I Think Men Should Take a Womans Surname When They Marry

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    I Don't Care...

    If the girl I marry takes my last name or keeps her own... But there's no way I'm changing my last name. Lawrence Watson is who I am, and Lawrence Watson is who I'll be.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    12 Responses Jan 14, 2009

    Do What You Want

    Decision to Change or Not Change Your Name is a Major Decision Because names are very much a part of your identity and heritage, the decision to retain your birth name or not is a major one. It is not unusual today for a woman to keep her maiden name professionally, and to use...
    Dracena Dracena
    22-25, F
    14 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    Maybe Not "Should"

    I don't agree with "Should" take her name but Why can we not have the choice?
    0hBrandie 0hBrandie
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2013

    When My Husband Became A Woman, I Realized I Was A Sexist

    When my husband transitioned, it made me face all of the terrible gender stereotypes I carry around. August 11, 2009 |   Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest...
    annemarielongueuil annemarielongueuil
    51-55, F
    Feb 10, 2013

    My Reason For Disagreeing

    I mean no disrespect for those who have different views on this subject. I believe that women should take their husband's surname for one simple reason:men cannot carry a child. I am sure that at face value this seems like a strange reason but hear me out. A woman gets to...
    Vyppaaa11 Vyppaaa11
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 11, 2013

    Male Wife....

    Taking a Woman's surname in marriage? Absolutely! In reality however females have yet and may never embrace the total freedom and role swap they could enjoy by marrying a male wife. As I've said in other stories before, females want their cake and eat it too. Being our...
    leachera leachera
    51-55, T
    7 Responses Jun 11, 2011

    Men Should Take Their Wifes Name

    Women are normally the head of the house whether the man admits it or not. (alot of men won't admit it because of their macho feelings) And, alot of the older women in my age group (60 to 70) like to say that its a 50/50 marriage, but lets face it, in MOST successful marriages...
    karen42 karen42
    66-70, M
    8 Responses Apr 4, 2012

    I would love to find a woman

    so controlling and dominant, that I marry, and agree to serve, be willing to give me her name.
    captbanz captbanz
    46-50, M
    Feb 7, 2014


    Okay, I have to comment on this group. Why the holy hell do women make such a big deal out of this? I'm taking my husband's name when/if I get married. Gawd. Why are there so many men bashers on EP?  There is something wrong with you men bashing women. Poor guys...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    26 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    I Think Men Should Take A Womans Surename When They Marry

    When I get married I will use my wife's surname.This is why I think this way.Because I believe that the woman takes control of thing.Like they woman gos shopping,gets the food and pays the bills.The only thing a man is good for is to work and give his wife his check the pay the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 27, 2012

    I Would Be Proud To Take A Womans Name In Marriage

    Women have traditionally takens mens last names when married. This really seems backwards to me. Women ARE the superior gender and they are proving it more and more everyday. I am unfortunately a male and I say unfortunately because I would love to be a woman. I love everything...
    sissypriscilla sissypriscilla
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Apr 16, 2011

    i would love to be Called Mrs.

    ________ and take her name. put a dog collar on with property of my Queen if found you can call her.
    deleted deleted
    May 15, 2015


    I would prefer that my future wife (that is assuming for so many things to happen) to keep her last name, I have never met my father, lose my mind when he calls, aboslutely hate the fella but cannot deny the fact that he is a (regrettably so) a part of me, so I would prefer...
    RodAox RodAox
    Feb 3, 2009

    I don't think it matters much,

    but my dad took my mom's name when they were married. Mostly because of family issues. He felt more a part of her family than his own. At least that's what he's told me. I've never known full details.
    QuietGirl93 QuietGirl93
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2014

    Why Not?

    I wish I would have kept mine.  I went from a really easy one, to one NO ONE pronounces right!  Let the men change their SSN cards, driver-s licenses, etc.  And don't worry guys - you can hyphenate! : )
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    20 Responses Dec 17, 2008
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