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Did you ask him why it would be a deal-breaker? Without this it's hard to say whether he's being "reasonable" or not.

I vote for everyone to keep their name and for the name to pass from mother to child - if it came out of her vagina there is little doubt that it's hers!!! :D:D

Is there a statistic on divorce-rates of people who do vs. don't change their last name? If I had to guess, I would say people who keep their name are more likely to have a lasting marriage because the husband let his wife decide what she wanted - a sign of trust and respect.
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I vote for everyone to keep their name and for the name to pass from mother to child - if it came out of her vagina there is little doubt that it's hers!!! :D:D



Unless she was a surrogate mother.;)
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If you're that hung up on "being me" you may not have the mindset to be a successful spouse.



I dunno. I've seen Remi and Karen together... I think they're doing something right (and have been for quite a while). B|

(And now I've done my annual "Be nice to Remi day" so I can go back to abusing him).
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If you're that hung up on "being me" you may not have the mindset to be a successful spouse.



I'd rather my wife be a successful person than a successful wife. I guess it's all about what you see as important in the other person.
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"Taking his name" is perhaps a symbol for some deeper value that is highly important to him in a marriage. So my guess would be that the "deal breaker" had more to do with something deeper, and maybe her choosing to take his name is part of her acknowledgment in their shared values.

There is nothing wrong with a man expecting a woman to take his name, as long as he is marrying a woman who expects to take his name.

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>"Taking his name" is perhaps a symbol for some deeper value that is highly
> important to him in a marriage.

I've heard more than one person say this. "If she won't take my name, what other part of me is she going to reject?" "If this is going to be a hassle, the rest of the marriage will be a living hell." It's often not so much the name as what the person reads into the decision.

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"Taking his name" is perhaps a symbol for some deeper value that is highly important to him in a marriage. So my guess would be that the "deal breaker" had more to do with something deeper, and maybe her choosing to take his name is part of her acknowledgment in their shared values.

There is nothing wrong with a man expecting a woman to take his name, as long as he is marrying a woman who expects to take his name.



Nicely put. I don't care one way or the other, but just because someone doesn't feel exactly the same way I do on this subject doesn't mean they don't have a good reason of their own, or another viewpoint. I won't just automatically assume that someone that disagrees with me is a throwback to caveman times.

that response is reserved for Speaker's Corner :P

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You are who you are, and your name is a big part of that identity.



That could also be a valid argument FOR the name change.



Sure. If you consider being someone's spouse more important than being yourself.



I consider my being someone's spouse is more important than considering myself as someone's child, which in my mind is the reason to change the last name when getting married. It signifies a fundamental relationship change. If a person gets married, I should hope that the spouse is more important than the parent(s).

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but then again I've been married more than half my life, and my husband is twice the man my father was.

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You are who you are, and your name is a big part of that identity.



That could also be a valid argument FOR the name change.



Sure. If you consider being someone's spouse more important than being yourself.



I consider my being someone's spouse is more important than considering myself as someone's child, which in my mind is the reason to change the last name when getting married. It signifies a fundamental relationship change. If a person gets married, I should hope that the spouse is more important than the parent(s).

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but then again I've been married more than half my life, and my husband is twice the man my father was.

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I think you're absolutely right that marriage is a fundamental relationship change, and your name should reflect that.

If I get married, I'd probably add on my husband's name, rather than totally drop my last name, simply because I've got a couple of graduate degrees with my current name on them, so continuing to use my current name professionally seems to make the most sense. I wouldn't hyphenate because I think that's just silly. I'd just use one name professionally for practical reasons and the other one personally.

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Did you ask him why it would be a deal-breaker? Without this it's hard to say whether he's being "reasonable" or not.

I vote for everyone to keep their name and for the name to pass from mother to child - if it came out of her vagina there is little doubt that it's hers!!! :D:D

Is there a statistic on divorce-rates of people who do vs. don't change their last name? If I had to guess, I would say people who keep their name are more likely to have a lasting marriage because the husband let his wife decide what she wanted - a sign of trust and respect.



So I take it you don't believe in Child Support payments?
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>I consider my being someone's spouse is more important than considering myself as
>someone's child, which in my mind is the reason to change the last name when getting
>married.

Agreed. But wouldn't the same argument apply for the man taking the woman's name?

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>I consider my being someone's spouse is more important than considering myself as
>someone's child, which in my mind is the reason to change the last name when getting
>married.

Agreed. But wouldn't the same argument apply for the man taking the woman's name?



BTW, I voted "Either way". So, yes.

I exchanged Martin for Smith. My sister exchanged Martin for Gross. I never understood why that was a good idea. If I was him, I'd have dumped that last name in a flash, and taken darn near any name but that. I'm not sure what that says about either my sis or bro in law ;)

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Maybe the woman could change her last name to husbandhasshotgun and the man could change his to wifesabunnyboiler. Then, if they cheat on you, the other person had fair warning.
I know it just wouldnt be right to kill all the stupid people that we meet..

But do you think it would be appropriate to just remove all of the warning labels and let nature take its course.

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Deal breaker, but she knew that early enough to run if she wanted. Not controlling, just traditional. How am I to take her under my robe of protection if she is not willing to let me. I think that not taking the last name is a strong statement by the woman "I don't take this seriously and it gives me an easy out if I decide I don't like him".




Robe of protection? Really? Seriously?????? I'm all for taking the guys name but if he thinks I need to be under his "robe of protection" THAT'S a deal breaker.



What if under the robe of protection you were allowed to suck on the "sausage of wisdom"? :P
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If you're that hung up on "being me" you may not have the mindset to be a successful spouse.



I'd rather my wife be a successful person than a successful wife. I guess it's all about what you see as important in the other person.



After reading his responses, I can understand why Karen fell in love with and is still married to Remi. :)


(Wtf...why the hell are we all being so nice to the Remster!? It's disturbing...)

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I thought the whole point was that you put the other person's happiness first. If that were the case, whatever name made her happiest would be the one you would pick for her. But what do I know?
I know it just wouldnt be right to kill all the stupid people that we meet..

But do you think it would be appropriate to just remove all of the warning labels and let nature take its course.

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I thought the whole point was that you put the other person's happiness first. If that were the case, whatever name made her happiest would be the one you would pick for her. But what do I know?



Just depends on the girl. The first one I got engaged to but later broke it off, she was pretty adamant about keeping her last name as part of her married name, hyphenating it with my last name.

Now, my wife, she could not wait to dump her maiden name and take mine. B|
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