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Changing Your Last Name

I Didn't Keep My Maiden Name

Brita Long | Posted 10.05.2015 | Weddings
Brita Long

I'm a feminist. I didn't keep my maiden name. But I didn't change my last name either. If a woman doesn't change her last name upon marriage, she does not keep her maiden name. She keeps her last name.

What's in a Name?

Dana McKenna | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
Dana McKenna

I decided to change my last name. Not back to my maiden name; no, I hadn't been that person for nearly 20 years. And I didn't want to wait until after the divorce, I wanted to do it now. It was a further step to heal, another step in the direction to reclaim my own life. And it was the right decision.

4 Practical Reasons I Kept My Maiden Name

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Weddings
Kate Van Dellen

Everyone has their own reasons, maybe you share some with me or maybe you have your own. Keeping your name or not, as long as your authentic to the voice inside of you, I'm proud. Keep being you.

Why Maybe I Should NOT Have Taken My Wife's Last Name

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 05.10.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I intended the article to be a sweet little love story, but it certainly hit a nerve bigger than the sciatic. And I get it. The decision whether to take your spouse's last name, keep yours, combine both or pick a new one entirely is an important one.

'My Husband Didn't Take My Last Name'

Brita Long | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings
Brita Long

When Dan told me he didn't plan on taking my last name, I felt like less of a woman.

Why It Was Worth Every Last Penny To Get My Maiden Name Back Post-Split

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 12.07.2014 | Divorce
Karen Ann Kennedy

Getting married didn't only result in a name change, it resulted in a change of my entire identity. I was now a wife. I was part of a couple. I became a 'Mrs.' -- a spouse. And then when I got divorced, I became a statistic.

Why I'm Not Changing My Last Name For Marriage

Reflective Bride | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weddings
Reflective Bride

To me, as it would be for many other people, my name is my identity. If someone asks you "who are you?" the answer that you give is your first and last name. For me, my name is who I am.

8 Women Reveal Why They Refused To Change Their Last Names

Posted 07.09.2013 | Weddings

A May 2013 survey conducted by Facebook in partnership with the Daily Beast found that as many as 65 percent of married women in their 20s and 30s had...

Why I'm Glad I Took My Husband's Last Name

Halley Knigge | Posted 08.25.2013 | Weddings
Halley Knigge

When I say I was never the kind of girl to take my husband's name, I'm not kidding. I never gave the subject a great deal of thought, but knew it wasn't in the plans for me.

WATCH: Vanessa Lachey Reveals Why She Changed Her Name

Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings

Vanessa Lachey, formerly Minnillo, raised a few eyebrows when she took husband Nick Lachey's last name after marrying him in 2011. On Wednesday, the "...

Surprising Name-Change Law Upheld

Posted 05.31.2013 | Weddings

While the debate on the merits of changing your last name after marriage rages in the U.S., a Japanese court has taken a serious stand on the issue. ...

Why I Refuse To Take My Husband's Last Name

Maude Standish | Posted 07.01.2013 | Weddings
Maude Standish

I'm not married yet -- that's just a few short months down the line -- but I've already made up my mind.

Should A Woman Take Her Husband's Last Name?

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 04.15.2013 | Weddings

It is estimated that just 8 percent of American women will keep their last names after marriage. That's down from a record high of about 23 percent in...

Should You Take Your Husband's Last Name When You Get Married? (POLL)

Posted 03.15.2013 | Home

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Why My Wife And I Changed Our Last Names After Marriage

Jonathan Jackson | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Jonathan Jackson

Not everyone in his life was supportive.

The Biggest Question Brides Have To Answer

Claudia Maittlen-Harris | Posted 08.09.2013 | Weddings
Claudia Maittlen-Harris

Once I reached 30, I was convinced I would never take another's name. I'd had this name too long, and after this many years, I've learned to love it. I know who I am with this name; I don't know a new-named version of myself.

Groom Takes His Wife's Last Name...And Crisis Ensues

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | Weddings

By David Adams MIAMI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Florida's Department of Motor Vehicles said on Tuesday it had lifted the suspension of a Sout...

The Biggest Decision You'll Make Before Marriage

Posted 06.19.2012 | Weddings

By Rachell Buell | The Daily Muse If you’re getting married, one of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make isn’t about your flower arrange...

Why People Are Confused That Priscilla Chan Isn't 'Mrs. Zuckerberg'

Buzzfeed | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women

If you google "Mrs. Zuckerberg," you'll get 267,000 results! Not bad, except that they all refer to Priscilla Chan - not Mark's mom, Donna. Priscilla ...

Is This The Toughest Marriage Decision Of Them All?

Ariel Meadow Stallings | Posted 12.10.2011 | Weddings
Ariel Meadow Stallings

During the process of researching my book, I spoke with more than 50 brides. The issue that got everyone the most riled up was the debate over last names. Despite all the months of cordial discussions over the nuances of indie wedding planning, the debate over last names quickly became heated.