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Kathryn1985 Kathryn1985 26-30, F 34 Answers Nov 11, 2012 in Marriage

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Whatever floats their boat.

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typical guy reaction to anything and everything.

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Of the very many questions, I have answered on ep, this the second time I have used that term. I don't see that it matters. It is none of anyones business, other than the couple envolved.

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who voted for your answer besides you...

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I have noticed that the whole deal with hyphens are about status and power. Those that have made it in society prefer to keep their last name to uphold their standing within the pecking order. Its like when two major companies merge they both keep their names so to be recognized and remain at the top. Its more or less a contractual obligation. <br />
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Celebrities do this for three reasons... 1} Because the studios want them to be recognized by their previous name as a selling point ... 2} Because the vast majority of celebs do not use their real names to begin with ... 3 } Hollywood is all about ego and the vast majority of celebs believe their own hype and would not even consider dropping their last name for someone they will drop at the end of the year anyway.<br />
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I have done searches pertaining to the legal ramifications to the " believed " equality of keeping one's " maiden" name but have yet to see anything pertaining to something that should in my estimation be considered as the number one reason to consider taking the last name of another. <br />
When you take on your significant other's last name it is { or should be } a declaration to the whole world proclaiming your love for that one person, and that that person is the one that you choose above all others. It is sad that that reason is hardly considered anymore.

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Famous people do it for the same reason as corporations do, to protect the "brand". Their old work stays credited under their name at the time, too, which makes things confusing if they change it -- just look at Jessica Hynes/Stevenson.

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Or you could keep looking until you find someone with the same last name...Or Maryy a cousin hahahah

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I'm a personal believer in taking the man's name. For me there's a certain romance in doing it that way, and there's something that feels very solid and coherent about mother, father and children all being known as "The Joneses".

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She should do whatever works for her.<br />
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Some women like to retain their last name because for professional reasons or just to retain some of their "identity".<br />
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Whatever they choose ... that's their option.

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I did both, kept my own and added my husband's

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I don't think it matters.

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Unfortunately you are associated with a few stereo-typical types of women when you choose not to take his name. You have to decide whether you care about what people think of you ba<x>sed on a name. My guess is you dont. And you shouldnt.

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i like the hybrid hyphenation option as it shows the woman has her own identity but is lovingly taken as well: altho the respective surnames does contribute to the decision:<br />
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Kathryn Black hyphenated with Charles **** - hmmm - probably not?

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One for work! One for pleasure!....... If i'd doubled barreled mine there would have been two to spell out to everyone....<br />
Have bank accounts in both.

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Float the trial ballon: My Dearest, my lovey-dovey, my Dr. Cuddles, my Maestro-fingers, my Renaissance Man-of-the-new-millenium.........Well......How about you take my name instead of the other way around?

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I do have the better last name.

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How about you both pick a new name together?<br />
Makes you think about identity, and meaning. You could create a whole new collective persona.<br />
"Mr. And Mrs. Smith?"<br />
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But I think, knowing you, you are best off hyphenated.

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Go with what your comfortable with. It could be the traditional change your name to your husbands, keeps your name or yep go the 2 dads name.<br />
From a guys point of view it is an honour for the woman to take his name.<br />
Although I did work with a woman whos maiden name was Gerkin and when she married she became a Frizby......................no winner at all there.

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It's up to her. If she hyphenates then that makes a mighty long name like; tikitikitembonosaremboperiberiruchipipberipenbo. So, she should just take my name and blend in.<br />
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(Taken from the children's story Tiki Tiki Tembo, by Arlene Mosel)

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the mongoose

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I use my husband's name on check books and credit cards only. My name is recognized in my profession- no way

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Personally, I'll take they're last name if it sounds cool. It's okay for me to lose my last name. "A rose by any other name smells just as sweet" ;)

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The word itself: "hybrid-hyphenation". Who thought about that? Makes all my nice ideas disappear immediately. Than there are real awkward combinations. Like Mr en Mrs Hor-Ny or Mr and Mrs Odd-Fellow. Let's keep it the way it is please?<br />
I still prefer Misses.<br />
xWanna

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If tou choose to use both names, what will your kids be?? Personally, I think it is much easier to follow the tradition and take his name. It's less confusing for everyone.

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I hyphenated mine...I like it, but at 13 letters it gets annoying sometimes. :p

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Yup, for me it would be 15 letter plus the little ol' hyphen.

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It doesn't really matter either way to be honest. I've done both. First time I married I took my husband's name. There seemed no reason not to. Second time I married I went back to using my maiden name and have kept it ever since. It's a personal choice and shouldn't really make any difference to anyone else.

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