Wedding Post # 14

 

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When a person (traditionally the wife in many cultures) assumes the family name of his or her spouse, that name replaces the person’s birth surname, which in the case of the wife is called the maiden name. “Birth name” is also used as a gender-neutral or masculine substitute for “maiden name.”  (Wikipedia)

A married name is a family name or surname adopted by a person upon marriage.

Did  You Take your husbands last name ? Kept your for professional reasons? Hyphened your name ? There;s lots of options out there  here a few options and One you might not even know about.  Lisa 

 

History of taking your husband last name – 

Custom of taking husband last name- The Feminist Bride

 

 

Lisa Tip – Yes in the South we have our own tradition- – Read the article for a great look at this  tradition- but I must confess  until I married my Midwestern husband I didn’t realize  it was primary a Southern tradition.

Southern Tradition on name changes Southern Weddings

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    1. I did the traditional Southern thing and dropped my middle name (Kay) and I use Lisa Thomasson Jung . I really thought that was normal until my Midwestern husband pointed out that it wasn’t- and had to explain it when i filled out forms after we were married

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