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Changing Your Name After Marriage

These Women Kept Their Maiden Names And This Was The Reaction

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Weddings

Following the marriage proposal, brides-to-be are inevitably asked this polarizing question: Are you changing your name? For some, the answer is a...

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.

Changing Your Name... And I wanted to Do This Why?

Eva Moon | Posted 09.09.2013 | Weddings
Eva Moon

I didn't change my name when I got married 32 years ago, so it felt slightly silly to change it now. But I'm old enough to vote, drive, get a tattoo. Hell, I'm old enough to join AARP. I think I'm old enough to decide what my name is.

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 "...

The Surprising Number Of Women Who Take Their Husbands' Last Names

Posted 05.16.2013 | Weddings

Recent studies have shown that the number of women taking their husbands' last name after marriage is on the rise. A new survey of Facebook users hint...

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.

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.

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...

6 Things Not To Say To Women Who Keep Their Maiden Names

Meredith Bodgas | Posted 02.07.2013 | Weddings
Meredith Bodgas

Everyone has their own reasons for changing or keeping their original surnames, and to judge them for or make assumptions about a choice that has no bearing on your day-to-day is pretty pointless.