f we didn’t have a culture where someone gave up their last name then there would be little value in a last name either.
I agree, but nobody is talking about first names in the US so your whole last paragraph kind of…
Jake Repko

This has never occurred to me and is an interesting idea, but is it true? If your wife takes your last name, does that make your last name more “valuable”? I’d like to understand what you mean here.

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