Maybe you right, i think that is normal after marriage a woman take shes husbands'nmae, because all family, kids too to be a real name, with same name
@KissThis (3008)
• United States
31 May 07
My fiancee and I are planning on getting married at the end of this summer. Even though tradition is that I should take his last name I will not be doing so. I will keep my maiden name. I have 3 young children that also have my maiden name. I do not think it would be right for me to have a different last name then my children so I will keep my own. I think that these days a woman has a choice and it should be decided individually basis between the couple. Some men don't mind if their wife has a different last name . While there are other men who insist on their wife having their last name. This is something the couple needs to discuss.
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@al87exa (720)
• Romania
31 May 07
You very right, when a woman have a social life, with a name , professional i mean she can keep shis name, but can take husbands name too to have all same family name, with kids too...cong, for your wedding...be happy
@paywise (500)
• Indonesia
2 Jun 07
It's not the same for all country when a girl married has got husband's name. In my country it different. It depend on a culture, for example in west sumatra a man has wife's name, and the other don't.
@rakhii (1302)
• India
31 May 07
I think there is no harm in carrying your husband's name after your marriage. I would love to carry my husband's name with my name......
@mymytri (2032)
• India
31 May 07
yeah.this is natural and i think woman would like to add her husband name.i feel it should be left for her opinion