Women with hyphenated last names...

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    Vicky Johnson-Furgussen
    Michelle Anderson-Maharajapuram

    Whatever...When I read a woman's name, and see both names, I get a little bothered. Imediately I see a woman I'd not like to be friends with; an arrogant, hard-nosed woman. A woman with no sense of humility or sense of committment to their husband.

    I'm aware my impressions will not always be accurate, but the feelings are there nonetheless. In fact, I became quite enamoured with one such lady here at work; beautiful, intelligent, kind, warm...all the attributes I doubted she'd have when I first read her name on the sign by her office.

    Perhaps I'm old-fashioned in this regard?
     
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    what happens whe two of these get married....have kids that get married....brown-davis-smith-jones-sherman-fry-neft-kerr

    i sure am glad that ther are only 7 letters in my entire name first and last
     
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    Don't judge too harshly. In some hispanic communities it is common to use hyphenates. They designate the father of a person as well as their married name. When a woman is born they may have a name like Diego-Garcia, this name would denote her father was named Garcia, her mother's father was Diego. When she marries she would drop the Diego and take on the husbands name and thus become something like Garcia-Aguillera. This is expected. Her children would all be Garcia-Aguillera while the father might have a name like Arturo-Aguillera (of course denoting his mother's father was named Arturo, his father was Aguillera.)
     
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    I don't like this hyphen crap either, but people have a variety of different reasons for doing it, and basically it's nobodies business.
     
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    My step mom's name is hyphenated. You conservative chaps are going to have to embrace the women's lib at some point.:D These ladies got a taste and decided they like being equal.
     
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    How can it be considered equal if they use their husbands name, hyphenated or not? The husband isn't using their name.
     
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    Someone's last name has nothing to do with equal rights for women.
     
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    Some men hyphenate their names when they get married too. It symbolizes the union of two equal people.
     
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    Yeah, but hyphenation would have never happened before the advent of the modern, liberated woman.
     
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    If A happened after B, then A must be a result of B?
     

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