Women's surnames - keep hers? Take his?
What should a women do when she marries? Be traditional and take his name? Require him to change his name, or somewhere in between? Perhaps the solution lies in the couple coming up with a completely new surname? Nah? Didn't think you would like that!
Whatever you think, in addition to your vote, we would love to hear your views in the comments box below.
It may surprise you to know that the 'tradition' of keeping the man's name is really quite limited - even within Christianity. In Southern Europe and South America, for example, the names of both families are included although the women's names are dropped at the next generation.
Owned 'the wife'
There seems little doubt that the tradition originated in an age when the man literally owned his wife. Nowadays the more progressive interpretation is that the man and woman unite in one family. Although this does not explain why the man's name is the default outcome.
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