Hyphenated last names...for women

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    I'm against the idea in general. I suspect women who do that aren't good lovers. Why? Pride. You never see REALLY hot successful women who do that - we don't see Faith Hill-McGraw do we? Just say 'no'. :D


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    I have thoughts on this as well as experience...My daughter kept her given last name as her husbands last name "sucked" she was proud of her heritage and kept the family given name...as did my grandaughter...for what that is worth!...Why do people think a woman needs to take the husbands name anyway...... :dunno: ego or control maybe!
     
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    lol. :)
     
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    Tradition... the same reason we all support a lot of things.

    But actually, in other cultures it is quite the norm for the woman to keep her maiden name. However, all the children take the name of the father.
     
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    My wife suggested that she wanted to keep her last name. I suggested that we were forming a family and unless she needed the name because she was famous I would rather her join that family....

    She joined my family.
     
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    You complete me. :) ladies with 'two names' suggest to me they are unwilling to commit - it's like it gives them an 'out' or something. One family. One Name. In most cases.

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    one family one name...news flash guys... marriage is just a contract...the name has nothing to do with committments...if the children prefer the mothers maiden name then so be it... and if the wife prefers the maiden name... so what...what is with all this ego and power stuff anyway! Here is a extreme example: if the husbands name was "Loser" and the wifes maiden name was "winner"... geez not rocket science here...what would you prefer or do?
     
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    Marriage is a contract, which has nothing to do with commitment?!? :confused: Can I tell that to my wife's cell phone provider?
     
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    I thought taking your husband's last name had more to do with tradition than anything. The bride is joining the grooms family..........her father even "gives" her away.
     
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    Let's don't forget the military - where EVERYTHING is based on the active duty member's social security number. Doesn't matter if the military member is male or female - their ssn is everything.
     
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