When a woman gets married, it’s typical in today’s society for her to adopt her spouse’s last name. However, between 20% and 30% of women reject this custom. They may decide to preserve their current last name, hyphenate it with the new last name, or even create a completely new last name that they can both use.

It takes a lot of consideration, as you might expect, to decide not to adopt your husband’s last name. Recently, a tweet from @MercyFul that posed the following query garnered a lot of attention: “I’d really like to hear the reasoning behind women who won’t take their husband’s last name,” the tweet stated.

And boy, did Twitter users provide. There is a tonne of reasons, it seems, why women choose not to adopt their husband’s last name after marriage. See the most popular comments below (including one from Chrissy Teigen) and make sure to read the entire conversation here.




 

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Why or why not do you favor adopting a man’s last name?