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Why Donít More Men Take Their Wifeís Last Name?
The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2018 | Caroline Kitchner

Posted on 07/25/2018 9:54:57 AM PDT by C19fan

In the run-up to marriage, many couples, particularly those of a more progressive bent, will encounter a problem: What is to be done about the last name?

Some have attempted work-arounds: the Smiths and Taylors who have become Smith-Taylors, Taylor-Smiths, or—more creative—Smilors. But there just isn’t always a good, fair option. (While many straight couples fall back on the option of a woman taking her husband’s last name, same-sex couples have no analogous default.)

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Because as the article even states in history a man taking the last name of the woman means the woman is higher up the hierarchy than than man. The man is admitting he is a Beta. One of the more notorious examples was the husband of Elizabeth Báthory, the most prolific serial killer in history, took her name because the Bathorys were one of the most powerful families in Hungary.
1 posted on 07/25/2018 9:54:57 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Because nobody wants to be like Donny Hendrix.


2 posted on 07/25/2018 9:56:31 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: C19fan

Why don’t more LEfties OD?


3 posted on 07/25/2018 9:57:04 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=600><p>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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To: C19fan

There’s something to be said for taking the best name. Who wants to be a Sammenfink when you can be a Barrett?


4 posted on 07/25/2018 9:57:25 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: C19fan

Because we aren’t pussies.


5 posted on 07/25/2018 9:57:32 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Splodeyhead is the only cure for MAGAphobia)
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There are way too many cupcakes in this world if they agree to take their wife’s last name. It’s also an insult to your family as a man to change your name as you are in charge of carrying that name on through your family tree.

Then again, if progressives want to show they are bigger patsies than we think they are, by all means, let them do so. Just proves the point easier.


6 posted on 07/25/2018 9:57:33 AM PDT by InsidiousMongo
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To: C19fan

Same reason more husbands do NOT wear pussyhats. Too busy getting the job done.


7 posted on 07/25/2018 9:59:07 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Delta 21

My first thought.


8 posted on 07/25/2018 9:59:48 AM PDT by John W (Trump/Pence 2020)
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Used to be that there were no family names, and what is perceived as a last name by us was actually the name of the father, with “son of” either preceding or following that name. Still done that way in Iceland.


9 posted on 07/25/2018 10:01:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Delta 21

Decisions, decisions...For a male: keep your father’s last name or take the last name of your father-in-law.

For a female: take the man’s name you marry or keep your father’s name.

Which MAN’S name do you want?


10 posted on 07/25/2018 10:04:25 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: C19fan

I don’t recognize fake homo unions.


11 posted on 07/25/2018 10:05:07 AM PDT by onedoug
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Because the man’s job is to LEAD, not be dominated.


12 posted on 07/25/2018 10:07:59 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: C19fan

We had a young man do this in our Church recently. His wife is a wonderful young lady who is from a wonderful family. Dad is a extremely nice, retired Brig. General from the Army, Mom is just one of God’s gifts to humanity...both the kind of folks you are glad to have in your life.

While I would not call the young man an ‘Alpha’, he seems like a very nice guy, he loves his wife dearly, and I think he just wanted to be part of their family.

I know nothing of his family life.


13 posted on 07/25/2018 10:11:44 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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idiotic


14 posted on 07/25/2018 10:13:52 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ( "Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Delta 21

Thank you for saying it.


15 posted on 07/25/2018 10:14:17 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (Capitalists sign their checks on the front. Socialists sign theirs on the back.)
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I have no problem with women who keep their original last name, especially if she uses that name to make money. People with hyphens and spaces in their names are a pain in the a**. Which last name do you use? The Mexicans use the “first” last name and the feminazis use the “second” last name. Which name are you using today? I would never, ever take a trip on airplanes or cross international borders with anybody who has multiple identities.


16 posted on 07/25/2018 10:15:11 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: C19fan

This is the kind of sht that first world libtards lose sleep over.....


17 posted on 07/25/2018 10:15:11 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Truth is hate speech to those who hate the truth.)
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To: C19fan

Because they don’t want endless jokes from their friends.


18 posted on 07/25/2018 10:15:54 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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The only guy I know who did this was a Japanese guy. There were no male children in his wife’s family, so he took their name in order to continue their family name. Surely a noble gesture, but not common in the west.


19 posted on 07/25/2018 10:16:19 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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same-sex couples have no analogous default

Probably because they aren't really married, no matter what some sad bureaucrat paper pusher hands them.

20 posted on 07/25/2018 10:17:04 AM PDT by relictele
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