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(Slate)   Survey Says: Women who don't change their name after marriage bring home more bacon and fry it up in the pan   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Amanda Marcotte, Double X, Daniel Luzer, AlterNet, birth name  
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3779 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jan 2014 at 9:15 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-17 09:31:14 PM  
5 votes:
I had a teacher in High School named Mrs. Nunn. She divorced, remarried, and took her new husband's last name, Pope. Quite a promotion.
2014-01-17 10:52:08 PM  
3 votes:

Prey4reign: My dream in life is not to become a good husband; it is to become a trophy husband.  I am willing to change my last name for the right offer.

Those people are usually looking for a '1st place' type trophy,  you're more of the 'participant' variety.
2014-01-17 09:34:23 PM  
2 votes:

GoldSpider: Whose last name do the kids get?

Being that these couples never seem to have human children, by custom the dogs get the dad's last name and the cats get mom's.
2014-01-17 09:25:41 PM  
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2014-01-18 01:05:45 AM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: CtrlAltDestroy: a lot of words

Ok, believe or not I read it all. Wow. Well, if it makes you feel better, you're not the only one sick of people.

Would you believe that I am rather long-winded in person? Life's weird.

I'm in near perfect shape, look great and can't get laid or have a girlfriend. Sure, I talk to chicks all the time, but they're all money grubbers in my area. Oh well, like you said, I got my hobbies.

Face it, dude, we're losers.


Losers, unite.

It's not just the relationship thing that's been reshaping me for the worse, but that is definitely part of it. But, hey, it is what it is and it does no good to pretend otherwise. Once you accept the truth of the situation you're able to do something about it. I'm going to work on me for a while. Work out and diet, learn an instrument or two, and indulge in my hobbies.

I need to have a good starting foundation if I want to build a new life. I need to be happy with myself. If I'm not I can't very well expect others to be.
2014-01-17 11:59:24 PM  
1 vote:

tonguedepressor: *whooosh* That's the sound of this headline's reference going over 99% of the Fark community.

It's nice to know I'm finally a one percenter
2014-01-17 11:20:03 PM  
1 vote:
Love all the insecure guys (myself included, I guess) posting on a Friday night about their maiden-named wives.  Makes sense, just like his and hers cars, separate bedrooms, and separate bank accounts.  The DINK marriages sound so loving.

//not a DINK
///my wife took my surname
///she's taking a couple years off from her software eng. job to be a stay-at-home mom
////fark anyone who thinks stay-at-home parent is easier than desk jockey
2014-01-17 11:15:49 PM  
1 vote:

walktoanarcade: To each their own, but for me I feel a duty to pre-screen the next woman for her willingness to take my last name. It's got to do with the fact that I'm the last of my line, so...yeah..I want kids and I want the wife to take my last name. It's important to me. I can see how it's unimportant to others, or whatever.

Personally, all these traditions that originated as a result of marriage being considered a financial transaction between two men creep me out.  Woman taking on the man's last name, woman's family paying for the wedding, the man asking the woman's father for permission.

If I ever have a daughter (God forbid), and her boyfriend asks me permission to marry her, I'd deny it just because he asked.

In the interests of fairness, traditions that originated as the only slightly more enlightened result of marriage being considered a financial transaction between a man and a woman creep me out too.  I.e., engagement rings.
2014-01-17 11:14:10 PM  
1 vote:
I kept my name, not because of any professional identity or anything like that, but because my husband's last name is just terrible and he didn't blame me for not wanting it. A million letters long and nobody can spell or pronounce it. He says that if I didn't have a brother with the same first name as him, he would have taken my last name.

And we're not gonna have any kids, so it doesn't matter in that regard anyway.

If he had a decent last name, I might have taken it. I don't know. I guess I'd have to see how it looked after practicing my signature with it on the inside of a spiral notebook cover a few dozen times.
2014-01-17 11:10:31 PM  
1 vote:

Prank Call of Cthulhu: One of my female colleagues got married and changed her name. But her new name is Hoar. WTF? Why would you change your name to THAT?

Used to be shiathouse
2014-01-17 10:42:01 PM  
1 vote:

tonguedepressor: Maybe its 'cuz your last name is Wu.

That name does come with a bit of a stigma around here...
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2014-01-17 10:23:38 PM  
1 vote:

aerojockey: I mean, you can always find some loudmouth making an issue of anything

You too!  Christ, how many Farkers has my ex farked!?!

/I keed, she had her faults, but "loose" was not one of them  :)
2014-01-17 09:44:12 PM  
1 vote:
True enough, my wife is a doctor. She said she didn't work that hard to become Dr. (my last name).

/I don't really care
//I kind of do.
2014-01-17 09:33:12 PM  
1 vote:

GoldSpider: Whose last name do the kids get? week on Maury!
2014-01-17 09:27:17 PM  
1 vote:
One of my female colleagues got married and changed her name. But her new name is Hoar. WTF? Why would you change your name to THAT?
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