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.A married name is the family name adopted by a person upon marriage.^ Mother's family name changes after marriage.
  • What is the meaning of mother's maiden name? 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.eduqna.com [Source type: General]

^ Name Change upon Marriage .
  • Name Change upon Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.deedpoll.com [Source type: General]
  • Name Change upon Separation 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.deedpoll.com [Source type: General]

^ A woman's family name before she is married.
  • What is the meaning of mother's maiden name? 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.eduqna.com [Source type: General]

.In many cultures it is common practice for a person to assume the family name of his or her spouse, this new name typically replaces the maiden name.^ Many kept their maiden names as their legal names.
  • Married Or Maiden, One Name Is Enough - Forbes.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.forbes.com [Source type: General]

^ Standard practice in family history is to show the women by their maiden name.
  • Suggestion for USERS of Geni-maiden name in maiden name field « Geni Forum 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forum.geni.com [Source type: General]

^ Wanted to have a family name with my new family.
  • UrbanBaby - Did you keep your maiden name? Why/why n... - Talk 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC newyork.urbanbaby.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The term "maiden name" is only rarely applied in the traditionally rarer changes of family name by men, or by either sex other than in connection with marriage.^ Maiden name only Married name Hyphenated name .

^ The other one's maiden name was "Langreth" .

^ Change of name after marriage .

.Nevertheless, the French and English-adopted term "née" (pronounced /ˈneɪ̯/ ("nay") in English, [ˈne] in French), meaning "born," can be applied to a woman's family-name at birth that has been replaced for any reason.^ When a man and a woman get married, one has to go onto the "koseki" of the other, and their name automatically changes to that of the family register.
  • Attachment Parenting Blog: "Japanese "Gender Equality" minister opposes maiden names?" 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.apparenting.com [Source type: General]

^ A lot of cultures do not take away a woman's birth name when she marries.
  • Marriage and Name Change 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC userpages.umbc.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Boris z Potomaku means Boris from Potomac , Sandra z Zimmermanow , or Sandra z domu Zimmermanow means Sandra from the family of Zimmerman or Sandra from the house of the Zimmermans ; expression z malzonki jego Malki in birth records means to his wife Malka , e.t.c..
  • Russian Archival Research 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.bfcollection.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The French masculine inflection corresponding to née is ""; while less readily recognized by non-French-speakers, it is likewise applied to family names changed for any reason.^ Mother's family name changes after marriage.
  • What is the meaning of mother's maiden name? 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.eduqna.com [Source type: General]

^ Persons applying for changes of his or her legal name where: .
  • Yukon Health & Social Services - Change of Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.hss.gov.yk.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Often there is a publication requirement, which means that you have to publish a notice in the local newspaper of record which states your existing name and that you have applied to change your existing name to a new name.
  • Overview of Name Change Law 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mylawyer.com [Source type: Original source]

[1] (The diacritics are sometimes omitted.)
.The term "birth name" is sometimes used specifically as a gender-neutral (or male only) substitute for "maiden name", but it is also applied to mean the family name of the mother of a child adopted at birth, and is thus likely to be used with more flexibility than the loan-words née and , accepting it even when the name being referred to was acquired by adoption (at or long after birth), or made in connection with a change of nationality, or changed in any of the variety of other, rarer circumstances.^ Maiden name only Married name Hyphenated name .

^ Using Maiden name ( a madar) .
  • http://parents.berkeley.edu/madar-pedar/maiden.html 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Do not use the mother's maiden name for security purposes.
  • Hispanic Last Names: Why Two of Them? | Dr. Manuel A. Perez-Quinones 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC perez.cs.vt.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Another distinction is that while "birth name" can refer to either a family name, a full name, or presumably a given name considered in isolation, née or is considered correct only when immediately preceded by the new family name and immediately followed by the old: e.g.^ Consider the following family: .
  • The Power of Extracts 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A birth name is the complete name given to him at birth.
  • Names [Archive] - Englishpage.com Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.englishpage.com [Source type: General]

^ The birth name is changed and the birth certificate is changed to the new name.
  • Yukon Health & Social Services - Change of Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.hss.gov.yk.ca [Source type: Original source]

."Margaret Hilda Thatcher née Roberts". The maiden name can also be expressed parenthetically, e.g.^ WHAT was the maiden name of his wife MARGARET? Capt.

^ Maiden name, Margaret Creek, restored.

^ Maiden name, Margaret A. Halbrook, restored.

"Margaret Hilda (Roberts) Thatcher"[citation needed].
.Normally, a name change requires a legal procedure;[citation needed] however in some jurisdictions anyone who either marries or divorces may change their name if he or she wishes.^ Either spouse may, if they wish, use their maiden name for legal purposes (e.g.
  • Legal Information About Getting Married in Alberta 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.slsedmonton.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I were to ever get married again, I would change names again.
  • Am I keeping Tara Anderson? | Tall Tara 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC talltara.com [Source type: General]

^ I changed my name, but after a while I wished I hadn't.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]

.Traditionally in the Anglophone West, only women do so, but sometimes men as well change their last names upon marriage.^ Sometimes marriages are indexed only by groom.
  • The Power of Extracts 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I changed my last name with every marriage and, if, I ever get married again, I'll change it then.
  • question about maiden name? (wife, marry, guy, separate) - Relationships - Dating, marriage, boyfriends, girlfriends, men, women, friends, attraction ... - Page 2 - City-Data Forum 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What do you think about a woman changing her last name upon marriage?
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

[2]

Contents

Customs relating to maiden names in marriages

.In various cultures in this article, traditionally a woman inherits her surname or birth name from her father and changes it to match her husband's surname (which he inherited from his father).^ A lot of cultures do not take away a woman's birth name when she marries.
  • Marriage and Name Change 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC userpages.umbc.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Many variations exist across cultures on how a woman changes her name on marriage.
  • eogen - Maiden Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.eogen.com [Source type: Reference]

^ A maiden name is the name a woman has before getting married, specifically if she changes her name to match her husband's.
  • Names [Archive] - Englishpage.com Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.englishpage.com [Source type: General]

.This name change custom has been criticized for a number of reasons.^ April 27, 2009 9:56 PM [ 0 + "The name change custom has been criticized for a number of reasons.
  • Being a Rapp: Marraige, Names & Feminism - Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reasons Women Resist Changing your name is never easy; you must get a new driver's license, passport, and credit cards.
  • Married or Maiden Name? The Last Name Debate for the Modern Woman by Cori Russell Elegala.com - Elegant Galas Made Simple 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC searchwarp.com [Source type: General]

^ Japanese women's rights activists argue for an alternate surname system both for equity reasons and due to professional inconveniences that occur when one's name changes.
  • Feminist Wire Daily Newsbriefs: U.S. and Global News Coverage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msmagazine.com [Source type: News]

[3][4][5] .It can be construed as meaning the woman's father and then husband had control over her, and it means that lines of male descent (patrilineality) are seen as primary—that a child has no inherited name tying him or her to female ancestors (matrilineality).^ Alisa - russian female (woman) name .
  • More than a third of single women plan to keep their maiden name when they get married and seven per cent of married women refuse to take their husband's name. 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.chanceforlove.com [Source type: General]
  • RUSSIAN BRIDES - Use your own logic 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.chanceforlove.net [Source type: General]

^ I have no idea what the name means though.
  • What does your last name mean? ... | Brides.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.brides.com [Source type: General]

^ I have no ties to a name that was not mine to begin with.
  • Ladies, will you change your last name after marriage? - Page 2 | Women in Healthcare | Student Doctor Network 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.studentdoctor.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[4] .Moreover, it means that women have no matrilineal surnames of their own, but only "place-markers" indicating their relationship to men.^ It is no longer a requirement for a woman to have the same surname as her husband and more British women feel that their personal identity does not have to be connected to their husband’s.
  • Mesh and match - TrendUK - British Council - Indonesia 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.britishcouncil.org [Source type: General]

^ If a surname is so important to men, why should it not be equally important to women?
  • http://www.chicagodefender.com/blog-251-married-women-and-their-last-names.html 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.chicagodefender.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't in any way think it means he owns me in any fashion, and I have no particular attachment to my own last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

[4] However, for a further treatment of matrilineal surnames, see Matrilineality's Matrilineal surname section.
.In the remainder of this article birth name, family name, surname, married name and maiden name always are patrilineal surnames unless explicitly stated to be matrilineal surnames.^ Maiden name only Married name Hyphenated name .

^ I kept my maiden name when I got married.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ If the student is married include the married name after their maiden name.
  • Married Name Change in Arkansas at The Unofficial DMV Guide 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC search.dmv.org [Source type: General]

English-speaking world

Use husband's family name

.Historically, a woman in England would assume her new husband's family name (or surname) after marriage, and this remains common practice in the United Kingdom today as well as in common law countries and countries where English is spoken, including Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Gibraltar, Falkland Islands, Ireland, India, the English-speaking provinces of Canada, and the United States.^ The program does not assume that the evidence for the marriage is evidence that the woman used her husband's surname after the marriage.
  • Add Married Names - TMG Utility 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.johncardinal.com [Source type: General]

^ Mother's family name changes after marriage.
  • What is the meaning of mother's maiden name? 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.eduqna.com [Source type: General]

^ Wanted to have a family name with my new family.
  • UrbanBaby - Did you keep your maiden name? Why/why n... - Talk 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC newyork.urbanbaby.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An exception to this would be in Scotland, where until the 20th century married women kept their maiden name, however today the practice of changing to the husband's family name is the norm.^ Maiden name only Married name Hyphenated name .

^ We were getting married therefor I would change my name.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Changing my last name if I ever get married.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

[6] .Usually, the children of the marriage are then given their father's surname.^ And why do the children usually have the father’s name?
  • She Won’t Change Her Last Name « Power to Change 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC powertochange.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When both couples add each other's surname, in hyphenation, any children will be better identified as belonging to each parent, instead of only to the father.
  • How to Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: General]

^ A recent law, isntead, has given families the options of giving their children either or both the father’s and the motehr0s name, if both are to be given, I think that they have to be in alphabetic order.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some families have a custom of using the mother's maiden name as a middle name for one of the children—Franklin Delano Roosevelt received his middle name in this way.^ PM Can you use the maiden name?
  • Can you use the maiden name? - Bankers Online 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.bankersonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Using Maiden name ( a madar) .
  • http://parents.berkeley.edu/madar-pedar/maiden.html 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC parents.berkeley.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Do not use the mother's maiden name for security purposes.
  • Hispanic Last Names: Why Two of Them? | Dr. Manuel A. Perez-Quinones 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC perez.cs.vt.edu [Source type: Original source]

Use birth name

.Persons who keep their own surname after marriage do so for a number of reasons.^ Quite a lot, it would seem, judging by the number of women who in recent years have decided not to adopt the name of their new husband, but rather to keep their original surname.
  • South Africa | wedding guide | Cape Town | Die Burger | What�s in a name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.celebrationhouse.co.za [Source type: General]

^ In a recent research project, I obtained an obituary from 1979 in which I learned the maiden names of the deceased persons wife, and learned that he had two daughters who were married, each with their own children.
  • Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: The Security of Your Mother's Maiden Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blog.eogn.com [Source type: General]

^ The latest is Roseanne, formerly Barr, who took on husband Tom Arnold's name, but following the marriage break-up has decided to give up on surnames altogether.
  • What's in a name? Quite a lot actually: Changing your maiden name is traumatic - and the politically correct simply don't bother. Hester Lacey (nee Matthewman) reports - Life & Style - The Independent 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Objection to the inequality of the tradition is one such reason;[4] another is that changing surnames may create an offensive or embarrassing name combination; others simply prefer their own surname to that of their spouse's family; and some people dislike undergoing the difficulties and expenses required in a legal name change.^ Marriage is one situation where people may change their names Many women start using their spouse’s surname.
  • Changing Your Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cba.org [Source type: General]

^ Tags: knoxville , legal , name change .
  • Name Change on Weddingbee 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.weddingbee.com [Source type: General]

^ Do I have to change all of our names to some new family name to be a real family?
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For many, the decision whether to keep or change their birth name is a difficult one.^ The decision whether to change their name when they marry is a personal issue for many women.
  • American Observer » What’s in a name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC americanobserver.net [Source type: News]

^ Each partner keeps his or her own birth name.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Will you change your name or keep it?
  • Explanations come with keeping your maiden name | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC hamptonroads.com [Source type: General]

[7] .This process is expedited for newly married persons in that their marriage certificate in combination with identification using their married name is usually accepted as evidence of the change, due to the widespread custom, but the process still requires approaching every contact who uses the old name and asking them to use the new.^ Changing my last name if I ever get married.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ Married names, like the institution of marriage itself, are not what they used to be.

^ I were to ever get married again, I would change names again.
  • Am I keeping Tara Anderson? | Tall Tara 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC talltara.com [Source type: General]

.Unless the statutes where the marriage occurred specify that a name change may occur at marriage (in which case the marriage certificate indicates the new name), the courts have officially recognized that such a change is a result of the common law right of a person (man, woman, and sometimes child) to change their name.^ Personalized Name change letters .
  • Marriage Name Change - Personalized Easy Name Change Kit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.easynamechange.ca [Source type: General]
  • What Are My Married Name Options?: Easy Name Change Canada 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.easynamechange.ca [Source type: General]

^ So, basically, a woman's changing her name signifies her submission to the man.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ Name Change upon Marriage .
  • Name Change upon Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.deedpoll.com [Source type: General]
  • Name Change upon Separation 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.deedpoll.com [Source type: General]

.Men, however, encounter more difficulties in changing their last names.^ Changing my last name if I ever get married.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ No, will not change the last name legally.
  • [Spotted On] Will you take (have you taken) your husband's last name or are you hyphenating and WHY? « AlumniRoundup.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC alumniroundup.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Surely, he could change his last name too?
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

[8] .There were some early cases which held that under the common law, a woman was required (in the U.S.) to take her husband's name,[9] but newer cases overturned those.^ Who says a woman HAS to take her husbands last name?
  • The Bold and the Beautiful Community Message Board - CBS.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cbs.com [Source type: General]

^ Chinese women do not take their husband's name.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ OR take your husband's name.
  • Did you change your last name when you got married? - Page 10 - The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.disboards.com [Source type: General]

[10]
.The American suffragist and abolitionist Lucy Stone (1818–1893), made a national issue of the right to keep one's own surname as part of her efforts for women's rights in the U.S. Women who choose not to use their husbands' surnames have been called "Lucy Stoners" ever since.^ Women: Taking your husband's surname .
  • Changing Your Name On Marriage Options | UK Deed Poll 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.ukdp.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ What if I decide to use my husbands surname?

