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Why I'm Taking Back My Maiden Name

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.24.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Once my ex-husband and I sat in front of our mediator, I realized that I could become "Laura Lifshitz" officially again. Not just in spirit, but in fact. Since I'm a mom to a four-year-old, I wondered if the two of us having different last names would be damning.

Why I Regret Taking My Ex's Last Name

Posted 07.21.2013 | Divorce

By Mandy Walker for I consider myself a feminist. And yet, I took my husband's name when I got married over twenty years ago. Lookin...

Can We Still Call Her Kate Middleton?

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Gerit Quealy

She was on the public stage for nearly a decade as Kate Middleton, so a mere wedding, despite all the pageantry and coverage, is not enough to dislodge the association.

Why I'm Keeping My Married Name

The Stir | Posted 04.16.2013 | Divorce
The Stir

Before splitting up, I remember hearing about other people who'd been through a divorce and kept their married names. It baffled me.

Don't Want To Hyphenate Your Last Name? Here's An Alternative

Posted 11.09.2012 | Weddings

Society may let out a collective groan whenever a new celebrity couple “mashup” name is introduced into the American lexicon (“Kimye,” anyone?...

6 Annoying Things To Do After You've Changed Your Name

Women & Co | Posted 12.15.2012 | Weddings
Women & Co

If you change your last name in any way, you're going to have some hoops to jump through in the workplace to establish your new identity.

Why Do I Slip Into Girly Voice?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 12.10.2012 | Women
Kate Fridkis

My tone went beseeching. It was wringing its delicate hands. It was wearing a little pink dress. What is this voice girls and women slip into so naturally, and then out of again, on a daily basis?

Would Your Husband Change His Last Name To Yours?

Posted 08.10.2012 | Weddings

A traditionalist might expect a bride to change her last name after marriage, while a feminist might suggest she do whatever she and her partner decid...

Why I Couldn't Wait To Change My Last Name

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 05.14.2012 | Weddings
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

So, when it comes to changing your name, do what's best for you and your spouse -- if you don't want to take his name, he can take yours or you can start over. What have you done about changing your names?

Will Hyphenated Last Names Ever Be Cool?

Tessa Blake | Posted 03.19.2012 | Parents
Tessa Blake

Almost every child in this country still carries the surname of the father. It's comfy, it feels natural, and you may never have even thought about it.

The Name Debate: Married Or Maiden? | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Married names, like the institution of marriage itself, are not what they used to be. As women, we've heard all about what we're supposed to do. Whet...