I have heard the argument from many women that they keep their xh's last name so it is the same as their kids. This completely makes sense to me. What confuses me is that many of the same women say they would change it if they got remarried. That seems to be in direct conflict with the argument that they want the same last name as their kids. Does it no longer matter if you marry someone else? Even if they were to have a child with their new husband, if they hyphenated (xh's plus current husband's), they could have a last name that matched all their kids. This question is not for those who have said they are too lazy to change it- it's purely for those who have said it is for the kids sake.
on Jan. 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM