ChadM89: The tradition of changing the name of course dates back to the beginnings of marriage, when the woman actually became the man's property. This would also be a legitimate source of resistance to the practice in modern women.
burdock: 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.
eiger: My words to my current wife when the issue arose (she planned to keep her name): I wouldn't take your name; why the hell should you take mine? In fact, if you did take mine, I'd respect you a lot less.I really don't understand all the insecure men who insist on their wives taking their names. What the hell do you care? Either you love each other and it'll work or it won't. Taking the same name won't make a difference.
ladyfortuna: I don't believe in the concept of The ONE when it comes to love, but you'll never find 'The One Of The Few You Can Stand' unless you try. This was a concept I realized after a long-term relationship ended and I dated a couple of 'not the one' guys. Getting back on the horse is essential.
GoldSpider: Whose last name do the kids get?
CowardlyLion: Johnsnownw: 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.If it balances the universe a bit, I refused to let my wife take my last name; it's a crappy last name, doesn't suit her, and isn't the name of the woman I fell in love with./I'm also a Dr., technically.//maybe just folks with terminal degrees oppose changing surnames///n of 2 is sufficient for that conclusion, right?
hej: Short of you going around and announcing it to everybody you meet, how the hell would people interviewing you for a job know if you took your husbands last name or not?
BunkyBrewman: The more obvious explanation is that those who changed their name are less inclined to pursue their career over their family. (and vice versa)The obvious tag should be in play.
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.
Foxxinnia: It's almost as if women who don't change their name after marriage often chose to do so because they are well-established in their respective fields which generally means that they already receive fairly high incomes.
Mangoose: There is nothing worse than dealing with a woman who changed her name and then gets divorced because they suddenly change all their contact information. Judi_husbandslastname[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]liame[* image 7x13]com becomes Judi_maidename[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]decrovidtogi[* image 7x13]com etc...It's annoying. Keep your professional and personal identities separate.
tonguedepressor: *whooosh* That's the sound of this headline's reference going over 99% of the Fark community.
BunkyBrewman: The more obvious explanation is that those who changed their name are less inclined to pursue their career over their family. (and vice versa)
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