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My Surname Doesn't Go With the Names I Like

Someone once told me that I need to keep my new last name in mind when picking baby names -- I shouldn't pick a name that ends with the same sound as my last name. Problem is, my last name is now Urban -- and there are so many names that I love that...

Man sues to take wife's name

After getting married, many women take their husband's last name. Other women hang on to their own name, or hyphenate to make a new, combined surname. It's unusual, however, to find a man who adopts his new wife's name as his own. Still, it's...

Eva Longoria takes her husband's name

When I married Christy's father all those years ago, I took his last name. It never occurred to me that I didn't have to do that - as far as I knew, all women (or in my case, girls) changed their last names to that of their husband. Plus, we were...

Pick a surname, any surname

When we got married, Rachel kept her last name the same. So did I. She felt strongly that she didn't want to change her name and I didn't care either way. Plus, as a school teacher, she didn't want to confuse her students by changing names. At her...

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