^ Not all married women use their husband's surname after marriage.
  • Yahoo! Canada Answers - Does a woman sign her maiden or married name on her wedding certificate? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ca.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.A person retaining her surname after marriage may encounter difficulties with having people correctly use her name.^ Either name may be used first.
  • Emily Post Institute—Forms of Address 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.emilypost.com [Source type: General]

^ Do not use initials in people's names.
  • Calligraphy by Joy Calligraphy Services Hand Written Invitations 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.calligraphybyjoy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It may be weird at first, but people get used to the new name eventually.
  • Wedding Etiquette Message Board - Wedding Etiquette Community - Wedding Etiquette Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.weddingchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Many people who know of the marriage will simply assume that she has the same surname as her spouse and will use that name to introduce and address her.^ Marriage is one situation where people may change their names Many women start using their spouse’s surname.
  • Changing Your Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cba.org [Source type: General]

^ The people who know and love me first knew me by that name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How many people do you know named "Sanchez"?
  • FARK.com: (4752011) The DMV is destroying the hearts and minds of married women who've changed their names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

.Alternatively, people who are aware that a couple have different surnames may not realise that they are married.^ Siblings may have acquired different surnames.
  • The Power of Extracts 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Marriage is one situation where people may change their names Many women start using their spouse’s surname.
  • Changing Your Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cba.org [Source type: General]

^ Indigenous names include Macapagal (the surname of the current President before she was married), but they are few in number, since the Spanish were methodical in wiping out indigenous languages and names.
  • Names And Naming Structures 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.asawa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some people retain use of their own surname for particular situations, and use their spouse's surname in others.^ Marriage is one situation where people may change their names Many women start using their spouse’s surname.
  • Changing Your Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cba.org [Source type: General]

^ Consequently, some families, or even just certain branches of families, reverted to their prior surnames from the Austrian mandate, while others took on new identities.
  • Alternate Surnames in Russian Poland 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ McCallister's McAlisters (and some other good families) Steve’s Blog Narratives Surnames Photos Links Guest Book Contact Me « HOME .
  • McCallister's McAlisters (and some other good families) 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.stephenmccallister.com [Source type: General]

.This is particularly common among people who have a professional career in which advancement depends on work associated with their name, such as an academic career.^ In seriousness, I don’t care what people do with their names.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But who cares what annoying people say!
  • Did you change your name? - Page 3 - A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.atozteacherstuff.com [Source type: General]

^ It is very common to have women keep their maiden name professionally but in certain social situations (perhaps school interviews ;), to allow themselves to be introduced as Mr. Mrs.
  • UrbanBaby - Did you keep your maiden name? Why/why n... - Talk 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC newyork.urbanbaby.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These people do not want to risk having their pre-marriage work no longer associated with them and may use their birth name as their surname in professional dealings but use their spouse's surname in social contexts.^ But it may also be that the maiden name is no longer a fraught political issue.
  • The state of the maiden name. - By Katie Roiphe - Slate Magazine 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.slate.com [Source type: General]

^ I am sad I no longer have MY name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage is one situation where people may change their names Many women start using their spouse’s surname.
  • Changing Your Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cba.org [Source type: General]

.Many people, celebrities in particular, are so associated with their birth name in the public that they continue to use it professionally even if they have changed it legally.^ Legally they have 2 unhyphenated last names.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I doubt many people would agree that they would easily change their first name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tags: knoxville , legal , name change .
  • Name Change on Weddingbee 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.weddingbee.com [Source type: General]

.A notable exception is the Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Tweedy, who changed her name to Cheryl Cole upon her marriage to Premier League footballer Ashley Cole.^ I didn't change my name in marriage.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ In Korea Korean women do not change their names upon marriage.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ Name Change upon Marriage .
  • Name Change upon Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.deedpoll.com [Source type: General]
  • Name Change upon Separation 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.deedpoll.com [Source type: General]

.Many registered nurses go by their birth name professionally as it is the name they were registered with at a young age, prior to marriage.^ Individually and professionally they sometimes go by their names-from-birth, sometimes by their new last names.
  • How dcc Got the "cc" - A Family History in Motion - Reform Judaism 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs.rj.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't know many of their names as I was very young when they moved on!
  • Czeching Out Our Ancestors - May 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC iarelative.com [Source type: General]

^ IL (because of the marriage license), I searched for just the name Rachel (spelled various ways) in the right age bracket.
  • Little, Ross, and related families: VA - NC - AR 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC users.hal-pc.org [Source type: General]

.March 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] On the other hand there are many countries where it is customary for people to keep their own names.^ Each partner keeps his or her own birth name.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Want to keep your own name?
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, there are other devices for naming people.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

.In Civil Law countries people keep their own names for official purposes, but what name they use for social purposes vary.^ I'd keep my name and be my own person.
  • It's all in a name | The Honolulu Advertiser | Hawaii's Newspaper 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC the.honoluluadvertiser.com [Source type: General]

^ I will keep my own name - of course!!
  • Demi Moore Officially Becomes Mrs. Kutcher | ImNotObsessed.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.imnotobsessed.com [Source type: General]

^ Married, uses husband's name socially .
  • Emily Post Institute—Forms of Address 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.emilypost.com [Source type: General]

Join both names

.It is not uncommon for women, especially in the U.S. and Canada, to combine their spouse's name with their own birth name (and it is increasingly common for men in those countries to do so, although still a rarity).^ Restoration of birth name or former name of spouse .
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Marriage is one situation where people may change their names Many women start using their spouse’s surname.
  • Changing Your Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cba.org [Source type: General]

^ And, while married women often use their maiden name as a middle name, in genealogical contexts I think it is better to put that name in parentheses to avoid anyone thinking it was a middle name from birth.
  • RootsWeb: TMG-L Re: [TMG] Names for married women 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC newsarch.rootsweb.com [Source type: Reference]

[2] .Which name is placed first reflects personal preference.^ You know, the name change thing is so personal, that I too try to just come from a place of respect for my friends about it.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ Hyphenated Surname through Marriage: A person may have a hyphenated surname placed in a passport, providing the original marriage certificate, or acceptable identification in the hyphenated name, is produced.
  • Name Change - U.S. Embassy Banjul, The Gambia 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC banjul.usembassy.gov [Source type: Reference]
  • Name Change - Embassy of the United States, Skopje Macedonia 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC macedonia.usembassy.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By keeping your maiden name in the first place, it's obvious that you have strong feelings about your identity.
  • Should I keep my maiden name? -- Problems and Solutions 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.familyandhome.org [Source type: General]

.For example, if "Hannah Kelly Watson" marries "Michael Errick", she might become "Hannah Kelly Watson-Errick" or "Hannah Kelly Errick-Watson". Sometimes both spouses will adopt the joint surname.^ We are assuming that she was married sometime between 1950 and 1957 in OK as my husband and his brother were both born there in 1957 and 1959.
  • Female Ancestors 079 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC geneasearch.com [Source type: General]

^ This situation might occur, for instance, when John Smith had been adopted by a Taylor and was known by both names.
  • Genealogy: Recording Names and Places - FamilyEducation.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC life.familyeducation.com [Source type: General]

^ Married women : a woman who marries and adopts her husband's surname should be entered under this name (you can get in the maiden name in the epithet section, no.
  • Janus: Constructing name authorities using the NCA Rules 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC janus.lib.cam.ac.uk [Source type: Reference]

.A hyphenated name would be ordered (in a phonebook or catalog, for instance) under the first letter of whichever name had been placed first.^ The children would then have the hyphenated name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ The names can be hyphenated or spaced and can be arranged in any order.
  • What Are My Married Name Options?: Easy Name Change Canada 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.easynamechange.ca [Source type: General]

^ I would have tried for a hyphenated name at the least.
  • Whose last name do your kids have? | Singlemommyhood.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.singlemommyhood.com [Source type: Original source]

.In some cases, the combined last name is not hyphenated; however both names are considered to be part of the last name (as opposed to either one being a second middle name).^ So now we both have the same middle name—Lehmann—and the same last name—Miller.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Most of my family either hyphenates my names or writes my last name.
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hyphenate my last name has both their last names,lol.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the above example, she might become "Hannah Kelly Watson Errick", where "Watson Errick" is the last name, and "Kelly" is the only middle name.^ My wife had her last name become her middle name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ Husband's Last Name); I have become used to it.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

^ Our daughters have his last name, and only one middle name each.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

.One prominent example of name joining without a hyphen is that of Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton.^ Hillary Rodham Clinton has dropped the use of her maiden name for her campaign.
  • Hillary drops her maiden name - World - BrisbaneTimes - brisbanetimes.com.au 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.brisbanetimes.com.au [Source type: News]
  • Hillary drops her maiden name - World - BrisbaneTimes - brisbanetimes.com.au 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.brisbanetimes.com.au [Source type: News]

^ I think the hyphen let's everyone know you've joined his family (name) instead of kick your own family (name) to the curb.
  • Getting Married: Keep Your Maiden Name, Hyphenate Your Maiden Name, Drop Your Maiden Name Totally? - Essence.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.essence.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When our son was born, he got both our last names, but without the hyphen (because really, why make it even more difficult on a kid?
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

Name blending

.Although less common than name joining, a growing trend is the blending of two surnames upon marriage.^ Name Change upon Marriage .
  • Name Change upon Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.deedpoll.com [Source type: General]

^ Two, she has a very very common last name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ Changing one's surname after marriage is still more common than not for women, often because they hope it will make for fewer complications in the long run, when they have children.
  • Maiden name changes at work can take time, patience - USATODAY.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

.For example, if "Jane Marie Fordham" marries "John Smith", she might become "Jane Marie Smithford". In virtually all cases of name blending, both spouses will adopt the joint surname, and this name is passed along to their children.^ So if Jane Doe marries John Smith, it would be Jane Doe of Smith legally.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

^ John becomes John Jones-Smith .
  • Letters: Should I take my husband's name? - Salon 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC letters.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ (Example, Jane Doe formerly Jane Smith) .
  • Patricia M. Clancy - Clerk of Courts 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.courtclerk.org [Source type: General]

.By example, Los Angeles, California's mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's surname was Villar until he married Corina Raigosa, at which time they fused surnames, creating Villaraigosa.^ Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa fused his birth name, Villar, with his wife’s name, Raigosa, 20 years ago.
  • What's In A Name? A Career, For One Thing - CBS News 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately my best example of this practice is the mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, who ended up cheating on his wife, the former Ms. Raigosa.
  • » Changing Your Maiden Name After Marriage 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.bargaineering.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For example, when states are figuring out how many unwed births occur, some of them, including New York and California, simply look at the parent's surnames--if they are different, the birth is considered out-of-wedlock.
  • The Choice and Power of Surnames 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

Children

.Couples who have different surnames make different choices about their children's surname(s).^ It makes no difference who paid for it.
  • Legal Information About Getting Married in Alberta 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.slsedmonton.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Make choices about their name, etc.
  • It's 2005 and I'm *still* debating...should I take his last name? - The BUST Lounge 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.bust.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When both couples add each other's surname, in hyphenation, any children will be better identified as belonging to each parent, instead of only to the father.
  • How to Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: General]

Various alternatives are used:
.
  • Most commonly, children are given the surname of one parent, usually the father's.
  • Children are given the mother's surname.
  • Female children are given the mother's surname, and male children the father's.
  • Children are arbitrarily assigned the mother's or father's surname.
  • The surname of a neutral third party is assigned to the children.
  • Children are given the hyphenated surname consisting of their mother's and father's surnames, in either order.
  • Children are given a surname formed from each parent's surname.^ The father's name is the one I was given when I was born.
    • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ None of them named for her father but one named for her mother.
    • Loftus Family Registry - Bulletin Board 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.loftusweb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And why do the children usually have the father’s name?
    • She Won’t Change Her Last Name « Power to Change 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC powertochange.com [Source type: Original source]

    For instance, the children of Jane Dice and John Klax might be surnamed Dilax.
.The hyphenated surname has the advantage of enabling the tracing back of both parental lines.^ DS has both surnames, hyphenated.
  • Last names anyone? « Single Moms Forum 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mssinglemama.com [Source type: General]

^ When both couples add each other's surname, in hyphenation, any children will be better identified as belonging to each parent, instead of only to the father.
  • How to Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: General]

^ I have had a few ceremonies where the groom has taken his wife's surname and the American fashion for hyphenating both is catching on.

.However, it requires the next generation, who have the surnames of all four grandparents, to make a decision about the surname(s) for their own children.^ How about the cons of making this decision?
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We all make bad decisions.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I started thinking about all of the women in my family who had lost their names...how difficult it is trace family lineage on the maternal side when generations of women have given up their names...

.One solution some couples have used when both parents had hyphenated last names is for the mother to contribute her mother's name and the father his father's to form a new hyphenated last name for themselves and their children (this practice is similar to Spanish and Latin American naming customs, in which children are given the father's last name followed by the mother's one as two separate surnames).^ Some of the earliest "Americans" would have had compound Spanish surnames, after all.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Name Changes & Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I hyphenate my last name has both their last names,lol.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Partly, this is because he is a divorced father of two, and both kids have his last name.
  • Did You Take Your Husband's Name? | Momversation 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.momversation.com [Source type: General]

.In the United States, some states or areas have laws that restrict what surname a child may have.^ Happily, though, most states do not have laws dictating the child's surname.
  • The Choice and Power of Surnames 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ California and some 40 other U.S. states have no place on the marriage license application or drivers license for the groom to choose the bride's surname.
  • Jezebel - maiden name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC jezebel.com [Source type: General]

^ Tradition is the only reason why American women have taken their spouses' surnames, since there have never been any laws in the United States dictating which surname must be taken upon marriage.
  • The Choice and Power of Surnames 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

.In the District of Columbia, children born to married parents must be given the father's surname alone.^ The father's name is the one I was given when I was born.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first child was given his father's surname.
  • What's In A Name? A Bride-to-Be Reflects on Changing Her Surname - The Human Condition Blog - Newsweek.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blog.newsweek.com [Source type: General]

^ When both couples add each other's surname, in hyphenation, any children will be better identified as belonging to each parent, instead of only to the father.
  • How to Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: General]

[11][12] Tennessee allows a child to be given a surname that does not include that of the father, but only upon "the concurrent submission of a sworn application to that effect signed by both parents." [13]

Birth name as middle name

.In the United States, a recently married person who changes his or her last name to his or her spouse's last name, often also changes his or her middle name to his or her birth name or adds the birth name as a second middle name.^ I got married and took his last name.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When I married, I did take his last name.
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We regarded SD's last name as a second middle name and started calling her by our married name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

.However, in daily life, he or she may choose to use only the first name and new last name, or the first name, original middle name, and new last name.^ First, middle and last.
  • JANE ANN MORRISON: Women, picking the right name can enhance your political career - News - ReviewJournal.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.lvrj.com [Source type: General]

^ Your first name, maiden name and second husband's last name are used.
  • Crane's - Second Marriages 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.crane.com [Source type: General]

^ My original last name was "Gross" and I was not about to use it as a middle name.
  • Married name question [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

.Of women who change their last name at marriage, about 25% informally use their birth surname as a middle name.^ I thought seriously about what name to use.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But I also don't have the last name I was given at birth.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The women who are being defensive about changing your names -- why are you defensive?
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14] .Furthermore, certain cultures refrain from giving females a middle name at birth, with the understanding she will take her husband's family name at marriage, leaving her maiden name as the single middle name.^ Obituaries frequently list the maiden name of females or give the names of their parents.
  • Genealogy: Tips for finding females that matter to you - Broomfield Enterprise 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.broomfieldenterprise.com [Source type: General]

^ BBell – taking on a husband’s last name seems to be a cultural thing.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Anyway, I decided to take my husband’s last name, and bumped my middle…taking my maiden name as my middle name.
  • She Won’t Change Her Last Name « Power to Change 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC powertochange.com [Source type: Original source]

Use as security question

.One's mother's maiden name has been a common security question in American banking since at least the 1980s,[15] on the assumption that this name was not common knowledge.^ Do not use the mother's maiden name for security purposes.
  • Hispanic Last Names: Why Two of Them? | Dr. Manuel A. Perez-Quinones 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC perez.cs.vt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The other one's maiden name was "Langreth" .

