Would You Take Your Husband’s Last Name?

- By Bossip Staff

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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😆

  • 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.

  • proudSwirler

    IF YOU MARRY A BLACK MAN DO NOT TAKE HIS NAME. ALL OF HIS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE LINKED TO YOU. IF YOU MARRY A WHITE MAN IT’S SAFE TO TAKE HIS LAST NAME

    GET WHITE GET RIGHT LADIES!!!!

  • 1991 UK

    @Gimmeabreak78
    I like that

  • Dirty Diana...Let Me Be ♪

    i don’t have my husband’s last name but wouldn’t mind taking it as long as it’s hyphenated. he doesn’t mind me keeping my name though, it’s never been a big deal. I feel if i had completely dropped my last name i would lose a piece of me.

    @proudSwirler

    you sound like a damn fool

  • - progressive woman

    @gimmieabreak
    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.
    —————————————-
    i was raised with that belief too……

  • kascade brown

    I joke around that I will always keep my last name, but I would take his name. I still believe in the foundational principles of marriage, under the eyes of our maker. I will say this though, if I ever get a divorce though I’ll drop his last name like a bad habit.

  • lalalalala!!!

    I’d keep my last name but still take his too, but it wouldn’t be hyphenated..

    ex., if his last name is Jones and mine was Smith, my name would be: Mary Smith Jones..just sayin’..

    my last name would become like my middle name and his would become last name…

  • http://www.brownsugababy360.blogspot.com It's All About Equilibrium

    Of course I have my husband’s last name.He has a beautiful West African name with great meaning to it.So I couldn’t wait to change my last name and take on his.If his last name was european then we would have a problem.He would have to go down to city hall and change it or we would have to just be friends.

    Anyway,that picture looks stupid and shows the agenda of the person/people who actually run this site.I won’t be back on here,period.One less hit for this bogus website

  • http://www.hamptonblu.blogspot.com Choice must remain

    I believe that America should continue to allow people the choice to keep their names. Furthermore, you can argue that the whole idea of women needing to take their husband’s name is a form of sexism that we must overcome – even this discussion has a form of sexism…why not change the discussion to couples choosing which name to share, in other words, why not share the woman’s name – and please don’t talk about tradition…change is also a truism of life!

  • http://www.twitter.com/so_infamous miss infamous

    I agree with the other poster who said its a womans choice. As far as me Im undecided lol

  • Gimmeabreak78

    @1991 uk

    Thanks.🙂

    @progressive woman

    That’s cool to know. Are you West African by chance?

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