Skip to comments.Brazilian men take on wives' surnames
Posted on 03/15/2005 8:03:55 PM PST by Dan from Michigan
Brazilian men take on wives' surnames
Brazilian men are belying their macho reputation by taking on their wives' surnames.
Registry officials in Sao Paolo say 540 grooms adopted their bride's surname in the last three months.
Psychologist Deisely Carreiro Stefani told Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper: "By doing this the men show their brides how much they love and admire them."
Newlywed Jeremias Oliveira de Souza used to be called Jeremias Silva Luz.
He said: "When I got married, I wanted to start a new story with my wife and forget the sad things of the past."
I also happen to be of the old school when it comes to that.
I used to call my ex "Atilla, the Wife". (I'll never understand why that woman divorced me).
Ewwwwww I would have no respect for a man that takes a womans name. That is just wrong.
I'm in the process of ditching mine. But not for any reasons listed. 3 Letters is much shorter, simpler and not as mis-spelled as often as a 9 letter name. No weird permutations, no more listening to someone with a microphone take 4 running attempts to pronounce it, no more 'typographical errors' in the mail.
And south of the Mason Dixon line, if someone can't spell this 3 letter name, I believe I'm legally entitled to slap them.
Nice profile page!
So, if your family name was 'Sczakenquentina' and your wife's name was Jones; you'd want to stick with 'Sczakenquentina'? And yes, there are far worse last names than that... I think we both know of some real names that are unprintable in this forum.
If you have a 'doozie' and you decide to stick with it, do you think you are doing your children any favors?
¡Si! And "courted" her with machismo lines like "You are so beautiful, I wish I were cross eyed so I could see you twice!" :)
By doing this the men show their brides what easily dominated wussies they are.
I'm one of the lucky ones. Not only is my wife exponentially better looking than me, she happens to have the same name as a famous porn star half her age. The suggestion that she change her name to mine never came up.
Brazil seems to be getting a little too European anyway. Or is it Europe is geting a little too Brazilian?
LOL! I hope she takes her hot dogs with mayo. :D
LOL. My regards to "WOJ".
My cousin and his bride decided not to take either of their birth surnames, rather they picked a Native American (Indian) name as their new last name. Neither of them have a drop of American Indian blood in them. His papa wasn't too happy.
You do your children a great favor when you behave as a man.
I had a friend from law school who hated his parents so much that when he got married, he took his wife's name to spite them.
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