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What’s in a name?

Why is it so much easier to change a wife’s name to follow her husband but not the other way around? Simple. The old laws were made by men, for men’s conveniences.

In California, a man who wants to take his wife’s name must file a petition, pay more than $300, place a public notice for weeks in a local newspaper and then appear before a judge.

Yahoo/AP – Man files lawsuit to take wife’s name

It’s time for a change. Anyone should be able to change his/her name as he/she pleases in marriage or after sex operation.

3 thoughts on “What’s in a name?

  1. too right. if i ever do get married i don’t think i want to take on my husband’s name. or maybe a hyphenated surname, if his name is really nice-sounding. but he should hyphenate his too! :P


  2. Spanish custom is that a child has both his father as well as mother’s surname.

    For example Fernando Alonso’s full name is Fernando Alonso Diaz. Alonso is his father’s surname and Diaz is his mother’s surname.

    I think that’s really nice.


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