^ Your mother's maiden name?
  • Bartlett Lake Marina 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC famanager.com [Source type: General]

.Today a wide variety of security questions are used, not only by banks.^ I'm just trying to figure out how I can use my maiden name only with my business and not have problems at the bank, then I will use my married last name outside of my business.
  • callalillie: Rethinking Names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.callalillie.com [Source type: General]

^ By Ruth Conniff, From the December/January issue "We have used our taxpayer dollars not only to subsidize these banks but also to subsidize the creditors of those banks."
  • The Right of a Married Woman to Her Maiden Name | The Progressive 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

Russia and some Slavic countries

.During the wedding, the young couple has to declare what surname they are going to use.^ Many newly-weds do not want to have to choose between his surname and her surname and have difficulties deciding whose surname will go first if they double-barrel.
  • Changing Your Name On Marriage Options | UK Deed Poll 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.ukdp.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I've got a couple of friends where, when they got married, she kept her name, and gave her surname to her daughter.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some couples who mesh their surnames choose to continue using their previous surname as a middle name in order to maintain a link with their family name.
  • Changing Your Name On Marriage Options | UK Deed Poll 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.ukdp.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Both have the option to keep their maiden names or to adopt the other one's surname.^ The other one's maiden name was "Langreth" .

^ Abby keeps her maiden name.
  • How dcc Got the "cc" - A Family History in Motion - Reform Judaism 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs.rj.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I’m keeping my maiden name.
  • Crane's - Thank You Notes 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.crane.com [Source type: General]

.Most often the bride adopts her husband's surname in its feminine version.^ But the most likely scenario for today's brides is to take their spouse's surname, researchers say.
  • USATODAY.com - Hyphenated names less-and-less used 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ My decision was reaffirmed by my latino husband, who often had problems before our marriage with people misfiling his documents under his maternal surname.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ Married women : a woman who marries and adopts her husband's surname should be entered under this name (you can get in the maiden name in the epithet section, no.
  • Janus: Constructing name authorities using the NCA Rules 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC janus.lib.cam.ac.uk [Source type: Reference]

.In most Slavic languages there are two ways to create the feminine surname version.^ So, when you talk about someone's last name you talk about their apellidos (surnames) since there are two of them.
  • Hispanic Last Names: Why Two of Them? | Dr. Manuel A. Perez-Quinones 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC perez.cs.vt.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ And like most people, I certainly don't think there is a best way for everyone!
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ LOL I never know what the appropriate way to address an invite or card is when there are more than one versions of a last name in a family.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

.First and most prevalent is by adding "-ova" to the masculine form (in Russian surnames ending with "-ov", only "-a" is added).^ The third and most recent one was a bit over 3 years ago, and not only did I change my last name, I changed my first name as well.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Before long most European governments began to require surnames, not only for tax purposes, but to track families and felons.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The third and most recent one was a bit over 3 years ago, and not only did I change my last name, I changed my first name as well, to my mother's great consternation.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Navratil's wife will be called Navratilova, Gorbachev's wife will become Gorbacheva. .Sometimes, to ease pronunciation, the root of the husband's name may be slightly modified - e.g.^ Your husband's last name may be difficult to pronounce or create an annoying joke when combined with your first name (ex: Mrs. Mary Christmas).

^ Legally, it's a matter of personal choice whether a married woman takes her husband's name - though professional women who do so may get a rough ride in the office.
  • What's in a name? Quite a lot actually: Changing your maiden name is traumatic - and the politically correct simply don't bother. Hester Lacey (nee Matthewman) reports - Life & Style - The Independent 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ AM on May 13, 2005 > I thought that 90-something percent of women took their husband's name.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.Havel's wife will become Havlová, or the husband's surname may be shortened before adding the suffix, especially when the surname ends in a vowel, so Čábela's wife will be Čábelová.^ A common law marriage is a situation where a man and woman have never had a formal wedding ceremony but may be declared husband and wife.
  • Marriage License Laws > Utah > Wedding Officiants, UT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC utah.usmarriagelaws.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In her 20th year she became the wife of Dr. James Myrick, and with her husband, left her father's house in Baldwin county for the house where she ended her useful life.
  • Death and obits 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.usgennet.org [Source type: General]

^ Consequently, it is one very important thing that both husband and wife should think seriously about before picking up the pen.
  • The Daily Dish| The Daily Dish blog, Catherine E. Toth | honoluluadvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC dailydish.honadvblogs.com [Source type: General]

.The second grammatical way of creating the feminine version of the husband's surname concerns names that are or resemble adjectives and end with "-y" or "-i". In that case the feminine version follows the rules for adjectives and "y" or "i" is replaced with "a" (in Russian "-aya").^ Feminism should be more concerned with surnames because names are very important.
  • The Choice and Power of Surnames 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.columbia.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Interestingly, if you ask her about it now, she claims that she kept her name way back then as a feministic way of showing her husband didn't own her identity.
  • What's In A Name? A Bride-to-Be Reflects on Changing Her Surname - The Human Condition Blog - Newsweek.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blog.newsweek.com [Source type: General]

^ You can place a note at the end of the program stating that you will be at home after xx date and then list your names and address the way you would like mail addressed to you.
  • The Name Game | Weddingbee 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.weddingbee.com [Source type: General]

So Sklodowskiy's wife will become Sklodovskaya, Ostrovskiy's wife will become Ostrovskaya. .There is one further option - some surnames do not change and do not follow any grammatical rules at all, as for example the names in Ukrainian ending with "-ko", or in Serbian the surnames ending with "-ić". Bondarenko's wife will remain Bondarenko, and Milošević will remain Milošević.^ There are a number of options with regard to changing your name following your marriage.
  • Name Change upon Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.deedpoll.com [Source type: General]

^ Do I have to change all of our names to some new family name to be a real family?
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nothing changes on the husband, and the wife usually changes her name as follows.
  • Hispanic Last Names: Why Two of Them? | Dr. Manuel A. Perez-Quinones 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC perez.cs.vt.edu [Source type: Original source]

In Czech these are the surnames ending with "-u" or "-í". Martinů's wife will remain Martinů and Kočí's wife will be Kočí.
.In fact, in most cases the wife and the husband never have identical surnames, which sometimes creates translation problems into most western languages.^ My husband had no problem with it and it was never a problem.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't even use my husband's name socially (besides the fact that his ex-wife continues to use his name socially :mad: ) .
  • Married name question [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My decision was reaffirmed by my latino husband, who often had problems before our marriage with people misfiling his documents under his maternal surname.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

.While Putin's wife is Putina, it is normal to refer to the couple as "Mr and Mrs Putin", or "the Putins". On the other hand, the surname makes clear whether the person is a man or a woman.^ "In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administration bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word 'marriage' means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word 'spouse' refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife."
  • Gay Attleboro man can't get passport under married name - The Sun Chronicle Online - News 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thesunchronicle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When both couples add each other's surname, in hyphenation, any children will be better identified as belonging to each parent, instead of only to the father.
  • How to Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: General]

^ The inner envelope of a double envelope set carries only the last name preceded by titles (Mr., Mrs., Doctor) of the primary person or couple being invited.
  • Wedding Etiquette | eInvite 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.einvite.com [Source type: General]

Another case in point is Anna Karenina. .Karenina was her own surname, and her husband's was Karenin.^ I myself use both my own surname and my husband’s surname, and I see nothing wrong with that; besides, it is allowed by the laws of my country, and it has not become an issue at all between me and my husband.
  • She Won’t Change Her Last Name « Power to Change 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC powertochange.com [Source type: Original source]

.Because the novel is principally about her, her surname has traditionally been used in the translation of the title.^ While given names do not have the importance of surnames, they should still be carefully studied because they can give valuable hints about your family history.
  • Genealogy.com: The Importance of Given Names 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.genealogy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As publisher usually request only one surname , I use my mother’s because is less common than my father’s.
  • Would you take his name? (page 1) Nature Network 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC network.nature.com [Source type: General]

^ The proper translation to English is surname, a term that is seldom used in the U.S. Surname (or apellido) does not mean "last."
  • Hispanic Last Names: Why Two of Them? | Dr. Manuel A. Perez-Quinones 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC perez.cs.vt.edu [Source type: Original source]

Recent editions, however, have rendered it as Anna Karenin.
Usually, female surnames of foreign origin are not modified. .One exception is the Slovak Republic, where modification of foreign female surnames is required by language laws.^ Texas law requires that one of the parties have residence in the State for 6 months and in the county where the divorce is sought for 90 days before the court in the county can assert jurisdiction over the parties.

For instance, Nicole Kidman would become Nicole Kidmanova in Slovak. This practice is also common in the Czech Republic. .More recently, this controversial regulation is being abandoned, as many celebrities with a surname of foreign origin are using it in original form.^ As with surnames, the last or most recent form should be used.
  • Janus: Constructing name authorities using the NCA Rules 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC janus.lib.cam.ac.uk [Source type: Reference]

^ So much of ones life is already set using the original surname, one might just as well keep it “for the duration” as it were.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think it’s interesting that marriage name-changes are more flexible than the other kind: Air is free to use my surname, or hers, or probably any combination.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Belgium

.In Belgium, a woman must use her birth name for official purposes, and will use her birth name for most private purposes too.^ She "officially" has my name but informally uses the maiden name most of the time.
  • Did you change your name? - A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.atozteacherstuff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've got married before 1980 and most of the timeI use my husband's name but for legal documents like my driver's license or when I go to the doctor, I have to use my maiden name.
  • The Bold and the Beautiful Community Message Board - CBS.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cbs.com [Source type: General]

^ I even know one woman who has kept her husband's name for work-purposes, even though they are divorced, and she is off his register now.
  • Attachment Parenting Blog: "Japanese "Gender Equality" minister opposes maiden names?" 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.apparenting.com [Source type: General]

Cambodia

.Women retain their maiden name after marriage in Cambodia.^ Women used their maiden names extensively after marriage.

^ Why do women keep their maiden names?
  • Why Margaret Mead kept her maiden name. 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.doublex.com [Source type: General]

^ Women who keep their maiden name after marriage...
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]

Canada (Québec)

.In all Canadian provinces except Québec, customs relating to maiden names in marriages are the same as in the rest of the English-speaking world.^ I bumped my maiden name to the middle and all was fine in the world.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ We all have the same last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ As to the volumes a maiden or hyphenated name speaks: .
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

In Québec, however, the custom until 1981 was similar to that in France. .Women would traditionally go by their husband's surname in daily life, but their maiden name remained their legal name.^ I would like to go back to just my maiden name.
  • Can I Change My Child's Last Name to My New Married Name? : South Carolina Family Law Blog 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.scfamilylaw.com [Source type: General]

^ Name and maiden surname.

^ Name and maiden Surname of mother.

[16] .Since the passage of a 1981 provincial law, intended to promote gender equality as outlined in the Quebec Charter of Rights, no change may be made to a person's name without the authorization of the registrar of civil status or the authorization of the court.^ No name change is necessary.
  • Use Married Name Or Nee Name In Visa App - Thailand Forum 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thaivisa.com [Source type: General]

^ No, will not change the last name legally.
  • [Spotted On] Will you take (have you taken) your husband's last name or are you hyphenating and WHY? « AlumniRoundup.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC alumniroundup.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, changing my name was a no-brainer!
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

.Newlyweds who wish to change their names upon marriage must therefore go through the same procedure as those changing their names for other reasons.^ I didn't change my name in marriage.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ In Korea Korean women do not change their names upon marriage.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ I am not going to change my name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The registrar of civil status may authorize a name change if: 1) the name the person generally uses does not correspond to the name on their birth certificate, 2) where the name is of foreign origin or too difficult to pronounce or write in its original form, or 3) where the name invites ridicule or has become infamous.^ Either name may be used first.
  • Emily Post Institute—Forms of Address 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.emilypost.com [Source type: General]

^ His name is not on her birth certificate.
  • Can I Change My Child's Last Name to My New Married Name? : South Carolina Family Law Blog 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.scfamilylaw.com [Source type: General]

^ For me personally, I wouldn’t change my name.
  • Changing Your Last Name With Marriage | The Frisky 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: Original source]

[17] .This law does not allow a woman to immediately legally change her name upon marriage, as marriage is not listed among the reasons for a name change.^ Tags: knoxville , legal , name change .
  • Name Change on Weddingbee 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.weddingbee.com [Source type: General]

^ In Korea Korean women do not change their names upon marriage.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags: legal , name change .
  • Name Change on Weddingbee 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.weddingbee.com [Source type: General]

[18] .However, she can use her husband's name socially and may eventually apply to change it under the "general use" clause.^ Married, uses husband's name socially .
  • Emily Post Institute—Forms of Address 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.emilypost.com [Source type: General]

^ Either name may be used first.
  • Emily Post Institute—Forms of Address 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.emilypost.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m used to the mix of the husband’s name and the wife’s name.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

France

.Since the 1789 Revolution, the law stipulates that "no one may use another name than that given on their birth certificate";[19] furthermore, the 1946 revision to the Constitution guarantees that "women and men have equal rights", including in the use of their birth name.^ Because, like Jenna, no one can ever get my name right.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ The father's name is the one I was given when I was born.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His name is not on her birth certificate.
  • Can I Change My Child's Last Name to My New Married Name? : South Carolina Family Law Blog 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.scfamilylaw.com [Source type: General]

.Upon getting married, a woman keeps her maiden name (nom de jeune fille).^ I kept my maiden name when I got married.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ As for me, if I ever get married, I'm keeping my last name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally Posted by Megalin I will NOT be keeping my maiden name when I get married.
  • Ladies, will you change your last name after marriage? - Page 2 | Women in Healthcare | Student Doctor Network 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.studentdoctor.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.She may, under her maiden name, for example, open a bank account, sign checks, obtain a passport, etc.^ Just sign the name that appears on the check.
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's her married name, and her passport still has her maiden name.
  • Travel Troubleshooter: A Married Name, A Singular Headache | Frommers.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ Bank accounts may be in individual or joint names.
  • Legal Information About Getting Married in Alberta 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.slsedmonton.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, marriage grants a married person the right to assume his or her spouse's last name.^ Changing my last name if I ever get married.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ I got married and took his last name.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When I married, I did take his last name.
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is still a common practice for a woman to use her husband's name in this way, despite the fact that no official due process formalizes this usage.^ I’m used to the mix of the husband’s name and the wife’s name.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Husband's Last Name); I have become used to it.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

^ So I still use my maiden name.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The majority of married women use their husband's name for all documents, official or not.^ I kept my name when I got married; husband kept his.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Got married to the current husband and took his name...
  • FARK.com: (4752011) The DMV is destroying the hearts and minds of married women who've changed their names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Chinese women do not take their husband's name.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

The article 264 of the French civil code does however stipulate that "upon divorcing both spouses lose the right to use each other's name".
.A married person who wishes to formally append a spouse's name to his or her birth name may do so through a simple administrative procedure.^ Restoration of birth name or former name of spouse .
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ I have my birth name on all my documents, but my personal stationery has my married name on it.
  • Changing Your Last Name When You Get Married | My Biggest Complaint 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC mybiggestcomplaint.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In a recent research project, I obtained an obituary from 1979 in which I learned the maiden names of the deceased persons wife, and learned that he had two daughters who were married, each with their own children.
  • Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: The Security of Your Mother's Maiden Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blog.eogn.com [Source type: General]

.In recent years, this trend has gained popularity, especially among upper class women and among women who received a university diploma (MD, PhD) under their maiden name.^ Who was Elizabeth's husband, and what was her maiden name?
  • CCGSI Queries 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.ccgsilib.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Women who keep their maiden name after marriage...
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And for the women who have establisked themselves with their maiden name.
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

.For example, the president's new wife is called Madame Bruni Sarkozy in which "Bruni" is her birth name and "Sarkozy" her husband's name.^ I’m used to the mix of the husband’s name and the wife’s name.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Telemarketers/mailers calling the husband by the wife's last name and the wife by the husband's last name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, to me personally if the wife doesn't take the last name of their husband it shows me they are not fully committed, that they ahve the "if" feeling in their mind already.
  • Do wives still take their husbands last names? - Page 2 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC talkaboutmarriage.com [Source type: General]

.Some husbands append their wife's last name to their birth name, although this remains rare.^ I took my husbands last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Her children had been given her husband’s last name upon birth.
  • Changing Your Last Name With Marriage | The Frisky 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My kids have my husband’s last name.
  • Marriage names and Google rankings: A feminist 2.0 dilemma at Fem2pt0 : society’s issues + women’s voices 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fem2pt0.com [Source type: Original source]

Germany

.In Germany, the name law has been ruled by sexual equality since 1994: a woman may adopt her husband's surname or a man may adopt his wife's surname.^ She always wanted to adopt her husband’s name.
  • POLITICO Forums:Congress: What's in a name? A career, for one thing - POLITICO.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC dyn.politico.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When a woman was young she would have her father's name because she belonged to him, but when she got married she was given her husband's name as sort of a, "Property of:" sticker to signify that she was his property.
  • It's 2005 and I'm *still* debating...should I take his last name? - The BUST Lounge 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.bust.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No one talked about this until my father-in-law passed away, and then a number of his children, my wife's siblings, talked about changing their surname to what the family name had been in the country of origin: a name none of them had ever had, since their parents abandoned it just before the first of their children were born.
  • The Daily Dish| The Daily Dish blog, Catherine E. Toth | honoluluadvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC dailydish.honadvblogs.com [Source type: General]

.One of them—man or woman—may use a name combined from both surnames.^ Either name may be used first.
  • Emily Post Institute—Forms of Address 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.emilypost.com [Source type: General]

^ I use both of them but only one at a time.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ For me, it was choosing one man's name over another.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

.The remaining single name is the "family name" (Ehename), which will be the surname of the children.^ A surname is a family name.

