Should women/Girls keep their Maiden Name after marrying?Watch
This will then also translate into their children requiring both parents names in their Passports in case they are traveling with one parent to clear immigration and prove the paternity/Maternity.
But really, why not let the girls decide?
Only if its funny, I know a man call Knutt and hoping he would marry a woman called Hazel but he did not. Like wise if a woman called Chelsea married a man with the surname Bunn, she should definitely change her name.
As long as a mother who has a different name to her child, carries her child's birth certificate with her, then quite frankly there should be no issues in terms of using a passport. The mother's passport is her identification. That should be enough.
I'm only 18, marriage will be some way off for me, but I'm already adamant I will keep my surname. It's uncommon (only a few thousand with it in the UK), people always comment what a lovely surname it is, and I don't want to lose it. I would pass my name on to any children as well. The only exception to this would be, is in the unlikely situation that I marry someone with an even nicer last name!
I’d definitely keep my name, I love this history behind it. If I had kids they’d get my name too, if the guy wanted in on the family name he’s welcome to change his. He can give his last name to the babies he painfully pushes out of his body.
unless the woman was already famous or something .. as a man I would be offended if she refused to take my name.
I'm not really keen on marriage anyway, and most likely my response would be "no, name, no marriage.."
If you want to keep your maiden name, by all means, you should be free to do so.
If you want to take your husband's name, feel free as well.
Your name, your choices. This should not even be up for discussion!