Some women are subjugated into changing their last names....it takes a strong woman to stand up for her own name...
A woman can do whatever she likes.
Some women feel like they have to follow the path of religion...and change their last name as all their peers do....subjugation.
Agreed. Some women are afraid to be themselves.
Some women can't be themselves. They just can't... Totally different from being afraid.
Probably, I can't be myself, I am a sock.
Why did you do that? For fun?
All those socks...:)
Oh.I guess. Practice my writing skills. See if I could keep the personalities separate.
I remember one, a british university professor named Erasmus B. Furmansmall that was such a success I had to DA the account, I couldn't keep up with the PMs and notifications. I thought the name would give it away but nope.
What do you mean...you couldn't keep up with the PMs and notifs? I have about 200 at any given time...without UPLoves and UPVotes...the PMs come and go....
Any of them women? Ha...I'd like to see that...
You are a hoot...
I know a few that have decided that. I always thought they did it so it was less hassle when they got divorced
My wife, Lillian did both. She took my last name for our personal lives in the traditional way and kept hers professionally. I don't see it as subjugation.
That is an excellent solution.
So she never got it changed legally. Good for her!
No, she legally added my last name but kept hers too. When we got married, in '92, it was customary for women to take the man's name. She is half Puerto Rican, so you know the deal with the long names. Like "Raphael Conchita Rodriquez El Simpatico Cologne." Big long names like that. There was never any problem.
Some do, but not me, I was glad to get rid of my last name.
It is usually the younger generations that kept their own name...altho some hyphenated...another great option.
If I marry a guy I'm not doing the last name thing. I don't plan on kids but if I did have then I'd figure it out
well why not?
Some ppl seem to think a woman should change to her husbands last name upon marriage.
Of course they can, and some do.
So your wife kept her own last name?
Nope. She took mine. (She added her last name as her middle name) Her choice.
Courts have ruled that your name is whatever you say it is. It does not have to be spellable in any particular alphabet or pronounceable in any particular language. You can go to the DMV and get your license changed with no questions asked.
US census once found a family where every member spelled the family name differently.
Why not. Who is complaining about a nonissue?
Would you change your last name for that of a woman's? Just sayin'
Sure. This is such a nonissue in today's world. Anyone can be anything, black, white, male female, his name or her name, so Orson Wells these days. Does it matter anymore -nope.
We differ on this issue. It's easy to agree...but unless push comes to shove....no one knows where you really stand.
I have "Christian" sisters - 2 of whom live in the US - with whom it means a great deal...and they pooh pooh anyone who doesn't change their name to that of the husband.
A large part of our world is Christian.
Let them do as they please, no one really cares anymore. Whether someone else takes a different name is really none of their business. Their meddling is what gives religion a bad name.