This is particularly in regards to women keeping their name obviously, so I would like to know if you would feel offended if your partner wanted to keep their own last name?
- Yes, it's offensive / I would not like it5% (2)32% (19)22% (21)Vote
- No, it's not offensive / I would not mind it55% (21)44% (26)48% (47)Vote
- Indifferent26% (10)14% (8)19% (18)Vote
- I would comprise (e. g. a double barrelled last name)14% (5)10% (6)11% (11)Vote
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For the Chinese, it is customary for the woman to keep her name, although children take the father's last name.
For some W. African cultures, it is actually the woman's name that passes to offspring (matrilineal).
For the intensely patriarchal Rome and all her previous holdings, it is the man's name that passes on to both wife and child.
Anyway, it is probably what tradition you observe. I think it could be offensive to be asked to follow another one, depending on the person and the importance of their traditions.6