^ That determines whether or not the family name is the female's or male's (matrilineal versus patrilineal) and when the use of surnames actually began.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ If you find a family of that surname in Rhode Island with children named George, John, William and Ann and another family in Vermont with children Benjamin, Obadiah and Catherine, you will probably want to put your first effort into the Vermont family.
  • Genealogy.com: The Importance of Given Names 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.genealogy.com [Source type: Original source]

.If a man and woman decide to keep and use their birth names after the wedding (no combined name), they have to declare one of those names the "family name". A combined name is not possible as a family name (exception: since 2005 it has been possible to have a double name as family name if a man or woman already had a double name and the partner adopts that name.^ Each partner keeps his or her own birth name.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It shouldn't just be the woman decided should I take his name or not, but the man also deciding.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no good argument for always using the man's name.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.All family members must use that double name).^ It is very sensible to have unique family name for all members of the family.
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

^ Their children will use her family name.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ That determines whether or not the family name is the female's or male's (matrilineal versus patrilineal) and when the use of surnames actually began.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

[20][21] .To indicate one's birth name, a person appends it with "geb."^ The problem was she didn't have one piece of paper that exactly matched some very specific format requested by the DMV indicating her married, vice birth, name.
  • FARK.com: (4752011) The DMV is destroying the hearts and minds of married women who've changed their names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Really, I'm not comfortable with the idea that just one person takes the other's name.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One person was christened Bonafacius but not one of his descendants would ever know to look under that name.
  • Genealogy.com: The Importance of Given Names 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.genealogy.com [Source type: Original source]

(short for "geboren" = "born"), e.g. "Anne Lübke geb. Schlüter".

Scandinavia

.Only since the beginning of the 20th century has it been common in Scandinavia for women to take their husband's last name.^ Who says a woman HAS to take her husbands last name?
  • The Bold and the Beautiful Community Message Board - CBS.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cbs.com [Source type: General]

^ BBell – taking on a husband’s last name seems to be a cultural thing.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I took my husbands last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

.However, since the women's liberation movement in the 1970s, more women have chosen to keep their original name as had been the custom for centuries.^ But I do think the tide is turning toward more women keeping their names.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And if we adopt the kids will keep their original names.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But now more and more women are choosing to keep their maiden name.

.Many women who change their name either take their husband's name as a "middle name" and use their maiden name as their surname, or keep their maiden name as a middle name and use their husband's surname as a new surname[citation needed].^ Who says a woman HAS to take her husbands last name?
  • The Bold and the Beautiful Community Message Board - CBS.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cbs.com [Source type: General]

^ Some use their maiden name exclusively; some drop their maiden name and take their husband's name; and others keep their maiden name sort of as a middle name and add their husband's name.

^ For women who have credentials or clients with their maiden name, I can understand not wanting to change.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

.Since a person cannot have two surnames in the official registries, women often register the maiden or the married name as a "middle name", a name which is not to be considered either a given name nor a surname.^ We don't need the option to have either the married name or the maiden name shown.
  • Suggestion for USERS of Geni-maiden name in maiden name field « Geni Forum 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forum.geni.com [Source type: General]

^ I kept my maiden name when I got married.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ Often, towns do not list women by maiden surname, but by patronymic.
  • The Power of Extracts 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There is a perception that well educated women with a career do this more often, since they may have acquired a good reputation in professional circles by their maiden name before they get married.^ I kept my maiden name when I got married.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ Quaker women often used their maiden name as a middle name after marriage.
  • Terre Haute News, Terre Haute, Indiana- TribStar.com - Genealogy: To help your research, here are 10 things you may not know about women’s maiden names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.tribstar.com [Source type: General]

^ And then there’s my mother’s maiden name.
  • three rivers fog » Names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC threeriversblog.com [Source type: Original source]

.The most common Swedish surnames end with "-sson", which means "son of" in English.^ The table “ 50 Most Common Surnames in the United States ” lists the 50 most common surnames in the United States according to the 2000 government census and their occurrence per 10,000 of population.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My last name is the second most common English last name, combined with my first name I have the same full name as a notable composer of musicals, I hate musicals.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ We are both pretty laid back, so I think we will just end up doing what is most common, and since I kept my name, that will be to hyphenate the baby's last name.
  • Question for those who kept their maiden name [Archive] - MotheringDotCommunity Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mothering.com [Source type: Original source]

.Until recently, surnames ending with "-sdotter" ("daughter of" in English) were not so common, but recent legislation allows any daughter to take her mother's or father's name and add "-sdotter" as a surname.^ Isn't there a culture where the daughters get the mother's name and the sons get the father's name??
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If I were to take my mother’s maiden name, it would be her father’s name.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kids take the father's last name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.A daughter of Sven can thus take the name "Svensdotter" meaning "daughter of Sven". The same rules apply to sons that can take the name "Svensson" meaning "son of Sven" or, very uncommon so far but allowed, their mother's name ending with "-sson", like "Mariasson" if their mother's name is Maria.^ Take the name that you like.
  • Letters: Should I take my husband's name? - Salon 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC letters.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ The mother’s name follows at the end?
  • Marriage names and Google rankings: A feminist 2.0 dilemma at Fem2pt0 : society’s issues + women’s voices 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fem2pt0.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Their son took his father's last name when born and the daughter took the mother's.
  • The Daily Dish| The Daily Dish blog, Catherine E. Toth | honoluluadvertiser.com | Honolulu, Hawaii 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC dailydish.honadvblogs.com [Source type: General]

This is very similar to the system used in Iceland applied to a greater extent. .However, very few people take surnames like this in Sweden.^ I know quite a few women who are very well known in their career by their maiden name and therefore have chosen not to take their husband's name.
  • Should Brides be Forced to Take their Husband's Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blog.ourweddingday.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My boyfriend however has a very unique long last name (he's Thai) long story short he would be extraordinarily offended if I didn't take it.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ I told them that socially I really don't care but legally I did not change a thing and professionally very few people even know what DH's last name is.
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most people use the traditional structure[citation needed].^ Most people go by first names and use descriptive epithets to distinguish them from others: Eleanor of Aquitaine, or Hildegard of Bingen.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When ever we go out to eat he uses Evans for reservations because most people can spell it.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It's generally accepted that once married, most people use their husbands names socially but not legally, since it's an expensive hassle to change it legally.
  • My Finace Wants me to Change my Name, But I Don't Want to! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.tressugar.com [Source type: General]

Iceland

.Icelandic names adhere to the old patronymic system (a child receives a parent's—–usually the father's––first name in the genitive with -son or -dóttir appended).^ We have one child and he has his father's last name.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ A child's burial might include the name of the father or of both parents.

^ Instead, they were using a naming system in which the father's first name became the child's last name.
  • Question for those who kept their maiden name [Archive] - MotheringDotCommunity Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mothering.com [Source type: Original source]

.An Icelandic woman customarily retains her maiden names upon marrying, because regardless of whom she marries she remains her parent's daughter.^ I kept my maiden name when I got married.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ My daughter has my maiden name as her last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ If it is a married name then there is space for the maiden name.
  • Suggestion for USERS of Geni-maiden name in maiden name field « Geni Forum 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forum.geni.com [Source type: General]

Spanish-speaking world

.In Spain and in most Spanish-speaking countries, the practice is for people to have two surnames, a paternal and a maternal surname (their father's surname followed by their mother's surname).^ And here's what they do in Spanish speaking countries, where the double surname is standard: .
  • How dcc Got the "cc" - A Family History in Motion - Reform Judaism 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs.rj.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On the whole, in two centuries, the country’s most common names did not changed all that much.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most people here don’t know that Italian women keep their names or about the customs in Spain.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

.For example, Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar's full name is "Pedro Almodóvar Caballero", Almodóvar being his father's surname and Caballero being his mother's surname.^ Your full name has the combination of your father and mother's surnames.
  • What's In A Name? (Marriage Politics) [Archive] - Comic Book Resources Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.comicbookresources.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Name and maiden Surname of mother.

^ Name and maiden surname of mother.

.In Spain and especially Catalonia the paternal and maternal surnames are often combined using y (Castilian) or i (in Catalan), see for example the economist Xavier Sala-i-Martin or Salvador Dalí i Domènech.^ My decision was reaffirmed by my latino husband, who often had problems before our marriage with people misfiling his documents under his maternal surname.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ I myself use both my own surname and my husband’s surname, and I see nothing wrong with that; besides, it is allowed by the laws of my country, and it has not become an issue at all between me and my husband.
  • She Won’t Change Her Last Name « Power to Change 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC powertochange.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Like surnames it began with the English blue bloods in an effort to preserve the maternal name when two landed families merged by marriage and took the combined name.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

.In Spain, a woman does not ever change her legal surnames when she marries.^ A woman can also change her surname through the operation of law on getting married.

^ When a man and a woman get married, one has to go onto the "koseki" of the other, and their name automatically changes to that of the family register.
  • Attachment Parenting Blog: "Japanese "Gender Equality" minister opposes maiden names?" 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.apparenting.com [Source type: General]

^ Includes the right of right of married woman to use maiden surname.
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

.In some Spanish-speaking countries (those in Latin America), a woman marrying a man may drop her mother's surname and add her husband's surname to her father's surname using the "de" (of) preposition.^ And here's what they do in Spanish speaking countries, where the double surname is standard: .
  • How dcc Got the "cc" - A Family History in Motion - Reform Judaism 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs.rj.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When a woman marries she adds "de husband's-last-name" to the end.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ Includes the right of right of married woman to use maiden surname.
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

.For example, if "Clara Reyes Alba" were to marry "Alberto Gómez Rodriguez", the wife could use "Clara Reyes de Gómez" as her name (or "Clara Reyes Gómez", or, rarely, "Clara Gómez Reyes". She can be addressed as Sra.^ I’m used to the mix of the husband’s name and the wife’s name.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don't even use my husband's name socially (besides the fact that his ex-wife continues to use his name socially :mad: ) .
  • Married name question [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If the male and female subsequently separate but do not divorce, the female would need to use a Deed Poll to revert back to her maiden name and former title e.g.

de Gómez
corresponding to "Mrs Gómez"). .In some countries, this form may be mainly social and not an official name change, i.e., legally, her name would still be her birth name.^ I were to ever get married again, I would change names again.
  • Am I keeping Tara Anderson? | Tall Tara 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC talltara.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags: knoxville , legal , name change .
  • Name Change on Weddingbee 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.weddingbee.com [Source type: General]

^ I still change my name?
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

.This custom of adding the husband's surname is slowly fading.^ It is doubtless true that the vast majority of women will continue to follow the social custom of our times and adopt their husbands surnames.
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

.Any children a couple have together take both surnames, so if the couple above had two children named "Andrés" and "Ana", then their names would be "Andrés Gómez Reyes" and "Ana Gómez Reyes". In Spain, a 1995 reform in the law allows the parents to choose whether the father's or the mother's surname goes first, although this order must be the same for all their children.^ The repetition of the same name for children to the same parents in the IGI suggests the same.
  • William Blake's �The Phoenix / to Mrs Butts� Redux 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC sites.unc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two kids with the same name.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But let us remember that the two last names are the father's last name, and the mother's-father's last name.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

.For instance, the son of the couple in the example above would be "Andrés Gómez Reyes" or "Andrés Reyes Gómez".[22] Sometimes, for single mothers or when the father would or could not recognize the child, the mother's surname has been used twice: for example, "Ana Reyes Reyes". In Spain, however, children with just one parent receive both surnames of that parent, although the order may also be changed.^ Catherine and Henry were the parents of one child.
  • Sandusky County Chancery Court Records Collection at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.rbhayes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ None of them named for her father but one named for her mother.
  • Loftus Family Registry - Bulletin Board 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.loftusweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Would you change your child's again?
  • Last names anyone? « Single Moms Forum 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mssinglemama.com [Source type: General]

.It should be noted that some Hispanic people, after leaving their country, drop their maternal surname (even if not formally), so as to better fit into the English-speaking or non-Hispanic society they live or work in.^ And here's what they do in Spanish speaking countries, where the double surname is standard: .
  • How dcc Got the "cc" - A Family History in Motion - Reform Judaism 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs.rj.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They lived in Staines, where he worked as a butcher.

^ I even know one woman who has kept her husband's name for work-purposes, even though they are divorced, and she is off his register now.
  • Attachment Parenting Blog: "Japanese "Gender Equality" minister opposes maiden names?" 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.apparenting.com [Source type: General]

.Dropping the paternal surname is not so unusual when it is a very common one.^ I have a very common last name and my children have their fathers' also one of the most common.
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Both she and I have VERY common ethnic surnames, but from different ethnic groups.
  • FARK.com: (4752011) The DMV is destroying the hearts and minds of married women who've changed their names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Please, I need Know if the surname Krivanek is very popular in Czechoslovakia because in Argentine we are the only one.
  • Czeching Out Our Ancestors - November 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.iarelative.com [Source type: General]

For instance, painter Pablo Ruiz Picasso and Spanish president José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero are known by their maternal surnames as "Picasso" and "Zapatero".
.A new trend in the United States for Hispanics is to hyphenate their father's and mother's last names.^ The boys have their mothers’ last name, and the girls have their fathers’ last names.
  • Changing Your Last Name With Marriage | The Frisky 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the end, I chose to hyphenate my son’s name: My Last Name-Father’s Last Name.
  • Whose last name do your kids have? | Singlemommyhood.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.singlemommyhood.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Plus, I have my mother's maiden name as a middle name and my father's last name.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

.This is done because American born English-speakers are not aware of the Hispanic custom of using two last names and thus mistake the first last name of the individual for a middle name.^ Their son was Name (first) Mom's Last Name (middle) Dad's Last Name (last).
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The children have a first name, two middle names, one being my last name, and his last name.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm taking his last name as a middle name, and he's taking my last name as his middle name."

