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To Change or Not to Change Your Surname after Marriage?

..... To Change Or Not To Change Your Surname After Marriage? According to research, more and more young brides are choosing to keep their maiden names after tying the knot. Deciding on whether or not to change your surname after marriage is a big decision. Here are a few important things worth considering. THE STATS AGE 35-39 YEARS 62% Age in 20s AGE 20-24 YEARS In most Arabic-speaking countries, women keep their full birth and family names and do not change their family names to their husbands' family names. Women who get married when they're 35 to 39 years old are 6.4 times more Only 62% of new brides in their 20s choose to take their husband's names. likely to keep their names than women who tie the knot between the ages of 20 and 24. USA NOW 1990 27 23 YEARS YEARS GREECE In the U.S, only eight states have an official name change for a man as part of their marriage process, others may petition a court, or, where not prohibited, use the In 1983, Greece enacted a law that The average woman is 27 years old when she first gets married. In 1990, she was 23. all women must keep their birth surname. common law method. THE QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF Is it important for you to have the same last name as your spouse and/or your children? Do you like your spouse's last name better? How important is your last name to your career? How does your spouse feel about a name change? What will your children have as a last name? THE OPTIONS ON THE TABLE Take his name Keep your name, but add his with a hyphen Keep your name Take your spouse's name legally, but keep your given name professionally Get your husband to hyphenate his name to0 WHAT DID THE CELEBRITIES D0? Took Their Spouse 's Name Kept Their Own Name VICTORIA ADAMS Victoria Adams or Posh Spice became Victoria Beckham after marrying UK football legend David Beckham in 1999. The MARIAH CAREY Mariah, one of the highest selling artists of all time, has been married twice and still kept her name. Beckham brand is estimated to be worth over £100,000 a day. JESSICA BIEL BEYONCE Jessica Biel legally changed her name to Timberlake after she married Justin in 2012. Beyonce Knowles didn't change her last name to Carter after marrying Jay-Z in 2008, but she did adopt it for her most recent world tour, the Mrs. Carter Show. JADA PINKETT SMITH HALLE BERRY Berry has been married three times and stayed to true to her last name every time. She is currently married Jada Pinkett took on Will's last name, Smith, once they got married in 1997. to French actor Olivier Martinez. PORTIA DE ROSSI It worked out well that Portia De Rossi became Portia Degeneres after her marriage to Ellen – she only had to change a few mere KIM KARDASHIAN Kim Kardashian has been married twice and kept her last name both times. The odds of her dropping the Kardashian name after she marries Kanye West are highly unlikely. letters! FERGIE JESSICA ALBA Stacy Ferguson, known to the world as Fergie, officially changed her legal name to Fergie Duhamel in 2013 - four years after walking Jessica Alba married Cash Warren in 2008 after they met on the set of Fantastic Four. The actress kept her last name after tying the knot in Los Angeles. down the aisle JENNIFER GARNER Jennifer Garner apparently has been legally known as Jennifer Affleck since 2005, however, she hasn't used it in a professional DREW BARRYMORE Drew Barrymore has been married twice and kept her own name both times. She even gave her last name to her daughter Olive Barrymore capacity. Kopelman. Resources ried-women-twenties-maiden-names-experts-claim-embracing-feminism.html stions-to-ask-yourself/ PETER EDWARDS PHOTO GRA PHY

To Change or Not to Change Your Surname after Marriage?

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Only 62% of new brides in their 20s choose to take their husband’s names.


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