Not that I'm getting married any time soon, and it doesn't apply to me (yet lol)
Girls-thoughts on taking your future husbands (or current) last name? is it something you feel is important? would you keep yours? why?
Guys-How important is it for your future (or current) wife to take your last name? how would you react if she didn't?
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I think most people who have a problem see it as some sexist tradition, some old timey thing to prove ownership or something. But if you're going to argue that then you shouldn't be getting married at all. Marriage was a way to trade property, because that's what women were and blah blah blah. You can't pick and choose which sexist traditions haven't evolved into something more loving and sweet. If you think that taking on a man's last name is sexist, so is getting married.
Personally I like the idea of taking on his last name, for a few reasons. First it makes me feel really connected. I also really dislike the whole name hyphenation thing. I mean, what happens when two people with hyphenated names get married, how does that work? Do you F.O.I.L. that sh*t out? It just seems really silly. Take his name or keep your own, the whole hyphenation thing feels impersonal and like you're just trying to make him happy. I have a friend who took her husband's last name and made her maiden name her middle name, which I think is just fine as well. I just hated that stupid double hyphen last name bull sh*t. Take it or don't.1