.In doing so they would, for example, mistakenly refer to Esteban Alvarez Cobos as Esteban A. Cobos.^ They would sit upon the edge of her pedestal as they would sit with a friend, and tell her the latest gossip without feeling the least bit foolish for doing so.
  • Jaskri and the Maiden 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC tsa.transform.to [Source type: Original source]

Such confusion can be particularly troublesome in official matters. .To avoid such mistakes, Esteban Alvarez Cobos, would become Esteban Alvarez-Cobos, in order to clarify that both are last names.^ Also, if we ever had kids, they would have his last name.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

^ So would our kids have 3 last names then?
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Husband's Last Name); I have become used to it.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

Argentina

.In Argentina, women use their husband's last name after "de". There are some province offices where a married woman can use only her birth name, and some others where she has to use the complete name, for legal purposes.^ Changing my last name if I ever get married.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ As for me, if I ever get married, I'm keeping my last name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I took my husbands last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

.The Argentine Civilian Code states both uses are correct, but police offices and passports are issued with the complete name.^ My co-workers and friends call me Heidi Anderson and my husband is very proud that I use both names.
  • [Spotted On] Will you take (have you taken) your husband's last name or are you hyphenating and WHY? « AlumniRoundup.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC alumniroundup.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I use both my and my husband’s names, and the business in which my husband and I are partners goes by my name only.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You would take the Ohio off-road title in your name, proof of the upgrade and proceed to your county title office and request to complete a "body code change" affidavit and an application to replace your existing off road title..
  • Patricia M. Clancy - Clerk of Courts 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.courtclerk.org [Source type: General]

When Eva Duarte married Juan Domingo Perón, she could be addressed as Eva Duarte de Perón, but the preferred style was Eva Perón, or the familiar and affectionate Evita (little Eva). .Combined names come from old traditional families and are considered one last name, but are rare.^ We are that family, I just have a different last name.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ We have one child and he has his father's last name.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ I wanted to keep my last name because I am the last one in my family.
  • Did you change your name? - A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.atozteacherstuff.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This is due to the fact that although Argentina is a Castilian speaking country, it is also composed of other varied European influences, such as Italian, French, Russian, German, etc.^ He also sought to "protect" the national character of the Russian Orthodox church and fought against the admission of Catholic priests and Protestant pastors to Russia from other countries.
  • The Gulag Archipelago - soc.culture.indian.delhi | Grupos Google 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC groups.google.tl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I like the way in most other countries you have a choice – keep your own name, change it, husband can change his name to yours, you can both change it to a new name etc.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, I figure the importance or need, perhaps, to get married has changed in Italy as in so many other European countries.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

.Children typically use their father's last name only.^ We have one child and he has his father's last name.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ Husband's Last Name); I have become used to it.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

^ (Yes, it’s typically their father’s last name but we have to start somewhere, right?
  • Changing Your Last Name With Marriage | The Frisky 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some state offices have started to use both last names, in the traditional father then mother order, to reduce the risk of a person being mistaken for others using the same name combinations, e.g.^ So now we both have the same middle name—Lehmann—and the same last name—Miller.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ But let us remember that the two last names are the father's last name, and the mother's-father's last name.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ I didn't have the same last name.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

if .Eva Duarte and Juan Perón had a child named Juan, he might be misidentified if he were called Juan Perón, but not if he was known as Juan Perón Duarte.^ They were known as So-and-So Tai Tai (which meant Mrs. So-and-so), but were always still called by their birth-given name.
  • Did You Take Your Husband's Name? | Momversation 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.momversation.com [Source type: General]

^ A male peasant child who was named James and was the son of Christen, would thus have been called James Christensen.
  • Question for those who kept their maiden name [Archive] - MotheringDotCommunity Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mothering.com [Source type: Original source]

^ AM on May 13, 2005 (though I imagine that Child-Services might step in if you name your progeny "A Sniveling Little Rat-Faced Git"...
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.In early 2008, some new legislation is under consideration that will place the mother's last name ahead the father's last name, as it is done in most of the Portuguese-speaking countries.^ But let us remember that the two last names are the father's last name, and the mother's-father's last name.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ We have one child and he has his father's last name.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ Kids take the father's last name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

Chile

.In Chile, marriage has no effect at all on either of the spouses' names, so people keep their birth names for all their life, no matter how many times their marital status, or their parents', may change.^ No name change is necessary.
  • Use Married Name Or Nee Name In Visa App - Thailand Forum 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thaivisa.com [Source type: General]

^ I still get that all the time), I was very open to changing my name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ How many people can say that?
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.However in some circles it's still customary that the wife uses her husband's name as reference as in "Doña María Inés de Ramirez" (lit.^ So I still use my maiden name.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’m used to the mix of the husband’s name and the wife’s name.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So her husband has a different name from his wife and kids.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

Lady Maria Ines (wife of) Ramirez).
.Children will always bear the surname of the father followed by that of the mother, but if there's no known father and the mother is single, the Children can bear either both of her mother's surnames or the mothers' first surname followed by any of the surnames of the mothers' parents or grandparents, or the child may bear the mother's first surname twice in a row.^ Single with no children.

^ There were no children.
  • Sandusky County Chancery Court Records Collection at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.rbhayes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are no known Harneys in the family.

Portuguese-speaking world

.In general, the traditions followed in countries like Brazil, Portugal and Angola are similar to the ones of Spain.^ Just like a decision to have children or not have them is fully ours, and very personal....so is a decision of following a tradition like a name change.
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More likely a girl grows up linking her identity to one surname, her dad’s, then in adulthood, she is asked by American nuptial tradition to link it to a completely different one, her boyfriend’s dad’s.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But this is one of many areas where I don’t feel compelled to follow tradition for tradition’s sake.
  • Whose last name do your kids have? | Singlemommyhood.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.singlemommyhood.com [Source type: Original source]

.Differing from Spanish tradition, usually the mother's surname comes first, followed by the father's surname.^ The first child was given his father's surname.
  • What's In A Name? A Bride-to-Be Reflects on Changing Her Surname - The Human Condition Blog - Newsweek.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blog.newsweek.com [Source type: General]

^ Actually, the tradition is that all children recieve their father's first name as their last name.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My surname is in both my mothers and fathers family (my mother's maternal grandmother's maiden name was the same as my last name) so I felt that I should carry it on.
  • Question for those who kept their maiden name [Archive] - MotheringDotCommunity Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mothering.com [Source type: Original source]

.A woman may adopt her husband's surname(s), but nevertheless she always keeps her birth names - since 1977, a husband can also adopt his wife's surname.^ She always wanted to adopt her husband’s name.
  • POLITICO Forums:Congress: What's in a name? A career, for one thing - POLITICO.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC dyn.politico.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Each partner keeps his or her own birth name.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And if we adopt the kids will keep their original names.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When this happens, usually both spouses change their name after marriage.^ I didn't change my name in marriage.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ Women do not only change their names on marriage!
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Yeah - the marriage has nothing to do with the name change.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.The custom of a woman changing her name upon marriage was not a Portuguese tradition.^ It’s social custom that a woman in the US will change her last name to her husband’s after marriage.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What do you think about a woman changing her last name upon marriage?
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I didn't change my name in marriage.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

.It spread in the late 19th century in the upper classes, under French influence, and in the 20th century, particularly during the Estado Novo, it became socially almost obligatory.^ John Smith" is a 19th century affectation of the middle class.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

.Nowadays, fewer women adopt, even officially, their husbands' names, and among those who do so officially, it is quite common not to use it either in their professional or informal life.^ Chinese women do not take their husband's name.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m used to the mix of the husband’s name and the wife’s name.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Husband's Last Name); I have become used to it.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

.Until the end of the nineteenth century it was common for women, especially those from a very poor background, not to have a surname and so to be known only by her first name.^ Christian or first names only.

^ Only the names of those below are currently known.

^ Women do not only change their names on marriage!
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

.She would then adopt her husband's full surname after marriage.^ In China women do not change thier name after marriage, although, in earlier times she did adopt her husbands name and attched it to her own with the 'shi' suffix.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ My decision was reaffirmed by my latino husband, who often had problems before our marriage with people misfiling his documents under his maternal surname.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ In many places your surname was what you did and as a wife did what her husband did, she would have his name, too.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

.With the advent of republicanism in Brazil and Portugal, along with the institution of civil registries, all children have surnames so this situation no longer occurs.^ No problem with the children’s surname.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No, of course all these children had children.
  • Loftus Family Registry - Bulletin Board 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.loftusweb.com [Source type: General]

^ But in fact the situation is not so rare today as children of divorcees can quickly gain other-named siblings along with their new father or mother.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

.For the children, it is common to hear only the last surnames of the parents.^ The most common reason I hear for the decision is that “I wanted to have the same name as my children”.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think that picking one parent's last name over the other for children negates the combination of the two people it takes to have children and be parents.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I had a unique name (I was the only one in the world with my first and last) and married a man with a single syllable, common, easy to spell last name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.For example, Carlos da Silva Gonçalves and Ana Luiza de Albuquerque Pereira (Gonçalves) (in case she adopted her husband's name after marriage) would have a child named Lucas Pereira Gonçalves.^ Would your husband ever change his name?
  • What's in a Name? - Sex on My Desk - a Blog by the Love & Sex Editor at iVillage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC sexonmydesk.ivillage.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In China women do not change thier name after marriage, although, in earlier times she did adopt her husbands name and attched it to her own with the 'shi' suffix.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ So if you would rather take your husband's name and eschew your father's, that's alright too.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

.Again, the child may have any other combination of the parents' surnames.^ The child's mother may subsequently remarry and thus take the surname of her new partner; moreover, the mother may decide to revert to her maiden name.

^ The issue of the child's surname is often brought into question when parents divorce.

^ When I was born, I was given a combination of my parents' last names - an invented name, in other words.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Italy

.In Italy since 1975 a woman legally keeps her birth name.^ Each partner keeps his or her own birth name.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ D.s keep their maiden names legally.
  • My Finace Wants me to Change my Name, But I Don't Want to! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.tressugar.com [Source type: General]

^ I have a prenup and I will be keeping my name financially and legally.
  • Should Brides be Forced to Take their Husband's Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blog.ourweddingday.com [Source type: Original source]

.Socially, she may add her husband's name to the end of her name linked with the word "in": for example, Maria Rossi marries Carlo Bianchi and therefore she can use the form Maria Rossi in Bianchi.^ I’m used to the mix of the husband’s name and the wife’s name.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When I get married, I want to be a hypenate or add my husband’s name at the end.
  • [Spotted On] Will you take (have you taken) your husband's last name or are you hyphenating and WHY? « AlumniRoundup.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC alumniroundup.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Husband's Last Name); I have become used to it.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

.In rare cases, a woman is referred to with just her husband's surname.^ On my resume I use my maiden name as my middle name just in case, for when they call references, so people know who I am.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ The argument that I'm really just choosing between having my father's (or in my case, father's and grandfather's) name or my husband's just doesn't make sense to me, at all.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the case of the "Sisterhood" that I submitted to the list a week or two back, the surname was so important to the younger woman that she abandoned not only her family when she joined up with the older woman but also her own name, her master's name and her husband's name, and specifically took the older woman's surname.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

China and Taiwan

.Most Chinese women do not change their surnames after marriage in recent decades.^ But, most women do not know this, and change their names.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Women do not only change their names on marriage!
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Should they refuse 90+ year old women their documentation because the times have changed and she can't produce a piece of paper from decades ago?
  • FARK.com: (4752011) The DMV is destroying the hearts and minds of married women who've changed their names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

.During the imperial times, many women assumed the husband's surname, which either replaced the woman's maiden name or is simply prefixed to her original name.^ A woman maintaining her maiden name as her surname is not simply valuing herSELF, but her entire family of origin.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I took my husband's last name and replaced my middle name with my maiden name.

^ The custom of a woman replacing her maiden name with her husband’s family name is very auspicious.
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

.However, most notable women of those times did not change surnames after marriage, for example, Cai Wenji (蔡文姬), Wu Zetian (Empress, 武則天), Yang Yuhuan (楊玉環), Li Qingzhao (Poet, 李清照).^ But, most women do not know this, and change their names.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Women do not only change their names on marriage!
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In China women do not change thier name after marriage, although, in earlier times she did adopt her husbands name and attched it to her own with the 'shi' suffix.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

.Some women, mostly poor, do not have personal names and are simply called by their family names suffixed with shi (氏); in this case, the husband's surname is added before the maiden name after marriage.^ I added my maiden name to the middle and my husband's to the end.

^ Women who keep their maiden name after marriage...
  • Women who keep their maiden name after marriage... « ElsaElsa Boards 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC boards.elsaelsa.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I come from a Chinese family, and in China, women keep their maiden names.
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(氏) in older transliterations may be written shee, while the modern official pinyin is shi, fourth tone. .Women with personal names may also have been referred to with the title 氏.^ AM on May 13, 2005 > I thought that 90-something percent of women took their husband's name.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ AM on May 13, 2005 I thought that 90-something percent of women took their husband's name.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PM on May 12, 2005 In Quebec women who marry keep their maiden name by default.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

Mrs. Li-Wu (i.e. Li née Wu) could be addressed Li Wu Shi (李武氏) without mentioning her personal name. .This tradition is no longer commonly practiced in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Macau.^ Traveled extensively in Asia including Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and Thailand.

^ Some traditions are there because they have been found to be helpful for centuries, some no longer are or have been misinterpreted.
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, a few women (usually 40 years of age or above) in Taiwan and Hong Kong still have their husband's surname prefixed to their original name.^ She still works under her original name.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’ve been married for a year and a half and I still call it, “my husband’s last name”.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Academically, I am grateful that I do my work in Latin America, where people routinely carry both parents' surnames and women add their husbands names to their own, if they take the name at all.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

.For example, the maiden name of Chan Fung Fu-chun (aka Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General) is Fung, and Chan is her husband's surname.^ Surname; right to retain maiden name .
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Maiden name, Margaret Creek, restored.

^ Maiden name, Margaret A. Halbrook, restored.

.In China, children usually inherit the father's family name.^ Their children will use her family name.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ My children carry their father’s name.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If I felt that I didn’t want to give up the name that I inherited from my father, what would that convey to my husband?
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Korea

.Korean women do not change their names upon marriage.^ I didn't change my name in marriage.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ In Korea Korean women do not change their names upon marriage.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ But, most women do not know this, and change their names.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

.By name alone, a woman cannot be identified as someone's wife.^ By name alone, a woman cannot be identified as someone's wife.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ Similarly, if someone really doesn't identify with his or her name - either because of circumstances or just one of those feelings - there's no reason not to change.
  • Did you change your name? - Page 3 - A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.atozteacherstuff.com [Source type: General]

^ As someone who did not change her name and has never wanted to, I don't know why a woman would want to, outside of a patriarchal ideal and social pressure.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Neither are they addressed in a fashion similar to 'Mrs. (Husband's family name)'. They are simply addressed by their family name; however, it is more specifically 'wife of (husband's family name)' or '(child's name)'s mom', when the relation has to be known. .Women emigrating to cultures where it is customary to take on their husband's names may choose not to change, especially if they are professionals.^ BBell – taking on a husband’s last name seems to be a cultural thing.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Which name do they take?
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Take/took your husband's name?
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

However, they may let themselves be addressed as 'Mrs. (husband's family name)' in addition to, for example, 'Dr. (her maiden name)'.

