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5 Reasons To Merge Last Names When You Marry

Em & Lo | Posted 07.09.2016 | Weddings
Em & Lo

We'd retain our last names for our respective work purposes, but for family affairs we wanted to be a united front. If he wasn't going to take my last name (because why should either one of our names get special preference?), then we needed another option. For us, merging was the most elegant solution.

What's In A Name? Everything -- If It's Yours!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 07.09.2016 | Home
Marlo Thomas

What's in a name? That concept has been buzzing in my head a lot lately, especially now that we're deep into wedding season.

Long Last Name Problems Are Real

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy

If your last name is two syllables or more, then you may have #LongLastNameProblems. You know, the kind of problems you experience when you're try...

What Does Your Last Name Say About How You Vote?

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

TargetSmart Communications, a Democratic data firm, used its voter data to find out which way people lean politically -- and how likely they are to vo...

Here's Why It's Impossible To Pick The Perfect Baby Name

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents

All the little things you might not consider when picking a name, as told by the people who use them every day.

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...

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 "...

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...