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11 Arguments For Keeping Your Ex's Last Name After The Divorce
What's in a name? Quite a bit, actually.
Why I Kept My Maiden Name
Blogger at It’s Simply Lindsay (itssimplylindsay.com)
Although I love my husband and even his last name, the fact of the matter is that it is not my name. Changing my name felt like giving up my identity.
I Didn't Keep My Maiden Name
Founder of Christian feminist blog Belle Brita
I'm a feminist. I didn't keep my maiden name. But I didn't change my last name either. If a woman doesn't change her last name upon marriage, she does not keep her maiden name. She keeps her
Meshing: When Surnames Collide
Scott De Buitléir
Writer, Poet, Broadcaster, and Founder, 'EILE Magazine'
Getting married is a joyous occasion, but changing your name can be a complex exercise, especially if you are meshing.
4 Practical Reasons I Kept My Maiden Name
Kate Van Dellen
Public Speaker, Advocate for equality
Everyone has their own reasons, maybe you share some with me or maybe you have your own. Keeping your name or not, as long as your authentic to the voice inside of you, I'm proud. Keep being you.
Why I'm Taking Back My Maiden Name
Battery-Operated Writer, Comedienne and Single Mom
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.
These Women Kept Their Maiden Names And This Was The Reaction
13. It may be awkward at times... "General response... is 'oh,' a cough, and then a bit of awkward silence. So I go back
What's in a (His) Name?
When I married my second husband--the love of my life--I did not want to change my name, so I kept Strauss. (Deep down I know he would love it if I changed my last name to his, though.)
Take Back Your Maiden Name? Not For Me
Author of memoir There's Been A Change of Plans, A Memoir on D...
Wow. Today I had a real eye opener. I received a Thomasville Furniture flyer in the mail addressed to my ex-husband's new wife. This is upsetting on two fronts: 1. Why is she shopping at Thomasville when I am waiting for the year end clearance sale at Rooms To Go?
Life After Divorce: Why I Went Back To My Maiden Name
My ex-husband is of Eastern-European heritage and little did I know that taking his name would mean that I would always have
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Last Name Change: 8 Women Reveal Why They Kept Their Surnames After Marriage
A May 2013 survey conducted by Facebook in partnership with the Daily Beast found that as many as 65 percent of married women
I Took My Husband's Name and Kept My Identity
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.
Why We Use Our Mothers' Names
Daniel Arrigg Koh
Margaret Wheeler Johnson
By using my middle name, I ensure that in small ways -- my e-mail signature, the way I sign credit card receipts -- and large -- the way my name appears one day on my wedding invitation, my mom is and will always be on shining display as a fundamental part of me.
Last Name Change: Should Women Take Their Husband's Last Name After Marriage?
On Thursday, Guardian columnist Jill Filipovic's piece "Why Should Married Women Change Their Names? Let Men Change Theirs
Why I Won't Be Changing My Name on My Wedding Day
Writer and new mom
Now, don't get me wrong, I love my future husband's last name. But it's still my name. And that, my friends, is the distilled essence of my predicament.
'Meshing' Last Names: Trend Gaining Popularity
Still, studies indicate that most women choose to take their husbands' names. In 2007, a U.S. Census Bureau study found that
Changing Your Name? Tips for the Workplace
Women & Co
Personal finance source for women
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.
Changing Your Name After Marriage: Yours, Mine, and Ours: Perspectives on the Name Change Debate
Betsy Aimee was in a more complicated boat. She came to the table with four names: her first name, Betsy Aimee, her father’s
Why I Couldn't Wait To Change My Last Name
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs
Patricia Ryan Lampl
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?
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.
Changing Your Name After Divorce
Lawyer and certified financial planner
For some women, going back to their maiden name after divorce is transformational, almost cathartic, especially if you have
The Name Debate: Married Or Maiden?
Married names, like the institution of marriage itself, are not what they used to be. We've certainly heard that making the
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