Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    In Britain today, is it still common for the woman to change her surname to the husbands surname after marriage, or is this practice considered sexist?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Still very common from the people I know who've gotten married the past few years.

    Looking at it as sexist is just looking too deep into it. It's not like the male gets a dominant satisfaction from it. But still, it's optional to take a husband's name, keep your name, have a joint name or have a new name altogether.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock

    No but you can have it changed to anything, tbh when I get married I wouldn't mind taking my wifes name or changing it all together.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Yes but i wouldn't say it is a sexist thing but tradition that has been adopted through out the ages. Some people (like my sister) will get their second name for professional reasons.
    • Very Important Poster
    Offline

    22
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    I have a few friends who when their wife married them, their wife kept their maiden name.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    it's still very common, but it's also pretty common for a woman to keep her name. In my experience it's more common to change it than to not.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    I wouldn't mind too much tbh as long as he wasn't like 'muhaha you're mine now'
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    still common, I would like my future wife to take my name but no biggy if she doesnt.

    I would just really like to call her "mrs. (my name)" . I thinks its optional to change it professionly so at work she could be "miss (her name)" and "mrs (my name)" in social situations.
    Offline

    8
    ReputationRep:
    I've never really thought of it as a sexist practice, and the married people I know agree with me. My mum chose to keep her married name even after she got divorced from my dad.

    But if the girl I married had a problem with it, I'd be okay with changing my name to hers or going double-barreled.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    It's a traditional thing. My mum kept her maiden name when my parents got married, but I'll change my name.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    When i get married i only want to change my surname to my husband's because my one sounds so atrocious....
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I'd like to take my husbands name when i get married
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by 0range)
    Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock

    No but you can have it changed to anything, tbh when I get married I wouldn't mind taking my wifes name or changing it all together.
    Firstly, BE A MAN.

    Second, every time I see someone with a double barrel surname I want to shoot them. So unnecessary, and they only do it because they have this misguided idea it makes them "more special" in some way :facepalm2:

    Ultimately, I would say I'd be alright with my wife keeping her name, but our kids would have to have my name. Only my name, no double barrel bulll****.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CasualSoul)
    I wouldn't mind too much tbh as long as he wasn't like 'muhaha you're mine now'
    is it weird that i would find that such a turn on if my future husband said it to me :eek:
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nemogirl)
    is it weird that i would find that such a turn on if my future husband said it to me :eek:
    no just funy :rofl:
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    I changed my name when I got married.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CasualSoul)
    no just funy :rofl:
    :o: i'm so weird lol
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    Yep, as said its looking too deep into it to call it sexist.

    We live in a society that just about anything can be seen as sexist if you look hard enough, or racist or whatever.

    I see it that if my wife wants to take it, its easier to think of ourselves as a family rather than worry about what the kids are called.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    I don't think I would mind whatever my future wife does. After all regardless of her name, we'd still be married.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nemogirl)
    :o: i'm so weird lol
    aw lol
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: January 1, 2013
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.