I belong to a Christian homeschool pen-pal group. Recently I was contacted by a member interested in a pen-pal. I responded and in my siggie line is my full name with my last name hyphenated. I then received an email about how wrong it is to have a hyphenated last name, that it is unpleasing to a man for a woman not to take his name and it prevents us from becoming one. She criticized me and condemned me.
I don't recall seeing anywhere that a woman must ONLY use her husband's last name when marrying.
Answer by iloveyall2008 at 6:07 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
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Answer by pupmom at 6:23 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
I do have my husband's last name it is merely hyphanted with my last name. It doesn't make his name any less by adding it to mine.
Answer by tinkerbell76 at 6:26 PM on Oct. 21, 2008
I don't understand why anyone would criticize you for your name choice, it's a cultural thing, not a religious thing, different depending on where you go.
In France since the 1789 Revolution, the law stipulates that "no one may use another name than that given on their birth certificate" ; furthermore, the 1946 revision to the Constitution guarantees that "women and men have equal rights", including in the use of their birth name. Upon getting married, a woman keeps her maiden name (nom de jeune fille
In Spain and in most Spanish-speaking countries, the practice is for people to have two surnames, a paternal and a maternal surname (their father's surname followed by their mother's surname). For example, Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar's full name is "Pedro Almodóvar Caballero", Almodóvar being his father's surname and Caballero being his mother's surname.
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