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After complaint, Miss. man allowed to change name
Associated Press ^ | 09\26\2012 | HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press

Posted on 09/26/2012 11:40:16 AM PDT by WKB

A Mississippi man has taken his wife's last name after the ACLU complained he was told by state officials that he would need a court order to do so because it was not traditional.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: aclu; lawsuit; namesake
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1 posted on 09/26/2012 11:40:19 AM PDT by WKB
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To: duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; KLT; ...

Mississippi ping


2 posted on 09/26/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT by WKB (After 4 years of Obama I am ready for a little R and R!!)
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To: WKB

What a fag.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 11:43:40 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: WKB

Hum? I am not sure I beleive this. When I got married, I just changed my drivers license and social security card, that was it.
A couple we know changed the husband’s middle name to her last name, so they were both hyphenated with the same name.
They never had an issue.
Well, every state has their own rules about this I guess.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 11:44:24 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: WKB

Tradition isn’t law.......


5 posted on 09/26/2012 11:48:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: EEGator

When I got married, 33 years ago, I toyed with the idea of taking my wife’s last name because I hate the last name I am stuck with...............


6 posted on 09/26/2012 11:50:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: WKB
"But she's the only surviving kid with her parents, and everybody said my name wrong. It was a dual reason. Now all I have to do is worry about people misspelling it."

How many ways are there to pronounce "Robert McCarthy"?!
7 posted on 09/26/2012 11:50:30 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: Red Badger

Badger? Not such a bad last name.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 11:53:06 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (If my body dies, then let it die, but let my country live.)
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To: EEGator

His sur name was Wilingastowokowski and her’s was Jones


9 posted on 09/26/2012 11:54:17 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Shimmer1

Had it been that I would have been proud of it. But as it is, I have a name that I despise...............


10 posted on 09/26/2012 11:54:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Shimmer1
Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!


11 posted on 09/26/2012 11:55:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Shimmer1; Red Badger
Badger? Not such a bad last name.

Agreed, but I would change the first name from "Red" to "Honey".


12 posted on 09/26/2012 11:57:07 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: WKB

It may be a male citizen of my state but it is no MAN.

LLS


13 posted on 09/26/2012 11:59:58 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: bert

Still unacceptable. He needs to turn in his Man Card.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 12:00:36 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Red Badger

Obama?


15 posted on 09/26/2012 12:01:33 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: ZX12R

Really, would anyone care?


16 posted on 09/26/2012 12:01:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger

Please consider yourself “NOT” part of my statement above.

LLS


17 posted on 09/26/2012 12:02:35 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Red Badger
But as it is, I have a name that I despise...............

I understand fully, Mr. Obama.

18 posted on 09/26/2012 12:03:31 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: EEGator; LibLieSlayer

Ugh, no!

I was raised in Mississippi, BTW.......


19 posted on 09/26/2012 12:04:44 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: svcw

Question: What happens when a hyphenated name marries another hyphenated name? Serious.

Does that last name get merged and we have a double-hyphenated last name? Then a quadruple hyphenated last name and so on. . .?

If not, and their child has a single last name, then why hyphenate the name to begin with. . .to show the child the wife is standing apart from the husband? Making a statement to everyone that she is not part of a single family? What does that tell any child they might have, that they are not one family but a temporary arrangement, that they are not one family but separate?

Taking a single last name is to reflect becoming one, becoming a single family. Take the man’s last name (or the woman’s), no matter, by doing so affirms you are one, a family, a single unit.

Just me, of course.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 12:06:59 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Not quite that bad, but damn close.............


21 posted on 09/26/2012 12:07:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Hulka
What happens when Juan Lopez-Lopez marries Maria Lopez-Lopez? Will their children be named Lopez-Lopez-Lopez-Lopez?

Maybe the guy in Mississippi's surname is Gay and his wife's surname is Strait.

22 posted on 09/26/2012 12:10:49 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Red Badger

Obama?


23 posted on 09/26/2012 12:12:30 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: EEGator
What a fag.

LMFAO! I swear that was the first thing I thought when I read this article.

24 posted on 09/26/2012 12:16:08 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: WKB

I didn’t know the ability to legally change your name was a matter that put tradition over law, and to the law it should only be whether the proper paperwork is filed - the name is merely a matter of the person’s choice; their choice, not the choice of “tradition”.

As someone who has looked into their own family’s genealogy, I have learned from friends with Spanish surnames that some of their searches were made easier by ancestors who gave their children names that contained the “surnames” of both parents.


25 posted on 09/26/2012 12:17:36 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: bert

“Wilingastowokowski”

Which means I fish on my side, you fish on your side and no one fishes in the middle!


26 posted on 09/26/2012 12:19:17 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (We have grieved the Holy Spirit, with our Dark hearts and dark minds turned against God!)
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To: WKB

Whatever.

He should be free to change his surname to whatever he wants.

Some of Hitler’s relatives did the same thing.


27 posted on 09/26/2012 12:19:34 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Hulka
Question: What happens when a hyphenated name marries another hyphenated name? Serious.

I would say that if the kids can't figure that out, they're not ready to get married.

28 posted on 09/26/2012 12:21:34 PM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

No no no, it’s spelled, “Raymond Luxury Yacht,” but it’s pronounced, “Throat Warbler Mangrove”. </Monty Python>


29 posted on 09/26/2012 12:24:03 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: nevergore; EEGator; LibLieSlayer; Trailerpark Badass; ZX12R

Nobody ever heard of him before 2006. This was 33 years ago. Had I not already served in the Marines Corps and had college records and all that kind of stuff, I might have gone ahead and used my wife’s last name since hers is easy to spell, pronounce and is somewhat famous.

My last name is on my BC, but the man who is listed as my father is not my father, nor would I ever claim such a person as my father.

I was raised solely by my grandfather, and I went by his last name until I was 14, even though I knew it was not legally mine. I lived in a very small town where everybody knows everybody else so it wasn’t a big deal.

When he died I was sent to live with my mother in another state. From that time on I had to use the legal last name on my BC, that of her first husband.

He was a wife beating, child abusing, too sorry to work good for nothing that would rather live off county relief (we didn’t have welfare in those days) than get an honest job. I am told that he paid someone else to go into the Army instead of him when he was drafted.

The bottom line though is that now that my only child, a daughter, is now married and has a child of her own, that last name through me will now disappear....................


30 posted on 09/26/2012 12:25:57 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Red Badger

I hope you leave some sort of record of all that for your children’s children’s children’s children. That sounds like a genealogist’s nightmare!


31 posted on 09/26/2012 12:34:48 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Red Badger

I hope you leave some sort of record of all that for your children’s children’s children’s children. That sounds like a genealogist’s nightmare!


32 posted on 09/26/2012 12:34:48 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: bert; Red Badger
My brother's research finally settled the origin of our family name, when our paternal grandfather and his sister changed it. (Interestingly, their own father--my GGF--changed it after they did.)

He found record of the names on two successive US Censuses (ummm, censes?) which showed the transition from an utterly unspellable and unpronouncable East European surname to a more (but still ambiguously) pronounceable one from a bit further west.

I have since asked my East European friends how to pronounce the ancestral name and also what it meant. They invariably scratch their heads about the meaning, but they gave me pretty reliable guides to its pronounciation, of which I am the only one in the family capable of reproducing.

So all in all, "Badger" doesn't seem so bad.

≤}B^)

33 posted on 09/26/2012 12:37:48 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: ponygirl

My half sister who lives in Panama City, just down the beach a ways, knows the story, as well as my other sisters in other parts of the country. She is unofficial genealogist for the family, doing the family tree and stuff like that.......


34 posted on 09/26/2012 12:38:17 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Hulka
Question: What happens when a hyphenated name marries another hyphenated name?

The only thing that we can be sure of is that the wife remains hyphena intacta.

35 posted on 09/26/2012 12:40:45 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: WKB

I think the guy’s a poosy for doing it but, there’s no real reason why he shouldn’t be allowed to, nor should there be any law against it.


36 posted on 09/26/2012 12:44:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bert

Geeze, try putting that on a mailing label or in any of those forms that require you put one letter in each of the boxes for your name.

