Should women still take their husband's last name?

The tradition of marital surname changes is divisive among women worldwide

Stars Insider

06/09/21 | StarsInsider


For many women around the world, taking their husband's surname in marriage has been so deeply entrenched in the culture that the idea of keeping their maiden names doesn't even seem to be an option. But in recent years, particularly with this new era of feminism and gender consciousness, the practice is increasingly being called outdated, and some women are even challenging their country's legislation to obtain the right to keep their own name. Yet still, many women continue the practice and hold strong beliefs about the value of the tradition.

But what's really in a name change? Find out where the tradition began, how it evolved over time, and the pros and cons of both sides of the argument.

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