Hyphenating last name after marriage. If you have decided to change your last name theres just one more thing you will need to do before your life of wedded bliss in the state of michigan truly begins. Marriage brings plenty of change and for many women and a few men the first one is your name. Are you hyphenating taking his name or something in between. Name change after marriage.
Get your name changed on a few important documents. In many cultures particularly in european and european influenced cultures in the americas oceania etc as well as the middle east south asia and most african cultures the surname or family name last name is placed after the personal forename in europe or given name first name. Now women are starting to understand that third wave feminism is about choice but i have to say that when it comes to name change it isnt an educated one. The wedding is over.
You can take your partners last name in full or take his or her name in part by hyphenating your surnames. You are ready to settle into married life. Discussion about how to change your name after marriage usually follows discussions about what last name you and your partner decided to take. Although there is no law requiring a name change after marriage the practice continues to be popular in the united statesand not only for women taking their husbands last names.
But change isnt always easy and switching your name on credit cards social security cards bank accounts and various other bills is no exception. After researching all wedding traditions there are three that earn the top obsolete sexist and promoting inequality engagement rings bridal showers and name change. In other cultures the surname is placed first followed by the given name or names. As the feminist bride this topic is the most distressing to me.
Either way the emotional decision to change your last name is.