Should women/Girls keep their Maiden Name after marrying?

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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.
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Of course they should. Why should they give up on their surnames just because they got married?
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Of course they should. Why should they give up on their surnames just because they got married?
I absolutely agree with this but many don’t keep their maiden names. Some professional girls have all their educational certificates in their maiden names. This will help them to use easily their certificates too.
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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.
When I get married, I’d want to change my surname if my SO’s surname was cool. If it was something ordinary like ‘Smith’ (no offence to any Smiths ) then I probably won’t

But really, why not let the girls decide?
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When I get married, I’d want to change my surname if my SO’s surname was cool. If it was something ordinary like ‘Smith’ (no offence to any Smiths ) then I probably won’t
It is good to have a choice and you don’t feel that there is a compulsion here.
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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.
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It should be up to them what they do.
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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.
One of my mums friends surname is Dho and she married a man whose surname is Nutt so now theyre Dho-Nutts 😂
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Entirely a personal choice but I did because we wanted, and had, children. We are a family and share everything, including surnames
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(Original post by Dyingfrog)
Of course they should. Why should they give up on their surnames just because they got married?
i agree i feel as if we were to adopt our husband's surname as our own then we are the property of men.
we have the right to keep our maiden name!
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It's an entirely personal choice.

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!
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It should be down to personal preference.
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people should be able to choose whatever name they like for themselves at, say, age 16. if you think that Susan Jones is not really you then change it to Princess Lavabomb Nando Serviette.
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people should be able to choose whatever name they like for themselves at, say, age 16. if you think that Susan Jones is not really you then change it to Princess Lavabomb Nando Serviette.
Or Princess Consuela Banana Hammock
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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.
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Their choice?
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Or Princess Consuela Banana Hammock
hmmm there are too many of those :emo:

for boys ...

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hmmm there are too many of those :emo:

for boys ...

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Went to school with that guy. Was as much of a douche as his name suggests.
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(Original post by cat_mac)
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.."
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Every woman should do what they want to do. We are nolonger in 1900 where you had to do what the man wanted you to do.

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!
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