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