View Poll Results: Would you take your husband's surname in marriage?

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  • Yes, I'd like to be Mrs. John Smith.

    2 10.00%
  • Yes, I'd like to be Mrs. Jane Smith.

    7 35.00%
  • Yes, but I'd like to keep my own surname too. (perhaps hyphenated)

    1 5.00%
  • No, I'd like to keep my surname only.

    9 45.00%
  • I'm undecided.

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    1 5.00%
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Thread: Women, Would You Take Your Husband's Name in Marriage?

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    Women, Would You Take Your Husband's Name in Marriage?

    A thread for women this time. If you got married, would you take your husband's name in marriage, or would you like to keep your own surname, or would you use both, hyphenated perhaps? Do you consider taking the husband's name sexist and outdated, like some women do nowadays, or do you consider it traditional? What about if your name is Jane and you marry someone named John Smith, would you be comfortable being called Mrs. John Smith?

    PS. Poll for women only. If you are a man, please don't vote or the results will be altered.

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    I voted No, I'd like to keep my surname only. Only because after being married for 7 years we got divorced and all my paperwork is his name as i took it when we married, if i marry again i will not take his name.

    When people call me by my married name i hate it ack..

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    I'd be fine with taking my husband's last name when I get married. It's just easier and less confusing in the long run. If I took a hyphenated last name, and then my kids also had that hyphenated name, and then they wanted to keep their last names when they got married, and so on...you'd end up with last names with about a zillion hyphens eventually. Having one last name for the couple keeps things simple and less confusing.

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    I took his name in marriage. I'm now usually called first name + husband's last name, but some people refer to us as Mr. and Mrs. husband's first name + last name.

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