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Marriage Name Change

The Question No One Asks My Husband

Brita Long | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weddings
Brita Long

You are asking me a question that you would never ask my husband. That's practically the textbook-definition of sexism.

'The Decision To Change My Name Almost Ended My Engagement'

Sarah Stewart Holland | Posted 12.20.2014 | Weddings
Sarah Stewart Holland

Hours of fighting came down to one simple point. He wasn't asking me to change my name so he didn't think it was fair for me to ask him to change his. It was a fair point. If he wasn't asking me to change my name, what was the issue anyway?

Mrs. and Mrs. Who?

Sasha Lotrian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sasha Lotrian

I am proud to have taken my wife's name for both romantic and political reasons. Personally, this whole gay marriage thing has been a lovely surprise in every way; marriage is about unity. If you aren't willing to merge your names, are you really ready to merge entire lives?

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.

QUIZ: Should You Change Your Name After Marriage?

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Weddings

Should you keep your last name after getting married or change it? The question is more complicated than you think -- especially when considering all ...

My Message To Brides: You Don't Have To Wear White

j.n. salters | Posted 05.26.2013 | Weddings
j.n. salters

While the idea of marriage may be outdated and tied to patriarchal, gender/sex-biased traditions, it remains an ideal for the majority of Americans

Why Must My Ex-Wife Keep My Last Name?

Ed Housewright | Posted 02.23.2012 | Divorce
Ed Housewright

Women often debate whether to take their husband's last name upon marriage. Shouldn't men have a right to ask for it back upon divorce?

On Taking His Last Name

Anne Sobel | Posted 12.23.2011 | Women
Anne Sobel

When my boyfriend proposed I had a rogue thought that I never imagined could infiltrate my brain: I want to take his last name. Ack! ACK! Who am I, if not a feminist? Who am I, if not a Peterson?

Marriage Name Change: Still a Feminist Issue?

Lori Sokol | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lori Sokol

There's a whole new debate about whether taking a spouse's name is, in fact, a feminist issue, when that spouse is, in fact, of the same gender.

I Do, Unfortunately, He Doesn't: Name Changing and Egalitarian Marriage

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anat Shenker-Osorio

As we question and alter the roles (and even actors) in what we call marriage, this name changing custom remains largely in place. It's worth asking, then, just how far have we come, baby?