Why So Few Women Keep Their Maiden Names
John McDermott
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I have several great friends that have started using their maiden name with their husband’s surname.However ,the reverse is extremely rare.I do know one couple ,here in Louisville,that did a legal hyphenate ,and they are one of the most secure couple’s I know.I was in the UK in the seventies,and they had a very common trend of hyphenating both surnames for their children.I like this tradition.If the woman was Smith and the man was Jones,then when they had a child ,it became a Smith-Jones.This makes the most sense,because it keeps a clear geneological reference for future generations.