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(Newsvine)   So, does it matter to you if your wife didn't take your last name, or hyphenates yours with hers?   (smd12364.newsvine.com) divider line 27
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2014-07-30 06:27:51 AM  
It wouldn't matter.

What would be significant would be if I ever had a wife again. The 2 I have had have been more than enough, thankyouverymuch.
 
2014-07-30 07:45:06 AM  
Not married - lived together for over 30 years. She hyphenated. I am not worried. Who cares about these things, apart from losing a family name - that can be a shame, but other than that.
 
2014-07-30 08:21:29 AM  
I told my wife she could keep her name if she wanted, but there would not be a hyphen.

/she took mine
 
2014-07-30 08:48:38 AM  
My opinion is that a family should have one name.  Whether she takes his, he takes hers, or they chose a third one, it should match.  It just reduces confusion.
 
2014-07-30 09:01:22 AM  
Things were a lot simpler when I was a kid and you took your name from your father's profession. There was this one village nearby, they tried to be all modern and kids took the name of their mother's profession. But in those days, there was really only one profession women could get into, so all the kids had the same name. If you know anyone named Hooker, that's probably where their family came from.
 
2014-07-30 09:14:56 AM  
My wife kept her name because we're in the middle of processing her immigration paperwork, and it seemed easier than having half the papers have her old name and half of them have her new name. It's never bothered either of us, and I don't there's no need to change it even after all this is settled.

My grandma, who was married for 57 years, told us she would have preferred to keep her maiden name also but that just wasn't done back then.
 
2014-07-30 09:27:35 AM  
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Marcie Dahlgren-Frost. Dahlgren is my maiden name, Frost is my married name. I'm single again, but I never bothered to remove the Frost. And I get compliments on the hyphen.
 
2014-07-30 09:48:11 AM  
Women in East Asian cultures don't change their last names after marriage. So that's like half a billion people for whom it doesn't matter.

//definitely no hyphenations though
 
2014-07-30 09:53:03 AM  
First wife took my name, because she hated hers.  Second wife kept hers, because it's freaking awesome.  Given I was marrying a person and not an object I was claiming ownership of, I was fine either way.
 
2014-07-30 10:02:37 AM  
My wife hyphenated her name for about a year after we got married.  Purely for business reasons.  She's in the financial industry and she didn't want clients thinking she was a different person being that her given name is very common.  Once everybody realized she got married, she dropped the hyphen and took my name.  For all I care she coulda kept the hyphen.  No big deal.

/ coming up on 32 years together
// 34 if you count the 2 years we dated
/// love her just as much today as I ever did
 
2014-07-30 10:03:50 AM  
She can take my name if she wants to.  I just pray to Thor that she can tell me how I'm supposed to pronounce it correctly.

- Is there a bilingual Norwegian linguist in the house?
 
2014-07-30 10:29:44 AM  
Keep your last name if you want.  But, don't do the hyphen thing.  It's a recipe for absurdity.
 
2014-07-30 10:59:54 AM  
What happens if a hyphenated person marries another hyphenated person?
 
2014-07-30 11:05:22 AM  
Took husband's last name, would do so again.  Only change I would make would be to change my middle name to my maiden name.

/I know I can still do that, but just can't work up enough enthusiasm to do it
//Coming up on 25 years together, 23 years married
 
2014-07-30 11:19:31 AM  
Mrs. Smurf hyphenated her name for a good reason.  The kids don't live with us and her ex remarried first. She hyphenated her name so there is no doubt who is the mother.  Once the kids have graduated and moved out in 2020 she will take my name in full without any hyphen.
 
2014-07-30 11:23:50 AM  
I have run the gamut on the names thing.  First time changed it, second time hyphenated then just went back to maiden name.  I've done it all!
 
2014-07-30 11:30:37 AM  

clancifer: I told my wife she could keep her name if she wanted, but there would not be a hyphen.

/she took mine


Ditto. The fact that her maiden name is Smith made it an easy decision.
 
2014-07-30 11:55:40 AM  
I regret going with the hyphen.

It's caused nothing but confusion.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Penelope Negative-Minus

 
2014-07-30 12:00:52 PM  
Oy.
 
2014-07-30 12:40:23 PM  
I hyphenated.  Then I got divorced and now just use my own name again.  If I ever remarried, which I never would, but if I did, I would only take his last name if it is cooler than mine.
 
2014-07-30 01:15:48 PM  
I've always liked the notion of both parties taking an entirely new name to go with the new family unit. Or doing the Icelandic thing and having FirstName [Mother'sName]daughter and Firstname [Father'sName]son.
 
2014-07-30 01:18:10 PM  
I avoided the problem by marrying my sister.
 
2014-07-30 01:33:06 PM  

Crudbucket: My wife kept her name because we're in the middle of processing her immigration paperwork, and it seemed easier than having half the papers have her old name and half of them have her new name. It's never bothered either of us, and I don't there's no need to change it even after all this is settled.

My grandma, who was married for 57 years, told us she would have preferred to keep her maiden name also but that just wasn't done back then.


This was a good call, my friend is dealing with a huge immigration problem because she changed her name when she got married.
 
2014-07-30 11:23:15 PM  
She kept hers. I told her I was fine with that, as long as the kids had my last name. Really, it was the older members of the family, and their friends, that were most bothered by it.
 
2014-07-30 11:45:18 PM  
Kept my own name (32 years married). Immigrant in laws still a little resentful. Our son got my husband's last name, our daughter got the female version of husband's last name (Polish last name, so ends -ska instead of -ski). No worries. I liked my own name.
 
2014-07-31 04:16:54 AM  
It did matter to Sarah Jane that these folks were actually double-barrelled.

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2014-07-31 09:49:16 AM  
I understand that having the hyphen removed requires surgery
 
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