Would You Take Your Husband’s Last Name?

- By Bossip Staff Categories: For Discussion, Madame Noire, matrimony-dom

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In the U.S. many woman (particularly established professionals) choose to keep their maiden name rather than take their husband’s last name. However, Japan’s civil code has not yet changed to allow married couples to keep separate surnames. Which makes more sense, the freedom to choose or a name-united union? Continue

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  • Somali Ninga

    HELL NO!!!! Its against Somali culture to change your last name because of Marriage. Your middle name is your father’s first name and your last name is your paternal father’s first name.

  • Somali Ninga

    *paternal grandfather’s* first name

  • drenk

    @ Somali Ninga

    is that an east african thing? I met a lot of ethiopians and same deal, last name was their grandfathers first name

  • Su

    I work in academia and have a number of publications to my name, so I decided to keep my maiden name as it’s well recognised and has credibility. The thought of starting again with a new name would have been a nightmare and hubbie backs me 100. His mother diapproves (!) as do some of our friends, but hell, they are not paying my bills.

  • 1991 UK

    I dont see anything wrong with taking your husbands last name. I definitely would.

    But some women think (eg my friends) takes away your independence makes you seem vulnerable. But i concur because my last name does not fully establish who i am or will be me accomplishments in life and who i am will

  • ms.kelly

    To be honest, if his last name doesn’t make mine sound as distinguishable or more- I would never consider a hyphenated name :)

    There’s nothing romantic about losing my identity in that sense, I take pride in my name.

  • Somali Ninga

    @ drenk
    really? I didnt know that, but it would make sense.

  • lilbabiphat2004

    i would do a hyhenated name its about compromising sometimes.

  • Ladybug

    Absolutely I would especially if his last name is Trump,Gates or Combs.

  • Somali Ninga

    Real Black is Chocolate is going to be pi$$ed tat the picture in this article :lol:

  • Kristina

    I recently got engaged and I plan on taking my fiance’s last name. I think women should have the choice whether they want to take the husband’s last name, hypenate the two names or just keep theirs. I wouldn’t keep my own unless his last name was super ugly like that quarterback from USC a couple years ago, his name was John David Booty. SMH, who wants to be Mrs. Booty? lol

  • proudSwirler

    NOW THAT IS A PICTURE!!!!! I LOVE THAT. LADIES DO YOU SEE THAT FINE A S S WHITE MAN IN HIS SMART SUIT AND THAT BEAUTIFUL SISTA AT HIS SIDE. THAT IS THE LIFE!!!! HE HAS A J-O-B, WHAT DO BLACK MEN KNOW ABOUT THAT?????

    GET WHITE GET RIGHT LADIES!!!!!

  • proudSwirler

    I LOVE THAT PICTURE. YES YES YES!!! THE WHITE PRINCE AND HIS BEAUTIFUL SISTA. SHE HAS UPGRADED. YOU CAN TOO LADIES. HOW MANY BLACK MEN HAVE YOU SEEN IN A WORK SUIT????

    GET WHITE GET RIGHT LADIES!!!!

  • Bey-nonsense

    of course you should- and yes I’d be Mrs. Booty

  • Gimmeabreak78

    I would gladly take my husband’s last name. I was raised with the cultural belief that whomever’s last name a woman bears is the man who is responsible for taking care of her. I currently have my father’s last name (God rest his soul), so in my culture, my father’s is responible for taking care of me until that responsibility is pa.ssed on to my husband at the time of marriage.

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