Traditionally when a woman gets married she take her husband’s last name, right? I mean growing up that’s what I thought. Recently, I have come to find the tradition of taking on your husband’s last name is a thing of the past. Many of the marriages I have witness or have known the woman either hyphenate her last name or simply keep her last name. Now is it me or is something wrong with that?
I asked a friend of mines, would you want your wife to take your last name? He said yes, and I then asked what if she wanted to hyphenated it? He didn’t like that. He agreed with me, it didn’t make sense.
I don’t understand, women stress about getting a title and when the man proposes marriage, the woman doesn’t want to take on his last name. Seems stupid to me, but maybe I’m just a traditional kind of girl.
I’ve heard many excuses as to why and some of them legit. Like when a woman has a child(ren) pervious to the union and their kids share their last name. I can understand the thought of hyphenating the last name, but can’t you hyphenate your child’s name? Or talk this over with your potential husband and the child’s father (if they are around).
Fellaz, how would you feel if you soon-to-be wife didn’t want to take your name or hyphenate her name?
Ladies, would you take your soon-to-be husband’s last name? If not, why? If you agree with me share your two cents.