Vietnam

.Vietnamese women generally do not change their names upon marriage.^ I didn't change my name in marriage.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

^ In Korea Korean women do not change their names upon marriage.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ But, most women do not know this, and change their names.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

India

.In some North Indian families, women have always used their birth surnames or some typical universal female surnames such as Devi, Kaur, Bano, etc., while in other families, a woman adopts her husband's surname after marriage.^ She always wanted to adopt her husband’s name.
  • POLITICO Forums:Congress: What's in a name? A career, for one thing - POLITICO.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC dyn.politico.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When I was in law school waaaaay back in 2004, I was in class having a conversation with a woman who was considering going back to using her birth name (little did I know it was because she was about to tell her husband she wanted a divorce).

^ But think about it: if women are naturally the relationship maintainers and they naturally tend to be closer to their own families, it would follow that trying to force marriage into a cultural pattern where the husband's family of origin is predominate is actually unnatural.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Name Changes & Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

.In most of south India (excluding Andhra Pradesh), a Hindu woman adopts her husband's first name instead of his family name after marriage.^ Could the name of Maurin been her first husband's name?

^ Liked the first husband's name.
  • What's In A Name? Not Much, Just My Whole Identity - Beth Ingalls - Open Salon 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Then I took my first husband’s name.
  • What's In A Name? Not Much, Just My Whole Identity - Beth Ingalls - Open Salon 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

.In Andhra Pradesh, a woman adopts her husband's surname as her own.^ In China women do not change thier name after marriage, although, in earlier times she did adopt her husbands name and attched it to her own with the 'shi' suffix.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ In the case of the "Sisterhood" that I submitted to the list a week or two back, the surname was so important to the younger woman that she abandoned not only her family when she joined up with the older woman but also her own name, her master's name and her husband's name, and specifically took the older woman's surname.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Another woman we worked with decided to change her name only when she and her husband adopted their first child, so that they could all have the same name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Maharashtra, a woman may adopt her husband's first name as her middle name, in addition to taking his surname.^ Who says a woman HAS to take her husbands last name?
  • The Bold and the Beautiful Community Message Board - CBS.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.cbs.com [Source type: General]

^ She always wanted to adopt her husband’s name.
  • POLITICO Forums:Congress: What's in a name? A career, for one thing - POLITICO.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC dyn.politico.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chinese women do not take their husband's name.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

.In some more traditional families, a new bride might change her full name to one her in-laws prefer.^ We BOTH changed our names to a completely new one.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do I have to change all of our names to some new family name to be a real family?
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wanted to have a family name with my new family.
  • UrbanBaby - Did you keep your maiden name? Why/why n... - Talk 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC newyork.urbanbaby.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Several Hindu communities in Kerala, the most notable being Nairs are matrilineal and the woman keeps her name even after marriage.^ Second reason: traditional, formal etiquette suggests that it is the only appropriate solution after divorce for the woman to maintain the name of either the husband with which a woman has the most children with (or even the only child) and if there were no children it is to be a hyphenated name of the first husband and the current.
  • Weddings - NAME CHANGE AFTER DIVORCE 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.partypop.com [Source type: General]

^ An article in Slate in 2004 even remarked that the number of women keeping their birth names after marriage was declining from 1990 to 2000 , though in those 10 years the Lucy Stone League was reborn, and one of their principles is “Name Choice Freedom” due to Lucy Stone being the first married woman to retain her birth name.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I even know one woman who has kept her husband's name for work-purposes, even though they are divorced, and she is off his register now.
  • Attachment Parenting Blog: "Japanese "Gender Equality" minister opposes maiden names?" 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.apparenting.com [Source type: General]

.Furthermore her children will take her family name, rather than their father's.^ Kids take the father's last name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ Their children will use her family name.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ My children carry their father’s name.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Kerala amongst Muslims, the husband's name and surname are added to the wife's name.^ I’m used to the mix of the husband’s name and the wife’s name.
  • Cultural Crossroad: What’s in a (Last) Name? — Ms. Adventures in Italy 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.msadventuresinitaly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Husband and wife taking a the wife’s middle name as their surname, etc.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So her husband has a different name from his wife and kids.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

.In example, if Jameela Khader Elongavan marries Habeeb Syed Pokakilath, she would change her name to Jameela Habeeb Pokakilath.^ We were getting married therefor I would change my name.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I did not change my name when we got married.
  • What's In A Name? A Bride-to-Be Reflects on Changing Her Surname - The Human Condition Blog - Newsweek.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blog.newsweek.com [Source type: General]

^ I got married this year and I knew I would always change my name.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

.One notable exception is the Tamil Muslim community where women continue to use their maiden names after marriage as the concept of surname is non-existent and also as a precaution against discrimination of converts based on their pre-Islamic caste identities.^ So I still use my maiden name.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have not used my maiden name for 27yrs.
  • Marriage names and Google rankings: A feminist 2.0 dilemma at Fem2pt0 : society’s issues + women’s voices 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fem2pt0.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Surname; right to retain maiden name .
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

.Christians generally follow the Western customs.^ Sometimes there is a good reason to deliberately refuse to follow a custom, for example if an anti-Christian practice was common in a new convert's culture.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Name Changes & Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

.Hindu women normally keep their birth names, but in the new generation, adding the husband's name is also observed.^ Each partner keeps his or her own birth name.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Chinese women do not take their husband's name.
  • Why do so many men expect a woman to take their surname after marriage while simultaneously refusing to consider changing theirs? | Answerbag 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.answerbag.com [Source type: General]

^ I am keeping my maiden name and adding his name.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

.For many of an Indian woman's official documents, the husband's name or father's name has to be mentioned as a legal guardian (e.g.^ He has the husband/father’s last name.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I even know one woman who has kept her husband's name for work-purposes, even though they are divorced, and she is off his register now.
  • Attachment Parenting Blog: "Japanese "Gender Equality" minister opposes maiden names?" 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.apparenting.com [Source type: General]

^ So if you would rather take your husband's name and eschew your father's, that's alright too.
  • The Bride's Guide: Ideas from the Editors of Martha Stewart Weddings: The Name Game 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blogs1.marthastewart.com [Source type: General]

applying for passport, applying for a bank account, etc.). .This is irrespective of whether the woman is considered a minor or an adult.^ As woman, we have to consider what we are committing to and what parts of our identities fade away, whether it be verbally or not.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

.In the state of Meghalaya, nobody changes any names ever.^ In the state of Meghalaya, nobody changes any names ever.
  • Being a Rapp: Marraige, Names & Feminism - Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My grandmother does the same but I think is convinced that They (the state, Social Security, somebody somewhere) change your name whether you like it or not.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ August 30, 2006 10:06 AM Mariemoe said: Also in NY State they now allow the guy to change his name to yours.
  • What's in a Name? - Sex on My Desk - a Blog by the Love & Sex Editor at iVillage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC sexonmydesk.ivillage.com [Source type: Original source]

.Everyone is known by the birth name for life.^ They were known as So-and-So Tai Tai (which meant Mrs. So-and-so), but were always still called by their birth-given name.
  • Did You Take Your Husband's Name? | Momversation 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.momversation.com [Source type: General]

^ He already has children with his name and I am very happy that we'll all have the same name because I love them as my own, but I will also have my birth name with me for the rest of my life and it can always be traced back to me.
  • What's in a Name? - Sex on My Desk - a Blog by the Love & Sex Editor at iVillage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC sexonmydesk.ivillage.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My other compromise would be to create a new name together, which would be annoying for everyone involved, but at least it would be about equality and creating a new life together.
  • My Finace Wants me to Change my Name, But I Don't Want to! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.tressugar.com [Source type: General]

.The birth first name is the name the parents choose for their child e.g.^ Who got to choose the name for your child?
  • Would you use a maiden name for your baby's middle name? - Parenting.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.parenting.com [Source type: General]

^ The birth first name is the name the parents choose for their child e.g.
  • Being a Rapp: Marraige, Names & Feminism - Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She married a "Majeski" whose first name and parent's names are currently unknown.

.Moonlight and the last name is, by default, the mother's last name.^ Moonlight and the last name is, by default, the mother's last name.
  • Being a Rapp: Marraige, Names & Feminism - Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Who is proud of his last name, and as I've told him, understands at 7 that when people aren't married children get their mother's last name.
  • His last name or mine? - Parenting.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.parenting.com [Source type: General]

^ June 11, 2007 1:12 PM [ 0 + I think that the idea of giving female children the mother's last name and vice versa is absolutely terrible!
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Iran

Iranians do not change their names upon marriage, although the Iranian women may be called 'Mrs. (husband's family name)' in daily life.

Japan

.In Japan, marriage law requires that married couples share a surname because they must belong to the same koseki (household).^ They share the same name.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I've got a couple of friends where, when they got married, she kept her name, and gave her surname to her daughter.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I was actually planning on changing my middle name before I actually get married so the marriage license will have the same name I will have later.
  • Kvetch: Changing Your Name => New York middle name change? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC kvetch.indiebride.com [Source type: General]

.Although it is customary for the wife to join her husband's family and thus take his surname, the husband may instead join his wife's family and take her surname.^ NO, but my decision to take my husband’s last name was because I wanted us to have a whole family unit last name and all….
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

^ The woman winds up standing apart from her family if her kids take her husband's name...
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ In the case of the "Sisterhood" that I submitted to the list a week or two back, the surname was so important to the younger woman that she abandoned not only her family when she joined up with the older woman but also her own name, her master's name and her husband's name, and specifically took the older woman's surname.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

.The latter is customary if the wife is the last of her family, particularly if her lineage has some significance.^ Some people never liked their last name to begin with, or they aren't close to their family and would rather associate themselves with a new name.
  • Last name: Keep it or change it? | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ Will they have a 4 word last name - LOL? I know some will argue about lineage, but I personally find that irrelevant.
  • What's in a Name? - Sex on My Desk - a Blog by the Love & Sex Editor at iVillage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC sexonmydesk.ivillage.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In some easter European countries, it is customary for a daughter to have as her last name a derivation of her mother's maiden name.
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Eldest sons are more likely to keep their family names than younger sons.^ Your idenity is more than a name.
  • What's in a Name? - Sex on My Desk - a Blog by the Love & Sex Editor at iVillage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC sexonmydesk.ivillage.com [Source type: Original source]

^ More than likely he emigrated with her and her parents.

^ Whichever name they like more.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.Though uncommon, foreign men who marry Japanese women may choose to join their wife's koseki and take her surname.^ I think that Jimmy hit the mark with this one; there isn't any moral preference for a wife to take her husband's surname, the reasons for doing so being wholly cultural.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Name Changes & Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When I got married, I figured I could take the name of my husband, who I did choose, or keep the name of my father, who I did not choose.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ Or I'll just offend them by saying something mean about women who do take their husband's name.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

.An example of this is Koizumi Yakumo, (born Lafcadio Hearn), a Greek-born Irishman who took his Japanese wife's name.^ Is there any one else out there who's husband took the wife's name?
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I work with a guy who took his wife’s name.
  • Changing Your Last Name With Marriage | The Frisky 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WHEN was Thomas born and, WHAT was the name of his wife?

.In the Japanese language it is common to avoid second and third person pronouns and instead refer to a person in conversation by their surname plus a title such as san which may indicate the relative rank, profession, or gender of the person but not his or her marriage status.^ If you doubt me, Google the title of the study, "Making a Name: Women's Surnames at Marriage and Beyond".
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This surname is not common and I found out that there could be such surname present in America.
  • Czeching Out Our Ancestors - May 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC iarelative.com [Source type: General]

^ JRuss75532@aol.com - Posted 21 May 1998 Researching: VELEHRADSKY Searching for information on persons having the surname Velehradsky.
  • Czeching Out Our Ancestors - May 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC iarelative.com [Source type: General]

.Many women who have well established careers or circles of friends may wish to continue to be referred to by their maiden name after they marry in order to maintain continuity at work or among their acquaintances.^ I kept my maiden name when I got married.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ PM on May 12, 2005 In Quebec women who marry keep their maiden name by default.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, when women got married, they seem to take on their husband’s first name as well.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

.However this is an informal practice not recognized by law, and a wife and husband may not use separate surnames in official settings.^ I don't even use my husband's name socially (besides the fact that his ex-wife continues to use his name socially :mad: ) .
  • Married name question [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Married Clarinda Feb 3, 1910 and lived together as husband and wife until May, 1914.
  • Page County, Iowa: divorces 1900 - 1921 part 1 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC iagenweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would have no problems using my husband's last name in social settings because in most situations it is more convenient .
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.Although women's rights groups have attempted to introduce legislation that would allow married couples to maintain separate surnames, a practice which in Japanese is referred to as fūfu bessei (夫婦別姓 lit.^ It is very common to have women keep their maiden name professionally but in certain social situations (perhaps school interviews ;), to allow themselves to be introduced as Mr. Mrs.
  • UrbanBaby - Did you keep your maiden name? Why/why n... - Talk 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC newyork.urbanbaby.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The answer of course is, the state of Pennsylvania, which requires married couples who do not have the same last name to file separate tax returns.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Please tell me how to address placecards for couples that are not married but are living together; do they get separate cards or does the card get both names?

."husband and wife, different-surname'
?)
, such legislation has not yet been enacted.^ However on another note, my current husband’s ex-wife has decided to keep his surname even though she has now remarried!
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted By: grossmutter (September 27, 2009 at 8:38 PM) It is true that in many countries the wife and husband do not have the same last name and each child has a different last name.
  • What's In A Name? A Bride-to-Be Reflects on Changing Her Surname - The Human Condition Blog - Newsweek.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC blog.newsweek.com [Source type: General]

^ Husband and wife taking a the wife’s middle name as their surname, etc.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Philippines

.Christians (as well as certain Muslims, Chinese Filipinos, and others) in the Philippines have traditionally followed naming patterns practiced throughout the Spanish-speaking world; i.e., the practice of having the father's surname followed by the mother's surname; the two being connected by the particle "y", which means "and" (ex.^ But let us remember that the two last names are the father's last name, and the mother's-father's last name.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ His father's name was Josef and his mother's was Maria.

