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    (Original post by iEatMuFFiNS)
    I'll take my wife's name, and in return she can have my balls :rolleyes:
    Lololol. Made my day. Anyway I think it's up to a couple. I knew some guys who even wanted to opt for their lady's last name because they weren't happy about theirs
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    it should be a choice. most take on the husband's name as tradition. i want to keep my surname though
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    Should be a choice. I took my husband's name because it was easier to spell and pronounce. Sometimes I wish I use both names though
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    (Original post by StevieA)
    Marriage certificates in Eng&Wal only contain the fathers' name and job, the mum isn't even mentioned. Strong patriarchy.
    Well it's the father's birthname, which was also given to his daughter, and his daughter is about to get given someone else's birthname. What exactly is the problem here?
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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    Well it's the father's birthname, which was also given to his daughter, and his daughter is about to get given someone else's birthname. What exactly is the problem here?
    I don 't have a problem with it but a bunch of feminists are trying to get the mum's name on there too.
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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    I think they should be because when men marry women, they cease to be the property of their father and become the property of their new husband and the wife must be labelled as such.
    It's 2014 women haven't been viewed as being property of men for a long time.

    I think it's personal choice myself. I probably would take my husbands surname when/if I get married, not really thought much about it tbh.
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    Don't care. Any future wife of mine can do what she likes regarding her last name.
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    (Original post by StevieA)
    I don 't have a problem with it but a bunch of feminists are trying to get the mum's name on there too.
    It's interesting that they ignore all the reasons we do things in marriage but still seem attached enough to the institution to want to change things. This doesn't sound much like common sense at all.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Don't care. Any future wife of mine can do what she likes regarding her last name.
    Wouldn't you feel a little emasculated if she chose for both of you to have last name? (because of 'tradition')

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    (Original post by karmacrunch)
    Wouldn't you feel a little emasculated if she chose for both of you to have last name? (because of 'tradition')

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    You mean we both had her family's last name?
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    Surnames are a product of patriarchal family traditions. I say we vote to ban surnames altogether! End this tyranny! My suggestion is that we just have numbers rather than names. That way we will be equal.
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    I'll probably keep my own name. At a push I might double barrel it. Just seems like a lot of effort to change it though.
    I've had my name for 21 years...why should I change it?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    You mean we both had her family's last name?
    Yes, sorry!

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    (Original post by karmacrunch)
    Yes, sorry!

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    I said she can do what she likes with her name. Mine is staying just how it is.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    I said she can do what she likes with her name. Mine is staying just how it is.
    Yeah I know but won't that look strange if you have two different surnames. If that's even possible? :confused:

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    I say let people do what they want, but I think it's nice when a couple has the same name because it symbolises that they're family
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    No, it should be a choice. I'm not sure whether I'd want to change my name if I got married, but I'd be sad to lose mine as it's quite unusual.


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    Should be their choice, same if men want to take their wifes last name. I think I'd choose whichever last name I liked better.
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    (Original post by Welsh_insomniac)
    Surnames are a product of patriarchal family traditions. I say we vote to ban surnames altogether! End this tyranny! My suggestion is that we just have numbers rather than names. That way we will be equal.
    We should go one step further and just have massive bar codes tattooed onto our forheads, that's probably where we're going to end up anyway
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    They should (and do) have the choice.
 
 
 
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