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Why I'm Not Changing My Last Name For Marriage

Reflective Bride | Posted 04.19.2014 | 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.

How I Got The Name Whoopi Goldberg (VIDEO)

Posted 03.10.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to the story behind her name, Whoopi Goldberg has quite an entertaining explanation. Whoopi’s given birth name is Karen Johnson. Ho...

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 ...

What's in a Name?

Laura Leigh Abby | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Laura Leigh Abby

Sam and I needed to find out how to change our names. The tedious process had nothing at all to do with gay marriage. Had either one of us chosen to take the other's last name, the process would have been easy.

Name Change: Is It Really as Hard as You Think?

Juliet Owen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Juliet Owen

I have heard the excuse, "I don't have a job right now," or, "They will call me a freak or something." Many times I have heard this cry from the trans community. There are some states that will make it a headache for you to get this done, but it all boils down to how badly you want it.

An Open Letter to Kylie (formerly known as Keisha) Austin

Chevonne Harris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Chevonne Harris

Hello Kylie, while I understand your rationalization to change your name from Keisha to Kylie, I must say I was quite saddened by your final decision.

Magistrate's Messiah Complex

Neal Wooten | Posted 12.28.2013 | Parents
Neal Wooten

I've always been concerned about judges and magistrates having too much power, making way too many decisions based not on law or precedence, but on their own personal or religious beliefs.

Why I Regret Taking My Ex's Last Name

Posted 07.21.2013 | Divorce

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

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.

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.

You Told Us: Should You Change Your Name Back Post-Split?

Posted 05.22.2013 | Divorce

After divorce, should you ditch your ex's last name in favor of your maiden name or keep your married name, perhaps for the kids' sake? It's a tri...

People With These Names Are Likely To Make More Money: Study

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.07.2013 | Small Business

While longer names may sound more sophisticated, shorter first names are the ones that lead to a bigger paycheck, according to a new study that co...

Redskins? How About The 'Redtails'?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.01.2013 | DC

Hail to the Redtails! Hail victory! Ambiguous species with rose-tinted rear appendage or Tuskegee Airmen on the warpath! Fight for old D.C.! Tha...

The Effects of Changing Your Name

Layla Revis | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Layla Revis

Why are some people eager to change their names, while others, like myself, are keen to hold onto who we are? It's difficult to say.

Chink's Cheesesteaks Changes Name To Joe's

AP | Posted 03.29.2013 | Small Business

PHILADELPHIA -- The owner of a historic cheesesteak shop in Philadelphia says he's changing its controversial name. Chink's Steaks owner Joe Groh say...

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

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.

For $75,000, He'll Change His Name To Bidder's Choice

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.08.2013 | College

A law-school dropout saddled with debt is auctioning away his name on eBay, allowing the winning bidder to legally rename him for two years. The biddi...

What's in a Name?

Ramona Duoba | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Ramona Duoba

I always hated my name, and I often wondered what it would be like to have a name other than my own.

Research Reveals Why Women Should Never Propose

Posted 12.04.2012 | Weddings

According to research released earlier this year, NO ONE wants a woman to propose. A new study conducted by the University of California, Santa Cru...

John Celock

Kansas GOP Accused Of Acting 'Like 10-Year-Olds'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

Kansas Republicans are explaining that their controversial mailer questioning a Democratic state Senate candidate's name change -- a change he made af...

WATCH: Snoop Lion Is Born

The Huffington Post | Treye Green | Posted 11.01.2012 | Entertainment

Snoop Lion -- the artist formally known as Snoop Dog -- has just released the video for his Major Lazer-produced track "La La La." Featuring a colo...

Woman Legally Adopts A Name That Includes 14 Bond Girl Titles

Posted 10.31.2012 | Weird News

Moneypenny, Miss Moneypenny. That's the new title of a British woman who recently changed her name to include the monikers of 14 different Bond gir...

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.

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...