^ So they have two middle names, one being my surname.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

Juan Agbayani y Lopez). .However, this practice changed when the Philippines became a United States colony in the early half of the 20th century.^ Zelisko of Prague/ (early 20th century)?
  • Czeching Out Our Ancestors - November 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.iarelative.com [Source type: General]

^ There is no record of Nick becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States, however his wife, Emma Knerr was born in the United States.
  • THE KNERR FAMILY 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.lamansky.com [Source type: General]

^ We did, however, take a whack at the name issue by changing our surnames altogether: Hence, Peter Wasel and Catherine Foster became Catherine Fosl and Peter Fosl.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

The order was reversed to the conventional American form "Given name-Middle name-Surname", which in this case is actually "Given name-Mother's maiden surname-Father's surname" (i.e. Juan Lopez Agbayani or simply Juan L. Agbayani). The particle "y" was also dropped.
.Currently, the middle name is usually, though not always, the mother's maiden name followed by the father's surname.^ I'm planning to change it to a name that is not currently part of my name, but my mother's maiden name.
  • Kvetch: Changing Your Name => New York middle name change? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC kvetch.indiebride.com [Source type: General]

^ If I were to take my mother’s maiden name, it would be her father’s name.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ None of them named for her father but one named for her mother.
  • Loftus Family Registry - Bulletin Board 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.loftusweb.com [Source type: General]

This is the opposite of what is done in Spanish-speaking countries and is similar to the way surnames are done in Portugal and Brazil.
.When a woman marries, she usually adopts the surname of her husband and uses her father's surname (her maiden surname) as her middle name, dropping her mother's maiden name (her former middle name).^ Thus, I kept my middle name and totally dropped the maiden.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I kept my maiden name when I got married.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ She always wanted to adopt her husband’s name.
  • POLITICO Forums:Congress: What's in a name? A career, for one thing - POLITICO.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC dyn.politico.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When a woman whose full maiden name is Maria Santos Cojuangco (where her mother's maiden surname is "Santos", and her father's surname is "Cojuangco") marries a man by the name of Juan L. Agbayani, her full name would become Maria Cojuangco Agbayani.^ Even a mother's maiden name is usually still her father's name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If I were to take my mother’s maiden name, it would be her father’s name.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anna's mother's maiden name was Maria Abeles, daughter of Markus Abeles.
  • Czeching Out Our Ancestors - November 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.iarelative.com [Source type: General]

For the sake of brevity, she would be usually known at the very least as Maria Agbayani; her maiden name is usually not mentioned or it may simply be abbreviated as an initial (i.e. Maria C. Agbayani). .In many cases, her maiden name may be mentioned.^ Quietgal at 3:04 PM on May 12, 2005 I've kept my maiden name and I've only gotten a few weird reactions at my last job.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His wife's first name was Rosina (maiden name unknown, born 1830, Moravia) and they may have been married in Moravia or in Texas.
  • Czeching Out Our Ancestors - May 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC iarelative.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally Posted by gwen cool, nice to know many of you guys (er, gals) will be keeping your maiden names.
  • Ladies, will you change your last name after marriage? | Women in Healthcare | Student Doctor Network 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.studentdoctor.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Consequently, her children will have Cojuangco as a middle name.^ Any children will have his last name and my last name as a middle name.
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

^ We have two children that have my husband’s last name, with my last name being one of their middle names.
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

^ The children have a first name, two middle names, one being my last name, and his last name.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

(ex. their child, Rafael Dominic, will have a full name of Rafael Dominic Cojuangco Agbayani or Rafael Dominic C. Agbayani). .Up until the middle of the 20th century, it was common for married Filipino women to insert the particle "de" ("of") in between the Maiden surname and Husband's surname (as in Maria Cojuangco de Agbayani or Maria C. de Agbayani), another common Spanish naming custom.^ When a woman marries she adds "de husband's-last-name" to the end.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ If they marry another “maiden-married” does the name become “maiden-married-maiden-married”?
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have heard of some women taking their married name as their middle name, but keeping their maiden name as it is.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, this practice is no longer common.^ Posted by: themissus 10/23/2009 The practice of women changing their last name is an old tradition used to have a purpose, but no longer does.
  • Should women change their name for marriage? ELLE.com investigates 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.elle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However my mother is still upset over 11 years later -- even though my father's name is a very common name, was not even the name he was born with, and her "maiden" name now no longer exists.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Married Filipino women who are professionals may choose to hyphenate their surnames (i.e. Maria Cojuangco-Agbayani, instead of simply Maria Agbayani or Maria C. Agbayani) , at least in professional use, and use it socially even if legal documents follow the above naming pattern.

Hungary

From Hungarian names#Married names
.There is a wide range of selection of a married name.^ In the case of a married woman, even if she changes her name upon marriage, there is nothing which forbids her from changing it back to her maiden name, as long as she does not do so for criminal or fraudulent purposes.
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ But I’ve also come to realize that there will be a time in my life when I have had my married name longer than my maiden name.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are also names of those who married into the family - Hussey, Fitzjohn, Peverell, Botreaux, Burnell and Moleyns.

.In the past (up to about the 18th century) noble women kept their names at marriage and children received their father's name.^ I am still up in the air about what I will do when I have children.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ My children carry their father’s name.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Women do not only change their names on marriage!
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

.(Non-nobles usually did not have a last name at all; it became compulsory only under the reign of Joseph II.^ When I married, I did take his last name.
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And so all of my kids have my last name.
  • Married name question [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We all have the same last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

) .When Hungary was under Habsburg rule and became influenced by Western European traditions, women became known by their husbands' names, e.g.^ AM on May 13, 2005 > I thought that 90-something percent of women took their husband's name.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I took my husband's last name I gues mostly out of tradition and expectations.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ So… just as a musing, what if hyphenating last names became the new ‘tradition?’ For example, if my boyfriend and I got married and hyphenated… we’d be the Sullins-Dulworths.
  • Changing Your Last Name With Marriage | The Frisky 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: Original source]

Szendrey Júlia, marrying Petőfi Sándor, became Petőfi Sándorné (the -né suffix approximately means "wife of", this is the Hungarian equivalent of "Mrs. John Smith"). This was both the law and the tradition until the 1950s. .During the Communist era of Hungary, great emphasis was put upon the equality of women and men, and from that time women could either choose to keep their birth names or took that of their husbands in the aforementioned form.^ I took my husbands last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Her children had been given her husband’s last name upon birth.
  • Changing Your Last Name With Marriage | The Frisky 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So I took my husbands name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.Still, most women took their husbands' names; most of the exceptions were artists.^ I took my husbands last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ So I took my husbands name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ As for me, my husband took my name.
  • Should women change their name for marriage? ELLE.com investigates 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.elle.com [Source type: Original source]

[citation needed]
Currently, the alternatives for a woman when she marries are the following (using the example of Szendrey Júlia and Petőfi Sándor – Júlia and Sándor are their given names, respectively):
  • Júlia can keep her birth name Szendrey Júlia (now very popular, especially among more educated women)
  • Júlia gives up her name, adds the suffix -né to her husband's full name, and will be called Petőfi Sándorné (rare among young brides)
  • Júlia adds the suffix -né to her husband's family name, adds her full name and will be called Petőfiné Szendrey Júlia
  • Júlia adds the suffix -né to her husband's full name, adds her full name and will be called Petőfi Sándorné Szendrey Júlia (not very popular these days, because it is long to write it down)
  • Júlia takes her husband's family name, keeps her given name and will be called Petőfi Júlia (the Western custom – somewhat rare)
.Since January 1, 2004 there is one more possibility: the hyphenation of names; also, now men can take their wives' surname too, since the law which gave this opportunity only to women was declared sexist and thus unconstitutional.^ Each partner takes a combined (hyphenated) name.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But now more and more women are choosing to keep their maiden name.

^ If I take her maiden name, then I'm the only one.
  • Kvetch: Changing Your Name => New York middle name change? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC kvetch.indiebride.com [Source type: General]

(Men still have fewer alternatives to choose from, though.) .Thus Júlia can become either Petőfi-Szendrey Júlia or Szendrey-Petőfi Júlia while Sándor either keeps his own name or hyphenates in either order.^ Want to keep your own name?
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most of my family either hyphenates my names or writes my last name.
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Something I'm thinking about is taking my girlfriend's last name in addition to my own, non-hyphenated and penultimate, while she takes mine, non-hyphenated and ultimate.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.Sándor can also become Petőfi-Szendrey Sándor, Szendrey-Petőfi Sándor or Szendrey Sándor, while Júlia either keeps her name or hyphenates, but changing names to each other's names (e.g.^ And what do you think of people who either keep their names or change them?
  • Did You Take Your Husband's Name? | Momversation 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.momversation.com [Source type: General]

^ I am planning on getting married before starting med school and will change my name to his and keep my middle name the way it is, not change it to my maiden name.
  • Ladies, will you change your last name after marriage? - Page 2 | Women in Healthcare | Student Doctor Network 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.studentdoctor.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So I ultimately decided to change my name, but keep my maiden name as my middle name.
  • My Finace Wants me to Change my Name, But I Don't Want to! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.tressugar.com [Source type: General]

Petőfi Sándor and Szendrey Júlia become Szendrey Sándor and Petőfi Júlia) is not allowed.
.The law that one can have a maximum of two last names still applies, if one or both of the partners already have a hyphenated name, they have to choose a maximum of two names or keep their birth names.^ But I also don't have the last name I was given at birth.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ They had no provision for hyphenated last names in their computer system.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They alternated naming them with his last name and hers.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.Both the bride and the bridegroom has to declare before the wedding which name she and he will use; also, they have to declare which surname their children will get (this can be changed up until the birth of their first child).^ Weddings and name changes .
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That is, on their birth certificates they have four names, first, middle, mine and his.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Their children will use her family name.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

.Children can get either parent's surname if that parent kept her or his surname in the marriage, but children born in the same marriage must have the same surname.^ Children will have the same name as the parents.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Three children born to this marriage.

^ Born to this marriage of Plaintiff and Defendant, Four (4) children, two of whom are Frank, aged 13 yrs and Mabel, aged 15 yrs.

.Since 2004 they can also get a hyphenated name, but only if both parents kept their birth names at least as a part of their new name (e.g.^ They said that their parents were both from Bohemia.
  • Czeching Out Our Ancestors - November 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.iarelative.com [Source type: General]

^ My kids have both names, hyphenated.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I kept my birth name and he kept his.
  • Should women change their name for marriage? ELLE.com investigates 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.elle.com [Source type: Original source]

if they kept their own names, or if one or both of them have hyphenated). .Currently children usually get their father's surname; hyphenating names is a rising trend.^ The children would then have the hyphenated name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ It's currently my father's last name.
  • Should women change their name for marriage? ELLE.com investigates 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.elle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I like the idea of hyphenating children's last names...
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

.The marriage of same sex partners is not allowed in Hungary, so they cannot legally use each other's names, unless going through the formal name change process.^ Legally they have 2 unhyphenated last names.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am not going to change my name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Women do not only change their names on marriage!
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

Netherlands

.In the Netherlands, married women will remain registered under their birth name, but may choose to use their husband's last name socially, or join both names.^ Changing my last name if I ever get married.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ As for me, if I ever get married, I'm keeping my last name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I took my husbands last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

.The latter is less common in everyday use, although someone may choose to use this convention in order to avoid confusion, for example after a recent marriage.^ In spite of the example set by the late actor, Zero Mostel , numbers do not seem to be popular elements for names, although people have tried to use them.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

.When both names are joined, this is done in the format of married name, followed by a hyphen, followed by the maiden name.^ I kept my maiden name when I got married.
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ As to the volumes a maiden or hyphenated name speaks: .
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If I get married I will most likely keep my maiden name or hyphenate.
  • Whose last name do your kids have? | Singlemommyhood.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.singlemommyhood.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is possible for men to use their wife's name, but this is rare.^ Wonder how many men take their wife’s name when they get married?
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

^ I don't even use my husband's name socially (besides the fact that his ex-wife continues to use his name socially :mad: ) .
  • Married name question [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If women are due absolutely the same rights and opportunity as men in hiring, pay, legal recourse and sexual pleasure then what possible reason can be offered to have them forfeit, or subordinate, a name at the altar they have used all their lives?
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

.The children are named after the father's name or the mother's name, the latter being rare.^ None of them named for her father but one named for her mother.
  • Loftus Family Registry - Bulletin Board 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.loftusweb.com [Source type: General]

^ His father's name was Josef and his mother's was Maria.

^ (Who is proud of his last name, and as I've told him, understands at 7 that when people aren't married children get their mother's last name.
  • His last name or mine? - Parenting.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.parenting.com [Source type: General]

Arabic-speaking countries

.In Muslim Arabic-speaking countries, women keep their full birth and family names and do not change their family names to their husbands'. This is because of the majority Muslim population within the Arab countries.^ Because my husband wanted to keep his too.
  • UrbanBaby - Did you keep your maiden name? Why/why n... - Talk 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC newyork.urbanbaby.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The majority of women in Korea don't change their family name when they get married either.
  • Should women change their name for marriage? ELLE.com investigates 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.elle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I married and i chose to keep my name because it is my family name and i am proud of it.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

.Islam requires that Muslim women do not change their family name upon marriage, as this might suggest a transfer of property ownership.^ But, most women do not know this, and change their names.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ If the names were different, I might have changed.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How selfish of them to not change their names upon marriage.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

.Under Islam, the woman retains her family name and identity as per Islamic law.^ Obviously she had retained her family name.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When a man and a woman get married, one has to go onto the "koseki" of the other, and their name automatically changes to that of the family register.
  • Attachment Parenting Blog: "Japanese "Gender Equality" minister opposes maiden names?" 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.apparenting.com [Source type: General]

^ The woman winds up standing apart from her family if her kids take her husband's name...
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

[Qur'an 33:5][23]
.However, some women either choose or are legally expected to carry their husbands' family name.^ Here is the passenger list, with the families of the passengers included (some of the children were either born in Massachusetts upon arrival, and were born in England or Holland and stayed behind.
  • Name Nerds! List of the Week 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.namenerds.com [Source type: General]

^ AM on May 13, 2005 > I thought that 90-something percent of women took their husband's name.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Or I'll just offend them by saying something mean about women who do take their husband's name.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

.This is the case in Egypt and the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan), where Islam is not the official state religion or Islamic sharia'a (law) is not the sole basis of the civil law of the country.^ How embarrassing for our country to have such laws in any state.
  • Changing Your Last Name With Marriage | The Frisky 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Egypt b) Jordan c) Lebanon d) Syria Question 585: Math & Science -- Colder Than Cold .

.In these cases, women carry their husbands' family name while keeping their original family name as a middle name, thus a woman would be known as "[First Name] [Original Family Name] [Husband's Family Name]". Examples of famous women who adopted their husband's family names: Jehan Sadat wife of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, Suzanne Mubarak wife of current Egyptian President Husni Mubarak, Asma al-Assad Wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah Queen of Jordan.^ Is there any one else out there who's husband took the wife's name?
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm planning on turning my current last name into my middle name and then adopting my husband's last name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ I picked the first and middle names, though.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

Malaysia

.Malay women will keep their given name forever.^ It was a given I would keep my name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The number of women keeping their maiden names is declining , not growing.
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But I do think the tide is turning toward more women keeping their names.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.Their name will be joined with their father's name using BINTI (daughter of) to become their full name.^ Husband's Last Name); I have become used to it.
  • Should I Keep My Maiden Name Professionally But Take My Husband's Name Personally? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.savvysugar.com [Source type: General]

^ But our daughter has her father's last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The father of my unborn child did not want me to use his last name (jerk) but I felt weird about giving her my ex’s (and my) name.
  • Whose last name do your kids have? | Singlemommyhood.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.singlemommyhood.com [Source type: Original source]

.Even after their marriage, they still use their full name.^ So I still use my maiden name.
  • A Becky By Any Other Name… at Mommy Wants Vodka 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mommywantsvodka.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My child’s dad is still furious at me because I gave our baby my surname, which happens to be my married name from my previous marriage.
  • Whose last name do your kids have? | Singlemommyhood.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.singlemommyhood.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Or would they come to realize that, if I didn't even take his name, that we aren't the same team we could - and should - have been.
  • JIMMY AKIN.ORG: Name Changes & Marriage 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimmyakin.org [Source type: Original source]

.E.g.: <Daughter's name> BINTI <Father's name>.^ Isn't there a culture where the daughters get the mother's name and the sons get the father's name??
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I hyphenated my name with the second marraige (for that "belonging" thing with my son) and my daughter got her father's name only.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Single-ISH Young Mother says: August 26, 2009 at 8:58 am My daughter has her father’s last name.
  • Whose last name do your kids have? | Singlemommyhood.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.singlemommyhood.com [Source type: Original source]

.For Example: (Boy name) Muhammad Khairullah Bin Azman and (Girl name) Nur Fatin Binti Azman.^ Kids are a nebulous concept at this point, but I kinda like the girls = Mom's name, boys = Dad's idea.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My brother and his girlfriend recently had a baby, and decided ahead of time that it would have her last name if a girl, his if a boy, which is one way to do it.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM on May 12, 2005 Here's what I wonder: For couples that have decided boys get his name, girls get hers, what happens when you have four boys?
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.Chinese Malaysian women also keep their surname.^ It seems a lot of women choose to keep their ex's surname so that it's the same as their kids'.
  • Married name question [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PM on May 12, 2005 Data point: in Korea all women keep their family surnames.
  • Weddings and name changes | Ask MetaFilter 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I come from a Chinese family, and in China, women keep their maiden names.
  • Discussion:Tell People You're Keeping Your Maiden Name - wikiHow 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.wikihow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They may let themselves be addressed as 'Mrs. (husband's family name)' or 'Madam (her own surname)'.

