Why is the mans last name carried on and not the woman?
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Depends on the culture and positions of men/women in that culture.
Some cultures- Men take the womens last name
Some cultures- Women take the mens last name
Some cultures- Both names are combined
Some cultures- A new name is made from both names
Some cultures- The name of the higher status partner is taken.
In some cutulres men are superior than women-thus women take the last name
In some cultures women are superior than men-thus men take the last name
In some cultures women men are equal- this both names are taken
In some cultures women men are equal- thus new name is made
In some cultures higher status partner is superior- thus higher status name is taken.0