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Much of western Europe also follows the same pattern notable exceptions include Spain and Icelandwhere women tend to keep their birth names when they marry, and Greecewhich has made it a legal requirement for wives to retain their names for life since There, however, around half of name-takers keep their maiden name as a middle namewhich functions as a secondary surname.
There are, of course, numerous personal reasons a woman might want to lose her maiden name, from disliking how it sounds, to wanting to disassociate herself from absent or abusive family members. The first was the persistence of patriarchal power whether that was obvious to the couples or not. Lindsey Evans says she wants to change her name - and that the decision came from her. Some couples uncritically accepted the practice because it was conventional, while others actively embraced the idea of passing on male names.
I had something old, blue, borrowed and new. The researchers found the 'good family' narrative was a key factor in women changing their names. This, she hoped, would also avoid administrative hassle, for example when travelling abroad with her. Academics are split on how the name-changing norm plays against a backdrop of efforts to achieve gender equality.
That argument is strongly supported by women like Nikki Hesford, a business owner from northern England. This means women continue to be influenced by these kinds of messages, despite more gender-positive, feminist perspectives being given a greater platform. Hilda Burke suggests name-changing remains part of the traditional marriage narrative romanticised on social media.
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I haven't given up. So, you know what? Another argument is that feminism is ultimately about giving women free choice. How prevalent the male name-taking tradition will remain in the future is hotly debated by researchers. There is little predictive academic research, although there are s that - despite the slow progress to date - both women and men are becoming increasingly open to alternatives. This practice was traditionally the preserve of upper-class British families, but gender equality is emerging as a motivator within couples with more diverse backgrounds.
In the US, growing s of women are also opting for unhyphenated double surnames due to the need to remain searchable online for professional reasons. America Nazar says changing her name would have caused an awful lot of unnecessary admin. With women tending to marry later — the average age is now 35 or older in European countries including the UK, Italy and Spain, and around 28 in the US — this may also have an impact on future name choices. Research from Norway and the US suggests that older, more educated and economically independent women are more likely to keep their birth names, while the practice is less popular with younger, lower-paid women and within the African-American community.
I had a degree, my car, all different things. Other researchers point to the influence of the LGBTQIA community, where there already tends to be more flexibility around name changing.
As the concept of family evolves, more people will make decisions that work for them, some experts say. In London, psychotherapist Burke also believes that more diverse naming conventions will start to bleed into society. Go for it. The Life Project. The Life Project Identity. Why do women still change their names? Share using. By Maddy Savage. So why do so many young western couples still follow the tradition? Is this just a harmless tradition, or is there some sort of meaning leaking from those times to now - Simon Duncan.
It felt a bit archaic and old fashioned to just take my name - Nick Nilsson-Bean. Around the BBC.Any women love bbc
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