He’s probably had to cut one up and tape more boxes so he can complete the form.

Voting must a bitch too.


37 posted on 09/26/2012 12:46:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Shimmer1

Honey Badger!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg


38 posted on 09/26/2012 12:47:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: WKB

his new name must be “eunach”


39 posted on 09/26/2012 12:50:32 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: WKB

I am not sure of the laws, but I do know that a very nice girl I actualy dated for a while, married her husband around ten years ago here in Cleveland, OH and he took her last name. He did so because he had an unfortunate last name that he always disliked.


40 posted on 09/26/2012 12:53:05 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Red Badger

I completely understand.

LLS


41 posted on 09/26/2012 12:56:54 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Hulka

I have expounded on what I regard as a gender-neutral family naming convention for some hypothetical society.

Stop me if you have heard this before....

OK, nobody stopped me, so here it is.

Everyone carries a dual surname, like this: surname1-surname2; however the order of surnames differs depending on the sex of the children.

Boys take Father’s surname1 then Mother’s surname1; girls take the same names in the opposite order.

When either sex marries, they keep their surname1, which commemorates their same-sex lineage, but discard their original surname2, taking on the surname1 of their spouse.

So, if there is a family whose dad is named “Smith-Jones,” the mom carries the surname “Jones-Smith.” Each child carries the same surname, in the same order, as the parent of the same sex.

Before the Smith-Joneses were married, the groom’s surname was Smith-Wojohowicz, and the bride’s name was Jones-Mogumbo. This indicates that the groom’s matrilineal line is the house of Wojohowicz, and the bride’s patrilineal line is the house of Mogumbo, neither of which name is passed on to their offspring.

Notice that there is still a bit of gender bias lurking in my description. When speaking of the family rather than about any specific member, I used the male-lineage-first form of the family name. I have not figured out any way to make such a reference completely gender neutral.

Oh, and yes-—same-sex marriages completely screw with this concept.


42 posted on 09/26/2012 12:58:43 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: VanDeKoik
Some of Hitler’s relatives did the same thing.

And Adolph's dad had earlier changed the family name from "Schickelgruber" to "Hiedler," although the parish clerk misheard it and wrote down "Hitler."

43 posted on 09/26/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Rokurota

English has a number of these.

I thought Wodehouse was joking when he wrote that featherstonhaugh was pronounced “fanshaw”, but he’s right!

http://www.claremont.org/publications/crb/id.1532/article_detail.asp
http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/featherstonhaugh


44 posted on 09/26/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: mdmathis6

LMAO! Where do you freepers come up wiht this stuff!!


45 posted on 09/26/2012 1:39:33 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Hulka

Well, for them it wasn’t an issue. The kids where given the hyphenated name. I supposed it could be a problem sometime, but right now they are at about 35 years together.
Their boy did get married and his wife just took the hyphenated name as her last name.

Their daughter has a professional career and uses her maiden name there because that’s what her degree is and she took her husbands name for everyday. (I think that is not uncommon)
For me personally it was easy, my maiden name is common, my husband’s last name is not. I dropped my middle name which I can not stand and made my maiden name my middle name (I think that is pretty common as well).

A friend of our family, came from a family of five kids and they all have different last names, not different fathers just last names. Her mom told me there are lots of really interesting last names so why not use them.

I agree a single last name shows unity.

A coworker of my husband remarried after her husband died and she just made that last name her middle name.

I ok, those are all the scenarios I know, you are also correct it could be so complicate your head could explode.


46 posted on 09/26/2012 1:43:27 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Red Badger

Understood. Sorry to hear about that.


47 posted on 09/26/2012 1:54:34 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: WKB; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Miss. man allowed to change name

So he goes by Miss Man now?

48 posted on 09/26/2012 1:57:21 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: WKB

I’m guessing there’s a sex change operation in the near future for “one” of the spouses in this marriage. I wonder which one it’ll be...hmmmm.


49 posted on 09/26/2012 1:58:00 PM PDT by moovova
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To: WKB

Well, how about that?
Sounds like a real sweetie who clearly and dearly loves his wife.
:)


50 posted on 09/26/2012 2:17:39 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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