Other

.A less common, but growing, alternative is for the married couple to create a new non-hyphenated name.^ I hyphenated my name when I got married.
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

^ The partners blend their names to create a new name.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The couple was married at Troy, New York.
  • Sandusky County Chancery Court Records Collection at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.rbhayes.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This name may be a combination of letters from both surnames, it may be a name found on distant branches of both family trees, or it may be a new name altogether.^ Letter Z as a pointer to family and town names .
  • Russian Archival Research 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.bfcollection.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wanted to have a family name with my new family.
  • UrbanBaby - Did you keep your maiden name? Why/why n... - Talk 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC newyork.urbanbaby.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New family = new name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.This allows any children to have the same name and is equal in that both parties must give up their original surnames.^ Children will have the same name as the parents.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Both partners have to give up names of heritage.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What surname do you give the children?
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

.One example of this is Los Angeles, California, USA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.^ June 11, 2007 6:08 PM [ 0 + Fun What's in a Name Fact: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was born Antonio Villar, he and his wife Corina Raigosa combined their names to invent Villaraigosa.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arthur later moved to Los Angeles, California and appears in the 1930 census with his wife, Eileen and two children Arleen and Ross.
  • THE KNERR FAMILY 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.lamansky.com [Source type: General]

^ JANE CLARK janec@filmmcqueen.com I'm living in Los Angeles, California, with my husband, Bob, and little dog, Winston.

.Born Antonio Villar, upon marrying wife Corina Raigosa, fused their surnames into the present Villaraigosa.^ June 11, 2007 6:08 PM [ 0 + Fun What's in a Name Fact: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was born Antonio Villar, he and his wife Corina Raigosa combined their names to invent Villaraigosa.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My wife and I (okay, we’re not married, just shacked up for 18+ years) kept our surnames.
  • Why Did You Change or Keep Your Name When You Got Married? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I just got married last week; my wife took my surname and will forever be spelling her name to people.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.One possible criticism against this practice is that it makes families harder to trace via genealogy, though a counter-argument would be that it makes the mother's genealogical information easier to trace.^ I would love to make contact and learn about my Norwegian family.
  • Loftus Family Registry - Bulletin Board 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.loftusweb.com [Source type: General]

^ I think it's important for the kids to have his last name because mother/child bond is so strong due to pregnancy/nursing/hormones/etc and I think having the child and father not sharing a last name would perhaps make it harder for the father to feel a bond.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

^ I have this feminists make the statement that if they were going to take a man’s name, that it be better to be one *they* chose than one their *mother* chose… (hehe).
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

.In many countries a legal record must be filed in order to make this name change, which increases the level of complexity.^ You definately can do a legal name change.
  • Kvetch: Changing Your Name => New York middle name change? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC kvetch.indiebride.com [Source type: General]

^ I never legally changed my name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Changing your name is never easy; you must get a new driver’s license, passport, and credit cards.
  • Married or Maiden Name - Behind the Last Name Change | Elegala.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.elegala.com [Source type: General]

Islam

.Most scholars in Islam say that women are supposed to keep the name they were born with after marriage.^ So women who keep their last names after marriage are 'Stoners' or 'Lucy Stoners'.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ But, most women do not know this, and change their names.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Women do not only change their names on marriage!
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

Same-sex marriages

.Public and legal acknowledgment of same-sex marriage is relatively recent, though still rare.^ Not only can you, but it makes the "same-sex marriage will erode opposite-sex marriage" argument die on conservatives' lips.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think it will be interesting to see as same-sex marriage become more widespread whether there is any trend toward one partner changing their name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Yes, I actively acknowledge that this isn't remotely helpful to same-sex couples.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Trends in the nuptial naming practices associated with same-sex marriage have not yet been observed.^ Not only can you, but it makes the "same-sex marriage will erode opposite-sex marriage" argument die on conservatives' lips.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ June 11, 2007 1:58 PM [ 0 + Re: same-sex name changing.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ LUDINGTON - Looking for any info on this marriage, particularly the Ludington name and the ancestry of same.
  • Letter L - Queries and Surnames - Delaware County, NY Genealogy and History Site 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.dcnyhistory.org [Source type: General]

.LGBT people may make such decisions on an individual basis.^ I trust that the vast majority of adult women can make these decisions based on their individual experiences and circumstances.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While I may at a later date, that's my decision to make and my husband recognizes that.
  • My Finace Wants me to Change my Name, But I Don't Want to! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.tressugar.com [Source type: General]

^ I'm conscious of it, though, and I don't walk around telling people that I am making this decision DESPITE society's expectation that this is what I ought to do.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In some civil law jurisdictions like the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, same-sex spouses or registered partners have the same legal options as heterosexual spouses to acquire, or—in the case of the Netherlands—use, the other partner's surname.^ Not because of any tradition thing or so forth, but because there is only one other person in Australia with the same surname as me, and that's my father.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the case of a divorce the hyphenated partner can simply use a marking pen on the old stationary instead of throwing it all out.
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Can I get my name legally changed to my fiance’s surname but still use my last name on all my documents until I am ready to actually TELL that my last name changed.
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

Legal status of name changes at marriage

.Laws respecting married names vary.^ I honesty think that this law is a great idea becuase married couples should hyphenate their names to signify unity.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is this odd law in GA that you can not drop your first name when you get married, UNLESS you change it with the Federal Government first (SSN and/or Passport).
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My friend who got married many years after law school and loved her middle name goes by first name, middle name initial, maiden name initial, last name.
  • Married name question [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

.In areas whose legal systems derive from the English common law—such as most parts of the USA, Canada, and the UK—a name change usually does not require much legal action, because a person can choose to be known by any name (except with intent to defraud).^ It doesn’t matter that much to me who does the name changing.
  • Mormon Mentality - Thoughts and Asides by Peculiar People » What’s in a Name? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.mormonmentality.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Change of name of adopted person .
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ You definately can do a legal name change.
  • Kvetch: Changing Your Name => New York middle name change? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC kvetch.indiebride.com [Source type: General]

.Married persons who take their spouse's name must get a new driver's license and National Insurance or Social Security card, etc., and inform the company they work for, etc.^ Step two: Take new Social Security card and marriage license to DMV. Done.
  • FARK.com: (4752011) The DMV is destroying the hearts and minds of married women who've changed their names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When I married, I did take his last name.
  • Last Name - So Frustrating! [Archive] - CookingLight.com Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.cookinglight.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Which name do they take?
  • Surnames and Her-names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jimwegryn.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, the legal process for a name change due to marriage is, in many jurisdictions, still simpler and faster than for other kinds of name change.^ I still change my name?
  • What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet | BlogHer 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.blogher.com [Source type: General]

^ Jurisdiction to grant change of name .
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Women do not only change their names on marriage!
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

.In many jurisdictions whose legal systems derive from the civil law—such as France, Spain, Belgium, the Canadian province of Quebec, and the U.S. state of Louisiana—however, the default position is for a woman's "legal name" to remain the same throughout life: Citizens there who wish to change their names legally must usually apply to do so via a formal procedure.^ Who'd get whose name?
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jurisdiction to grant change of name .
  • Names and Name Changes in CT 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.jud.ct.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ In the state of Meghalaya, nobody changes any names ever.
  • Being a Rapp: Marraige, Names & Feminism - Community 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC community.feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In 2007, Michael Buday and Diana Bijon enlisted the American Civil Liberties Union and filed a discrimination lawsuit against the state of California. .According to ACLU, the obstacles facing a husband who wishes to adopt his wife's last name violate the equal protection clause provided by the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.^ My wife kept her last name.
  • FARK.com: (4752011) The DMV is destroying the hearts and minds of married women who've changed their names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ Telemarketers/mailers calling the husband by the wife's last name and the wife by the husband's last name.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

^ My soon to be husband has a son who shares his last name.
  • Girl's Gone Child: No Shame in a Name 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.girlsgonechild.net [Source type: Original source]

[24] .At the time of the lawsuit, only the states of Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York and North Dakota explicitly allow a man to change his name through marriage with the same ease as a woman.^ Kvetch: Changing Your Name => New York middle name change?
  • Kvetch: Changing Your Name => New York middle name change? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC kvetch.indiebride.com [Source type: General]

^ They settled in New York state.
  • Loftus Family Registry - Bulletin Board 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.loftusweb.com [Source type: General]

^ I changed my name when I got a new job.
  • Heidi Klum takes Seal's last name: Do you have the same name as your kids? - Child Caring - Boston.com 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

.As a result of the lawsuit, a California state lawmaker introduced a bill to put a space on the marriage license for either spouse to change names.^ Also- I live in NYC. My marriage license has my name changed.
  • Kvetch: Changing Your Name => New York middle name change? 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC kvetch.indiebride.com [Source type: General]

^ Women do not only change their names on marriage!
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I never changed my name after marriage.
  • Ladies, will you change your last name after marriage? - Page 2 | Women in Healthcare | Student Doctor Network 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC forums.studentdoctor.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8]

Genealogy

.Most genealogists prefer to refer to a mother by her maiden name when they are constructing a pedigree, whether in chart form such as a family tree or in some written form.^ Some believe her maiden name was "Drury."

^ When they had a second son, they gave him the mother's family name.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When they had kids, some of the kids got her name and some got his.
  • Women of Reddit: Do you plan (or did you) on changing your last name if/when you get married? : AskReddit 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.reddit.com [Source type: General]

.This convention is used because it is a concise way of presenting genealogical information.^ Feel Free to use this information in any way.
  • Welcome to Bushwhacker Museum 20 September 2009 9:57 UTC www.bushwhacker.org [Source type: General]

^ AIM7 is particularly nasty in this way because of the > > > "signal_test" subtest that uses a flurry of kill() signals and keeps > > > kill_something_info/kill_proc_info busy holding the tasklist_lock.
  • SourceForge.net: Linux Scalability Effort: lse-tech 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC sourceforge.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AIM7 is particularly nasty in this way because of the > "signal_test" subtest that uses a flurry of kill() signals and keeps > kill_something_info/kill_proc_info busy holding the tasklist_lock.
  • SourceForge.net: Linux Scalability Effort: lse-tech 6 February 2010 12:40 UTC sourceforge.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Thus they would write (or show on a pedigree chart) a child as e.g.^ Why would a couple in Washington, DC be denied a birth certificate for their child because they gave their baby the mother's last name?
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They had two girls and decided that the second child would have the mother's last name.
  • Women Taking Husbands' Names Discussion/April 1998 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.h-net.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They'd considered hyphenation for us kids, but that would have resulted in an ultra-long, ultra-Germanic mess to write down on forms, so it got ditched pretty quickly.
  • What's in a name? - Feministing 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC feministing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.the son of John Smith and Mary Brown. One reason among others that is argued among certain scholars of Islam is that the woman should keep the last name she was born with in order to maintain the acknowledgment of her lineage.^ I am not married but have children and my last name is the one I was born with.
  • Changing Your Last Name With Marriage | The Frisky 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Should a woman change her name?
  • FARK.com: (4752011) The DMV is destroying the hearts and minds of married women who've changed their names 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I chose to keep my last name.
  • I Didn’t Change My Name When I Got Married | The 36-Hour Day | Work It, Mom! 10 January 2010 6:59 UTC www.workitmom.com [Source type: General]

Notes

  1. ^ Compact Oxford English Dictionary, "née"
  2. ^ a b More men taking wives' last names, USA Today, March 20, 2007, last accessed May 29, 2008.
  3. ^ New Feminist. "There'll Be Some Changes Made." http://newfeminist.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/therell-be-some-changes-made/
  4. ^ a b c d Spender, Dale. Man-Made Language (1980), pp 24-25 of 1985 2nd Ed.
  5. ^ Stannard, Una (1977). Mrs Man. GermainBooks, San Francisco. ISBN 0-914142-02-X, pp. 1-384 (the whole book).
  6. ^ http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/lowland16/
  7. ^ The Maiden Name Change Debate
  8. ^ a b "Man files lawsuit to take wife's name". Archived from the original on 2007-01-14. http://web.archive.org/web/20070114123109/http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070112/ap_on_re_us/take_my_wife_s_name. 
  9. ^ Stannard, Una (1977). Mrs Man. GermainBooks, San Francisco. ISBN 0-914142-02-X, pp. 239-277.
  10. ^ Stannard, Una (1977). Mrs Man. GermainBooks, San Francisco. ISBN 0-914142-02-X, pp. 277-282.
  11. ^ Women's E-News. "D.C. Couple Find They Must Give Son His Dad's Name." http://www.womensenews.org/story/cheers-and-jeers/020525/dc-couple-find-they-must-give-son-his-dads-name
  12. ^ Tucker, Neely. "Alexander's Last Name is Illegal." The Washington Post, May 15, 2002.
  13. ^ Tennessee State Code. Title 68. Chapter 3. Part 3. 68-3-305. Father's name on birth certificate. -Surname of child. http://www.state.tn.us/tccy/tnchild/68/68-3-305.htm
  14. ^ Hillary Drops Her Maiden Name, The Brisbane Times, April 30, 2007, last accessed August 31, 2008.
  15. ^ Levin, Josh (2008-01-30). "In What City Did You Honeymoon? And other monstrously stupid bank security questions". Slate. http://www.slate.com/id/2183030/pagenum/all/. 
  16. ^ Gleanings from the mails; Maiden names. How an old Québec law annoys married women, lawyers, and tax-collectors, from the Montreal Witness, reprinted by The New York Times, 10 August 1880 (Accessed 1 April 2008)
  17. ^ Civil Code of Québec, March 14, 2008 (accessed April 3, 2008)
  18. ^ Québec newlywed furious she can't take her husband's name, by Marianne White, CanWest News Service, 8 August 2007 (Accessed 1 April 2008)
  19. ^ http://vosdroits.service-public.fr/F77.xhtml
  20. ^ BGB - Einzelnorm( article in German)
  21. ^ Doppelname als Familienname(article in German)
  22. ^ Art. 55 Ley de Registro Civil -Civil Register Law(article in Spanish)
  23. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Islam; see Help:Cite error.
  24. ^ ABC News: ABC News

See also


Simple English

A maiden name is the family name a woman has before she marries. A married name is the family name taken by a married person at the time of the marriage.

Some people prefer to use the term birth name instead of maiden name. The phrase birth name can be used by a man if he changes his name when marrying.

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